Referrer Information


Open to everyone

Our clinics are open to both private patients and public patients with a referral from a doctor or other health professional. Private patients do not need a referral letter however all public patients require a written referral to access funding from the medical card scheme. Our main facility is at Oranmore, Co Galway, however, we also hold clinics almost nationwide. Attendance is by appointment only.

Working with specialist services as part of a multidisciplinary team

We provide services in a wide variety of health, education and social care settings as part of a multidisciplinary team. These clinics are accessed through contact with the specialist service provider in that location. Call us on 091 796983 to discuss holding a clinic as part of your service.

Clinics open to the public

  • Our Service
  • Orthotic Lab
  • Medico legal Reports

We are the largest independent prosthetics and orthotics provider in Ireland. Our full range of prosthetic, orthotic and gait analysis services are provided by professionally qualified prosthetist orthotists in clinical settings.   This can be part of your multi-disciplinary team or independently as required.  Our expertise includes the delivery of services to paediatric and special needs patients.

Our clinicians are trained and experienced in delivering the most up to date technological solutions in the fields of prosthetics and orthotics. We are happy to assist patients in selecting the optimum solution to meets their individual needs. Through our services patients can access the best solutions internationally available without ever having to leave Ireland thus negating the cost and distress of traveling abroad. This in itself can be an ease for our patients knowing that the latest technology is available ‘on their doorstep’ here in Ireland.

Let us make your custom orthotic insoles 

The APOS Orthotic Lab uses the latest technology in the manufacture of your patients’ custom orthotics.

We have been providing a full prosthetic and orthotic clinical service since 2002. Now, we have opened our lab to make orthotic insoles for our colleagues in the allied health professions. We pride ourselves on offering quality, guaranteed Irish, custom-made, orthotic devices.

We are delighted to offer you:

  • A simple pricing structure offering one flat price with no hidden extras
  • Prompt turnaround times to have your orthotic devices manufactured and returned to you
  • Experienced orthotic lab staff, meeting the highest international standards of ISO 9001
  • Manufactured in Ireland and 100% Irish owned
  • The support of our experienced clinical team to advise you on clinical issues

Truly custom-made

Our team of technicians will manufacture to your specifications.  We have extensive experience in producing and supplying orthotic insoles for patients with the most challenging needs. Whether you require solutions for straightforward or complex situations, you can be confident that we have the ability and materials to achieve the results you require.

For more information contact:

Darren Mathews, General Manager, on 091 796983 or

Our senior prosthetist orthotists have considerable experience in preparing medico-legal reports for patients and their legal teams.

As an independent and experienced provider, we can report on the potential need and cost of meeting that need from the complete range of prosthetic and orthotic devices available internationally.

Patients or their representatives wishing to avail of this service should contact us for a quote on 091 796983.

  • Medical Card Patient Referrals
  • Private Patient Referrals

We are delighted to welcome patients holding a Medical Card or Long Term Illness (LTI) Card. There is no cost for our services for patients who hold these cards.

However, we require the following:

  • Referral letter from a GP (or other Health Professional)
  • Medical or LTI Card details

Referral pathways vary across regions, if you are unsure of the pathway in your region you can send us your referral by  email on or forward your letter to our Oranmore office and we will liaise with the appropriate HSE office.

We will, then, be able to offer an assessment appointment at one of our clinics conducted by a registered Orthotist/Prosthetist. At assessment, your patient will be advised as to the options available. Our treatment includes assessment and fitting consultations, the orthosis or prosthesis and any follow up appointment that may be necessary.

We will provide the HSE with a full quote for any treatment we recommend and they will make a funding decision in due course. The length of time it takes for this process varies from area to area. Each health area has its own system for referral to our service but in most cases a referral letter from a GP or other Health Professional such as a chartered physiotherapist or podiatrist is necessary.

Patients with GP Visit Cards are not covered for HSE funded treatment but can be treated privately at one of our clinics nationwide.

Referrals of private patients are welcome. Although, it is useful and informative a letter of referral with your opinion and findings is not a requirement for private patients to access our services.

Your patient will be assessed and treated by a professionally, qualified and  registered prosthetist orthotist.  Our clinical team are more than happy to answer your questions and discuss your patients care with you either before or after referral.

As APOS is a medical device provider all costs can be submitted on your Med 1 Form. Private insurers may reimburse the cost of orthotics and prosthetics, however, we do recommend that you check with them first.

Restoring Functional Independence

APOS Ltd is an Irish owned, specialist clinical, prosthetics and orthotics provider. We are involved in gait analysis and the manufacture and fitting of specific prosthetic and orthotic devices to clients with a wide range of pathologies.

We pride ourselves on our innovative and creative design and we strive to provide the highest quality services for our patients.

Atlantic Prosthetic Orthotic Services Ltd Company Registration Number 352490