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Orthotics and Custom Footwear

Customised solutions to support the mobility needs of children and adults with disability

A young girl getting fitted for Orthoses

Highly specialised Orthotics team

We have a dedicated orthotics team that works with you to design and craft orthoses tailored to your specific needs, including AFOs, Foot Orthoses (FO), KAFOs, SMOs, UCBLs, calipers, and custom supports/braces for lower limbs. We can create these products using traditional plaster casting or with a digital approach, where the product is 3D printed using high strength, high quality materials

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

Additionally, Northcott can create custom-made medical-grade footwear and modify your off-the-shelf shoes to make sure you are fully supported and comfortable when moving around.

Increase Mobility



How our Orthotics team can support you

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.

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.

Custom orthotics

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.

Custom footwear

Our highly experienced pedorthist (show maker) will support you 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.

NDIS Funding for Orthotics and Custom Footwear

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.

Enquire about Orthotics and Custom Footwear

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Accessibility and Inclusivity

We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land and commit to building a brighter future together.

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If you have any questions, please speak to your Service Manager, Service Coordinator or call us on 1800 818 286.