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Upper Limb Orthotics


At Orthotics UK we are able to provide you with a range of upper limb orthotics to suit your needs. We provide a large range of custom made devices but are also able to pre made orthoses if appropriate. Upper limb orthotics can provide support to the whole arm or to just a part if required, there support could focus even on a single finger.

What are the indications for use of an upper limb orthotic?

There are many indications for using an upper limb orthotic including:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an upper limb orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are upper limb orthotics often used for?

Many conditions benefit from the use of an upper limb orthoses including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an upper limb orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of an upper limb orthotic?

Upper limb orthotics can provide a number of benefits. These include:


There are many benefits using an upper limb orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of upper limb orthotics are available?

Types of upper limb orthotics that may be used include:


Elbow orthotics

Elbow orthotics are available in a variety of styles from those providing low level support e.g. sleeves or bands through to orthotics which provide complete or partial motion restriction e.g. fracture, contracture or range of motion orthotics.

Hand orthotics

We are able to provide a wide range of hand orthotics including dynamic splints such as the SaeboGlove helping you to improve your hand function and static resting splints to help prevent or control a contracture of your wrist and fingers.

Finger orthotics

Finger orthotics may be used following an injury or surgery. We can provide orthotics to perform a variety of functions including immobilisation and providing a prolonged stretch.

Thumb orthotics

Conditions impacting the thumb can make a lot of tasks more difficult, we therefore aim to provide the best orthotic for you. There is a large range of thumb spica orthotics available which can support a variety of conditions including sports injuries, arthritis and De Quervain’s tendonitis.

At Orthotics UK we are able to provide both stock and custom made upper limb orthotics to cater for your needs. Our orthotists are able to use a wide range of manufacturers and can therefore create the perfect device taking into consideration all of your requirements.

What is the process to be receive an upper limb orthotic?

The process to receive an upper limb orthotic would be:


Our orthotists will complete an assessment to establish the appropriate orthotic device for your requirements. This will involve discussing your needs and wants from a device and observing your current functionality. Your orthotist will suggest a range of devices which will be suitable for your needs and will take measurements and if required a cast or scan of your arm/hand. Once the device has been selected and manufactured you will return for a fitting to ensure the fit is correct and you will be provided information about wearing and using the device.


Elbow Orthotics

At Orthotics UK we can provide you with the best orthotic device to support your elbows. We are able to offer orthoses at every support level, we are also able to offer custom made elbow orthoses to ensure your elbows receive the best support possible.

What are the indications for use of an elbow orthotic?

There are many indications for using an elbow orthotic. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an elbow orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are elbow orthotics often used for?

Elbow orthotics can be used for a variety of conditions including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for an elbow orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of elbow orthotics?

There are many benefits that come from using an elbow orthotic. These include:


There are many benefits using an elbow orthotic to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of elbow orthotics are available?

There are many types of elbow orthotics available including:


Soft elbow orthotics

Soft elbow orthotics provide a low level of support to the elbow joint and surrounding tissues. These devices include elbow bands which can help with golfer’s or tennis elbow. Neoprene and compression sleeves can be used to provide support and increase proprioception.

Immobilising elbow orthotics

You may require an elbow orthotic which immobilises your joint following an injury or surgery, they can also be used to support flaccid or weak arms.

Range of motion controlled elbow orthotics

Range of motion controlled elbow orthotics are devices which have a range of adjustability to control the level of flexion and extension allowed. They can be used following surgery or injury and can be adjusted following rehabilitation gains.

What is the process to be receive an elbow orthotic?

The process to receive an elbow orthotic would be:


At Orthotics UK we are able to provide both stock and custom made orthotic devices for your elbows. During your assessment your orthotist will discuss your needs for an orthotic device. They will provide you with different options about the variety of orthotic devices suitable for your requirements. In order to ensure your device fits correctly your orthotist will take measurements and if required a cast or scan of your arm. Once your orthoses has been manufactured you will be required to attend a fitting appointment. Your orthotist will then check that the fit is correct and will make any adjustments if necessary, they will also provide information about the use of the device.


Finger Orthotics

There is a large variety of conditions which affect the functionality of the fingers many of which can be supported through the use of finger orthoses. Finger orthotics can be either dynamic (actively providing a stretch upon the finger) or static (holding the finger in a specific place or only allow a certain level of movement). Finger orthoses can be made from a variety of materials which provide different strengths of support. Your orthotist will discuss different suitable options for your needs. We are able to provide both stock and custom made devices dependant on your needs.

