Orthotic Study Day May 2012

Dorset orthopaedic delivered another successful Orthotic Study Day for clinical professionals on May 24th.

The Day started with a talk by Matthew Hughes, a prosthetist/Orthotist at Dorset Orthopaedic, about foot and ankle arthritics.

The subsequent guest speaker was Nicky Cartwright, a specialist Physiotherapist in Neurosciences at Queen Elizabeths Hospital Birmingham. Her informative talk was on the Impact of Silicone Ankle Foot Orthoses (SAFOs) on Cadence, Balance and Falls in People with Neuromuscular Disease.

The morning continued with Paul Taylor from The National Clinical FES (Functional Electrical StimulationCentre) at Salisbury District Hospital delivering ‘An introduction to FES’.

After lunch a tour around Dorset Orthopaedics facilities was followed by hands-on orthotic workshops.

Making Silicone cosmoses at Dorset Orthopaedic

SAFO design at Dorset Orthopaedic










Above left: Silicone cosmeses for prosthetics; Above right: Silicone orthotics; Below left: Dorset Orthopaedic’s newly developed restoration cover; Below right: Demonstrations with Q&A of the latest prosthetic technology.

Dorset Orthopaedic's new restoration cover

Demonstration of the latest prosthetic technology










Production of the moulds from casts

Silicone used for making SAFO's

Hands-on SAFO making workshop

Making of the moulds from SAFO castings.







Q&A regarding SAFO production







Hands-on opportunity for everyone to make a SAFO.







Orthotic Q&A for professionals at Dorset Orthopaedic

Participants discussing questions at the Orthotic Study day at Dorset Orthopaedic for professionals

Q&A with Orthotist, Andrew Collins.









These days are open to clinical professionals only.

To find out more information about our next Open Day please call Kelly on ++(0)142 481 793 or Click here to send an Enquiry Form quoting Kelly -Orthotic Study Day