What is Orthotics?

An orthotic device is externally placed on the body to correct functional and structural characteristics of the neuromuscular system and the skeletal system. This is mostly used to help improve mobility, prevent injury or decrease progression of deformities.

An orthotic device normally falls under the terms braces, insoles and splints. When you are in need of an Orthotic device, the choices can seem overwhelming. From an off-the-shelf brace to a custom made Orthotic device, the range is nearly endless. Our vision here at Bradley Beckerleg Orthopaedics is always the same, though – to help you be more independent and mobile in your everyday activities.

Lower Extremity Orthotics

Our lower limb products that we provide includes: Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFOs); Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis (KAFOs); Night-time braces/Resting splints; callipers; Compression stockings and Foot Inners.


Indications for an Ankle Foot Orthosis (AFO) include:

  • Drop Foot
  • CVA / Stroke
  • Arthritis
  • Removal of Ex-fix
  • Unstable fracture
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Ankle Instability
  • Paralysis
  • Ankle Fusion
  • Multiple Sclerosis

Indications for a Knee Orthosis include:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Instability
  • ACL/PCL Tear or Repair
  • Varus (Inward Angle) or Valgus Outward Angle) Deformities
  • MCL/LCL Insufficiencies
  • Post-Operative problems
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Multiple Sclerosis