What we do

The Orthotics department is based at St Luke’s Hospital and serves the communities of Bradford and outlying districts.

An orthosis is a device placed across a joint (usually) to control, stabilise or influence it in some way. However, no joint of the body works in isolation so an in-depth consideration is given to the effects an orthosis has on the entire biomechanical structure.

An Orthotist is the person qualified to assess and arrange the manufacture of these devices. Importantly the Orthotist will also assess the wider social and domestic implications that a prescribed orthosis has on an individual.

We care for a wide range of conditions using orthotic devices. These include:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Paediatrics
  • Diabetics
  • Rheumatology
  • Neurology
  • Oncology

We also provide a wig and support hosiery service.

We care passionately about orthotics and the benefits it brings to thousands of local people.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of care without prejudice for all clients. With this in mind we are committed to driving up standards through continued professional development and remain at the cutting edge of developments in the field of orthotics.

Referrals come from our consultants, GPs and other health professionals.

What happens at your first visit

You will be seen at your first consultation appointment by one of our orthotists who will put together a comprehensive assessment and treatment plan.

It is useful if you can bring any previous orthoses (splints or braces) to the appointment with you.

Sometimes your treatment plan will start during the assessment appointment, or you will be brought back for measurement or casting appointments, depending on your needs.

Further appointments will then be needed to fit the appropriate orthosis and review and maintain it.

What to do if you have problems

It is not uncommon for your orthosis to require tuning following the first fitting appointment.

If your orthotic device is broken, no longer fits or causes significant pain please contact us to arrange an appointment by ringing 01274 365229. Please see our opening times opposite.

Who we are


Our orthotists are all registrants of the Health and Care Professions Council (UK professional regulatory body). They are fully qualified to degree level or equivalent, and have extensive experience in all areas of orthotic treatment.

Contact details

For all enquiries please call: (01274) 365229

Email:  Orthotics.SLH@bthft.nhs.uk

Orthotics Department
St. Luke’s Hospital
Little Horton Lane


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Opening times

Monday – Friday, 8.30am-3.30pm.

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Interested in joining our team?

Our talented and compassionate staff help care for a diverse population, which is what makes Bradford such a special place to work. Choosing the right people is key to our success. If you think you’ve got what it takes, please contact us by email at careers@bthft.nhs.uk to discover more about our latest opportunities.