What is an Orthotist?
An Orthotist is a tertiary qualified Allied Health Professional who is responsible for assessing and providing orthotic therapy for people who experience physical and functional limitations resulting from injury, illness and disability. Orthotists are trained to prescribe, design, fabricate, fit and monitor orthoses worn by patients. At Interface Orthotics, our three Orthotists are all Qualified, Insured and are members of the Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association (AOPA).
Meet the Team
Our Director Paul Sprague opened Interface Orthotics in 2014, but has been based in Melbourne at NeuroMuscular Orthotics (NMO) since mid-2016. The connection between Interface and NMO stretches back to mid 2015 when Paul wanted to introduce new technologies to his clients in Perth. Paul collaborated with NMO Director, Darren Pereira, who shared clinical advice, technical knowledge and fabrication services to improve outcomes for West Australians. In particular, the provision of carbon fiber orthoses, Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses, and Dynamic GRAFOs incorporating the Posterior Dynamic Element (PDE), are now services which Interface Orthotics specialises in through the ongoing relationship with NMO.
Between the two clinics, our six Orthotists share clinical cases and work together to provide world class orthotic services. This gives us great opportunities for professional development, and our team are regularly invited to contribute at consumer events, professional seminars and conferences.