What are the indications for use of a finger orthotic?

There are many indications for using a finger orthotic. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a finger orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are finger orthoses often used for?

Finger orthoses are used for many conditions including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a finger orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of finger orthotics?

There are many benefits that come from using a finger orthotic. These include:


There are many benefits using a finger orthotic to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a finger orthotic?

The process to receive a finger orthotic would be:


You will initially be required to attend an assessment with one of our experienced orthotists who will assess your difficulties and will discuss with you different orthotic devices which may be suitable for you. Your orthotist will then take measurements which will be used to select/ create the correct sized device. Once fitted your orthotist will provide information about wearing the device.


Hand Orthotics

The hand can be injured and affected in a wide variety of ways from muscle contractures and spasticity to hypermobility. We are able to provide orthotics to support the hands in a many different ways. Orthotics UK are provide both dynamic and static orthotics. Dynamic hand orthotics are frequently used in rehabilitation helping to improve function of the wrist, hand and fingers. Static hand orthoses can be used for positioning, support and immobilisation. At Orthotics UK we understand everyone is unique and conditions affect individuals differently therefore our orthotists will work with you to find the best orthoses for your needs whether this is a stock device or custom made specifically for you.

What are the indications for use of a hand orthotic?

There are many indications for using a hand orthotic. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hand orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are hand orthotics often used for?

Hand orthotics can be used for a variety of conditions including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a hand orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of using a hand orthotic?

There are many benefits that come from using a hand orthotic. These include:


There are many benefits using a hand orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of hand orthoses are available?

There are many types of hand orthoses available including:


SaeboGlove

The SaeboGlove is a low profile orthotic solution which enables progressive rehabilitation to take place in any location. The glove is designed for those who have suffered a neurological or orthopaedic injury such as a stroke or trauma. It uses adjustable tension bands to support the wearer to increase functionality in the affected hand and fingers.

Resting hand orthoses

Resting hand orthoses can be used for those with contractures. We are able to provide custom made as well as stock resting hand orthoses which can be designed for day and/or night wear. Everyone’s requirements are different therefore our orthotists will be able to adjust and adapt any orthoses to provide maximum comfort and support.

Range of motion hand orthoses

Range of motion hand orthoses can be used to provide a prolonged stretch to a contracture or following an injury where motion needs to be blocked. Range of motion hand orthoses can have motion restricted or blocked in different directions depending on what is required e.g. flexion and/or extension or side to side movement.

This is not an exhaustive list of hand orthoses Orthotics UK provides, if you would like more information please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a hand orthoses?

The process to receive a hand orthoses would be:


To receive a hand orthoses your orthotist will complete an assessment which will observe your function and range of motion at your hand and wrist. They will also discuss with you what you would like to get out of wearing a hand orthoses. Your orthotist will then be able to advise about the most appropriate device for your needs. Once the device has been selected measurements will be taken and if required a cast will be taken. On fitting the device your orthotist will ensure correct fit and that the device is comfortable, any adaptations can then be made as required.


Thumb Orthotics

Orthotics for the thumb are primarily used to reduce pain and provide support to the joint. Pain in the thumb joint makes everyday tasks very difficult however by using a thumb orthotic the thumb can be placed into a more functional position to alleviate the pain. We are able to provide both stock and bespoke thumb orthotics which are made to the specific shape of your thumb and hand.

What are the indications for use of a thumb orthotic?

There are many indications for using a thumb orthotic. These include:


If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a thumb orthotic please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are thumb orthotics often used for?

There are many conditions which would benefit from the use of a thumb orthotic including:


This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a thumb orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of thumb orthoses?

There are many benefits that come from using a thumb orthoses. These include:


There are many benefits using a thumb orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What is the process to be receive a thumb orthoses?

The process to receive an thumb orthoses would be:


Our experienced orthotists will complete an assessment to establish the best orthoses to support your thumb. They will look at the level of function you currently have, any pain you experience and what your aim is from using a thumb orthoses. Your orthotist will then take a series of measurements and if appropriate a cast of your thumb and hand. This will then be used to make your orthoses. Once your thumb orthoses has been manufactured your orthotist will fit the device and provide you information about wearing the orthoses.

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