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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.


Welcome to the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Orthotic Service information pages.

Our Orthotics team includes 20 Orthotists and we work across 8 hospital sites. We only see patients at the hospital; we do not have any clinics in the community. To find your closest Orthotic clinic see "Orthotic Locations" below.

Who are we?

Orthotists are Allied Health Care Professionals registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) who specialise in the assessment of the whole body for biomechanical problems and if appropriate may prescribe, measure, fit or review an Orthosis.

What do we do?

An Orthotist will assess tendons, ligaments, bones, joints, nerves and other structures and create a treatment plan in agreement with our patients in order to:

  • Improve your movement and strength
  • Help you to do more of your normal activities
  • Help you reduce or manage your pain
  • Help you to understand and manage your problem with our support

We can prescribe and supply Orthotic devices including prescription footwear, insoles, ankle foot orthoses, knee braces, wrist hand orthoses, pressure redistribution devices and spinal braces, but we can also give advice about what you can do to improve your own health and manage your condition.

How do you access our service?


Information for Adults
You can ask your General Practitioner (GP) or any Healthcare Professional to send a referral to Orthotics for you.

If you prefer, you can Self-Refer to the Service by calling the following number 0141 347 8909
Ask for an appointment for Orthotics and give a short description of why you need an appointment.


Information for Children and Young People
If you are under 16 years old and live in the Clyde area which includes RAH, IRH and Vale of Leven hospitals you can request an appointment by calling the number 0141 347 8909

If you are under 16 years old and live in the Glasgow area you should contact the Orthotic Department at the Royal Hospital for Children directly if you would like an appointment on 0141 452 4651 or email [email protected]



Telephone and Video Consultations

Due to COVID 19 restrictions NHSGGC Orthotic Service continues to carry out initial appointments by telephone and video call where possible to protect patients and staff .

🔵 Video consultations (Near Me) may also be used for follow up

🔵 Face to face appointments are being arranged if a virtual appointment is not the right type of appointment for you.


📞Please take a note of the phone number below

(it may also show as ‘no caller id’ )  we’d like to speak to you

0800 678 3393


If you have been offered a 'Near Me' Video consultation, you can access our Virtual waiting area by clicking on the link below

'Orthotics Near Me' Waiting Area 

 or type in the following URL

Last Updated: 12 August 2021