Orthotics is the application of external devices to a part of the body to either maintain or alter the position of a joint or body part. They are most commonly used to reduce pain and discomfort, improve mobility and function, and to reduce risk of further injury.

There is a very wide variety of conditions that may require the use of an orthosis, and they can be fitted to almost any part of the body, from the feet all the way up to the face and head. You might require an orthosis if you have any of the following conditions:

• Sports injury
• Plantar fasciitis
• General foot/ankle pain
• Tendon or Ligament injury
• Fracture
• Osteoarthritis
• Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Diabetes
• Talipes Equinovarus (clubfoot)
• Multiple Sclerosis
• Polio
• Stroke
• Cerebral Palsy
• Down Syndrome
• Spina Bifida
• And many others

Depending on your needs you may be fitted with an orthosis that is custom made for you, or one that is produce to fit a range of people (your Orthotist will discuss this with you and agree the best solution). An orthotic device may also be called a brace or a splint, and there are many different types. Please follow the links below for more information on each type of orthosis.

APOS  can provide masks for sports injuries right here in Ireland. there is no need to travel to the United Kingdom for this device. at our clinic in Galway we will assess you and manufacture the best device for you providing you with a custom fit device giving you the best protection. The masks are intended to cover and protect a laceration or unstable part of the face. Typically, they are used to guard against further injury and lacerations during sport, for example, fractures to the nose or cheekbone. Larger masks can be used as burn or compression masks to lighten and/or soften scar tissue and protect facial grafts.

The AFO you are provided which will help to raise your foot up to the correct position and improve mobility and function over time. Through our expert clinical care and solutions, the AFO will support and control movement as well as restoring some function at the Ankle, Foot and Knees.The AFO will also reduce symptoms such as pain and pressure.