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Coming for your orthotics appointment

Providing artificial aids that support and correct unstable or painful joints

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Orthotics clinics are held at the days and locations below:

Orthotics clinics
Location Opening hours Telephone 

Bowley Close
Rehabilitation Centre
(main orthotics service for adults and children)

Monday to Friday  
020 3049 7776 
King's College Hospital 
Diabetic foot clinic
Ground floor, Cheyne Wing
Denmark Hill
London  SE5 9RS  
Monday to Friday  
020 3299 3646

Sunshine House
(specialist children's orthotic service for Southwark residents)

Wednesday mornings

020 3049 7776

Mary Sheridan Centre for
Child Health
(specialist children's orthotic service for Lambeth residents) 

fortnightly on Thursdays 
020 3049 7776

How to access our service

You must have a written referral from your hospital doctor, GP or NHS therapist.

  • Cancelling or changing your appointment

    • for appointments at Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre: call 020 3049 7776
    • for existing patients at King’s College Hospital: call 020 3299 3646.
  • Before your appointment

    Please bring any orthotic devices you have previously been provided with.

  • What to expect at your appointment

    Your appointment will be with one of our state registered orthotists. The orthotists are qualified professionals responsible for the assessment, prescription, design, manufacture and fitting of orthoses. The orthotists work collaboratively with medical staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation engineers, prosthetists and podiatrists. Consequently these professionals may be present during your appointment if appropriate.

    Appointments are for 30 minutes and may be longer for complex assessments.


    We support student training and will always ask your permission for students to be present at your appointment. Please note that students will never be present during counselling sessions.

  • After your appointment

    The orthotist will give you guidance on your orthosis and how to care for it. Reviews will be arranged as necessary. When appropriate, your orthotist will liaise with your referrer to keep them informed of how your orthotic therapy is progressing.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please call 020 3049 7776.


  • Rupert Maher – deputy head of regional specialist rehabilitation service

    Tel: 020 3049 7771

  • Chris Cody – clinical lead orthotist
    Tel: 020 3049 7776

  • Simon Shaw – consultant in rehabilitation medicine

Support groups

At the Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre, we host a quarterly meeting which is open to everyone, known as the Rehabilitation User Network Group (RUNG).

It is also an opportunity for patients to see how the service is performing, and to be involved in the development of the service and patient survey action plans.