(08) 9388 9779
Our clinic is located in West Perth, less than 1km from major freeways in all directions, and there is free parking on-site.
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm
Frequently Asked Questions
The technical term for any body brace or support is an orthoses. Orthoses are commonly referred to as orthotics, braces, splints and supports, and are often used to compensate for difficulties in the muscular, skeletal or neurological systems.
WHAT ARE ORTHOSES?
Our clients vary greatly, and while some share common pathologies and diagnoses, their individual requirements can be quite unique. Many of our clients are looking for a solution to help overcome the limitations resulting from acute fractures, sports injuries or chronic pain. Our clients with Scoliosis usually require bracing for the duration of growth of the spine, to prevent progression or even correct a curvature in the spine. Others require long term support to improve mobility restrictions caused by cerebral palsy, spina bifida, CMT, polio, stroke, acquired brain injury, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, arthritis, spinal cord injury or peripheral nerve damage, among others.
WHO USES ORTHOSES?
The team at Interface Orthotics is here to support you through every step of the way. Though we deliver a personalised service to every clientpatient, hover over the image below to learn more about what to expect when you come to Interface Orthotics.
During an assessment, we learn all about you! This assessment begins your personalised service at Interface Orthotics, and helps us plan the right prescription for you. These assessments look different for everyone and can vary based on your available funding.
At Interface Orthotics, we often use plaster of paris (POP) or fibreglass plaster to take a cast to make a copy of your limb. We then use this to help custom make your device. These appointments can get a little messy, so keep this in mind when you get dressed for the day! We also use 3D scanning for some of our appointments (especially for plagiocephaly and scoliosis related casting).
During a fitting, the device is fit to you, and wear instructions will be given to you by one of our clinicians. Care advice for your device will also be given to you during this appointment.
A review follows the fitting of your device. This may be days, weeks or months after your fitting, and enables us to check on your progress, and make any changes that may be needed.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT WHEN VISITING INTERFACE ORTHOTICS?
It is important to reach out over any concerns or problems regarding your orthotic device. These may be able to be solved over the phone, or in a review appointment. These may include:
Pain or rubbing caused by the orthosis
Lasting areas of redness or blisters forming after periods of wearing the orthosis
Issues/concerns with fit or comfort
Changes in condition
I'M HAVING ISSUES WITH MY DEVICE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
You don't need a referral to come see us at Interface Orthotics. However any referrals you may have can help our team to get the most information before we begin your care at Interface Orthotics.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO VISIT INTERFACE ORTHOTICS?
We currently do not accept HICAPS. However our team are available to provide you with whatever you need to claim privately.
DO YOU ACCEPT PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE (HICAPS)?
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
1025 Wellington Street
West Perth, WA 6005