Orthotic Team

 

Orthotic Team

Orthotics is a specialised profession which brings together a team of highly skilled and experienced individuals.

Orthotic Technical Team

At Crispin Orthotics, we have an experienced technical team that can manufacture any type of made to measure Orthotic product within our technical workshop.  There are no professional qualifications required to be an Orthotic technician, however our team are encouraged to pursue a NVQ to level 3.

Our Orthotic workshop is split into the following specialities:

Plastic Manufacture  – Including, AFO’s, KAFO’s, knee braces, spinal supports, protective helmets, protective face masks and rigid insoles.

Metalwork – Including KAFO’s, conventional calipers and adaptions to footwear.

Carbon Fibre Manufacture – Including carbon fibre AFO’s, KAFO’s, knee braces and rigid insoles

3D Modelling – Using software to manipulate 3D scans and the creation of physical models by our 4 axis milling machine.

Silicone Manufacture – Including Silicone AFO’s, silicone hybrid orthotics and silicone insoles

3D Printing – Creating specialist Orthotic products with 3D printing technology

Fabric Manufacture – Including Fabric spinal supports and gaiter type orthotics.

Made to Measure Footwear Manufacture – From the creation of a last, to the pattern, through to the manufacture of the upper to the finished footwear.

Leatherwork Manufacture – Including KAFO’s, wrist braces and conventional orthotic products.

Footwear Repairing – Our Orthotic Team can repair and adapt most high street and orthotic type footwear.

Skilled Orthotic Team

Orthotic Clinical Team

Our Orthotists have a BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics dual qualification. They are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and are members of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)

Areas of expertise:

Biomechanics – The study of movement of the body and the forces which applied during walking, sitting and standing.

Physics – Using physics to look at the design of orthotic products and the forces that they apply to the body

Human Biology – Understanding anatomy and the various conditions that affect the human body

Graphical Communication – Used in the design of orthotic devices and the technical drawings required to create some of our products

Computer Aided Design –  Using computers in the manipulation of 3D images and the productions of 3d models

Material Science – An understanding of the properties of the materials used in the manufacture of Orthotic products

Orthosis Manufacture – An understanding of how technicians manufacture Orthotic products

Orthotic Clinician