"He’s able to keep up with his mates at preschool and child care, and he’s able to play at the park.”
Stacey, Jude's mum
***Some of our services may be delivered differently as we respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. To find out specific information about how these changes affect our services, visit our dedicated COVID-19 page.***
3D printed custom-made orthoses
At Northcott, children are able to access 3D printed, custom-made orthoses through our collaboration with AbilityMade and Northcott Innovation. This collaboration enables us to provide children with a range of orthoses, such as Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs), Supra Malleolar Orthoses (SMOs) and UCBLs using a plaster-cast free, digital approach.
See the 3D printed AFOs process in action here.
Our experienced and committed orthotics team will work with customers to identify and create the right orthoses for each individual’s specific needs. We specialise in a range of custom-made orthoses including: Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFOs), Foot Orthoses (FO), Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses (KAFOs), Supra Malleolar Orthoses (SMOs), UCBLs, calipers, and custom supports/braces for the lower limbs. Off the shelf orthoses are also available. This service is available for adults and children.
Our highly experienced pedorthist will support customers to live comfortably by creating custom made medical grade footwear. The footwear is designed with style and support in mind and can be tailored to suit the needs of individuals with polio, diabetes, ulcers, leg length discrepancy, club foot, charcot foot and foot deformities. All custom footwear can be designed in collaboration with Northcott’s orthotist to ensure seamless integration between the footwear and the individual’s brace, caliper or orthoses. Our team can also modify off the shelf footwear to accommodate extra width, depth, shoe raisers and orthoses. This service is available for adults and children.
I have over 18 years experience as an Orthotist and enjoy working closely with my customers. I believe that the physical disability is never a barrier to living a fulfilling life
During my 34 years with Northcott, I’ve enjoyed getting to know our customers and offer a service that improves their quality of life.
Stacey, Jude's mum
We are committed to you. As part of our service delivery, you can expect:
Personalised service – Your own key contact to answer all of your questions. One-on-one appointments.
Proactive communications – Information provided about the status of your order or service.
Easy access to service – Ongoing repair, maintenance and advice.
Craftsmanship – Many years experience and knowledge in orthotics and custom made footwear.
Extensive resources – Access to digital and traditional fabrication technologies.
Professional Support – Professional guidance and peer supervision can be arranged with our Orthotist and/or Pedorthist – please contact us for hourly rates.
A free AOPA accredited webinar – recording on providing Culturally and Linguistically sensitive services in the P&O industry is available here. This webinar forms part of a project to share the 3D technology related to the 3D printing of orthoses with the P&O industry in NSW, funded by the NSW government.
If you are interested in attending Northcott’s Orthotics and Specialised Footwear clinics as a student for student supervision placement, please contact us for a discussion.
When and where this service is available
Our office is located at 1 Fennell Street, North Parramatta, NSW, 2151. Northcott’s orthotics and custom-footwear service is available Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm. We welcome you to drop in anytime to discuss your options or call us on 1800 818 286 to chat with our friendly team. We support various forms of disability including neurological, congenital and genetic conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Acquired Brain Injury, Spina Bifida, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injury and Developmental Delay.
Additional funding information
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will use the following terms to describe the funding that can be used to purchase therapy services: Improved daily living skills, Assistive technology.
We can also support customers who would like to pay for services using their own funds, or if they have different type of state or Australian government funding, such as Enable.