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Before we can start designing and manufacturing your bespoke orthosis, our clinicians will meet with you for a clinical assessment. Using their expertise in biomechanics and orthotics, they can ensure that your finished orthosis will have the best fit, comfort and performance possible.

Biomechanical assessment

After taking a history of your complaint or condition, our clinicians will carry out the following assessments:

  • Static assessment (visual
    examination looking at joint
    deformities and skin condition)
  • Manual assessment (looking at joint ranges, positional relationships of body segments, quality of movement, muscle strength and sensory loss and impairment)
  • Dynamic assessment (gait analysis – can include video gait analysis using the dartfish system)

Condition review

We’re on hand to review your prescription whenever you need. This can be formally arranged when your orthosis is fitted and you can return after a time so we can check fit and functionality. Alternatively you can get in touch if your condition or prescription changes. The choice is yours.

Insurance assessments

If you’re pursuing a legal claim for an injury where an orthosis may be needed, a solicitor may instruct Crispin Orthotics. We’ll perform an examination and submit a report detailing suitability and type of orthosis, along with a cost breakdown.

Gait analysis

Ideal for sportspeople, this formal study of gait in running or walking uses a treadmill and DartfishTM gait analysis software. It highlights any abnormal joint motions and abnormalities in timing and movement.

Plantar pressure analysis

The Parologg ® plantar pressure system gives us quantifiable data on pressure distribution under the foot. It identifies areas of unusually high or low pressure, along with the path of progression. This helps us assess foot function, design precise orthoses and track the effect of an individual orthosis.