Our orthotics service is provided at the University Hospital of North Tees and the University Hospital of Hartlepool. The team carry out assessments and measurement, provide treatments and supply devices to help improve mobility or recovery from various medical conditions.

Following your assessment you may be provided with an appropriate piece of equipment if you need it. In some cases there may be no need for treatment but you may be given advice about managing your condition. If you are given a device, you may just need to use it for a short time until you have recovered and no longer need it.

If a device is required, we might need to take measurements and impressions or casts. You will be offered another appointment to fit the device and we will give you advice and information on how to wear it. You will be offered a review appointment, which will either be at one of our clinics or over the phone.

We provide many medical devices including:

  • wrist splints
  • neck collars
  • spinal braces
  • splints for the foot and ankle and splints for the legs and knees
  • special custom made footwear
  • special insoles

The team work closely with other healthcare professionals including physiotherapists and podiatrist and hospital consultants.

Making a referral

You will be referred to us by hospital health professionals.


Our clinics are run at various times, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

The Tatchell Centre
University Hospital of North Tees

Orthopaedic outpatients department
University Hospital of Hartlepool


You can contact us from Monday to Friday

University Hospital of North Tees
01429 522471

University Hospital of Hartlepool
01429 522471