Orthotics is a specialty within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of externally applied devices (formally termed as “orthoses” but sometimes called “splints” or “braces”) onto the body. These are used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system.

The Orthotics Department at RNOH is supported by a team of experienced orthotists and orthoses are manufactured on site in the centre's workshops. We specialise in assessing and managing complex problems and work with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, especially orthopaedic surgeons and physiotherapists.

The main Orthotics Department is located on the hospital site at Stanmore. A satellite Orthotics Department also operates at Bolsover Street Central London Assessment Centre. Bolsover Street and Stanmore clinic hours are 8:30-4:30pm Monday-Friday.

Reception hours are from:

Monday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Tuesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Wednesday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Thursday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Orthotic outpatient clinics run every weekday and require scheduled appointments. 

If you need to collect your Orthosis this can be done during the reception hours.

Stanmore Orthotics department reception: 020 8909 5418
Bolsover Street Orthotics department reception: 020 7391 4225
Email address: rnoh.orthotics@nhs.net

  • Paediatric orthotics
  • Diabetic orthotics
  • Polio limb dysfunction
  • Scoliotic spine
  • Complex lower limb conditions or deformities
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Neurological orthotics and spinal cord injury
  • Brachial Plexus Management

Clinical Lead Orthotist: Donna Cooper

Senior Orthotists:
Jim Ashworth Beaumont
Eileen Reinhardt
Jamie Halliday
Fiona Burgess
Holly Phimister

Maryan Abdullah Ali
Chloe Calderwood
Sean Taylor

Our orthotists are all registrants of the Health & 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.

Special Interests

Donna Cooper - Scoliosis and spinal cord
Eileen Reinhardt - Polio, Brachial plexus, foot & ankle conditions and scoliosis
Jim Ashworth-Beaumont - Neuro-rehabilitation including spinal cord injury, rehabilitation, diabetic, sports medicine and healthcare research
Jamie Halliday - Rigo Cheneau bracing, spinal cord injuries and KAFO’s
Holly Phimister - Scoliosis, foot & ankle conditions and myeloma
Fiona Burgess - Spinal cord injury, foot & ankle conditions and scoliosis
Maryan Abdullahi Ali - neurological conditions and foot & ankle conditions
Chloe Calderwood - Foot and ankle conditions, diabetes and paediatrics
Sean Taylor - Foot & ankle conditions, neurological conditions and paediatrics

Commencing 1st January 2024, the Orthotics Department will only accept internal referrals for assessment, direct from RNOH Consultant-led services. We will not accept referrals from GP surgeries.



Patients who need transport should call the Trust's transport assessment team on 020 7188 2888

Discharge policy

Once orthotic intervention has been provided and reviewed, patients will be discharged back to their GP service with a written report and recommendation for further management.

OPUS is a voluntary users group working alongside the RNOH to provide an effective forum for all RNOH Orthotic and Prosthetic Department users, their families and carers. OPUS aims to establish a network of peer support and a positive working relationship between users, centre clinicians and the Trust, providing opportunities for feedback, voicing concerns and sharing ideas.

Visit the OPUS website for more information, or email us.

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