Frequently Asked Questions


Below are commonly asked questions. Should you have any further questions please contact us via the Get In Touch Tab and we will be happy to answer.

What will happen during my assessment?
During the assessment a full History will be taken. Following this a full assessment full be taken to ascertain joint ranges or motion and muscles powers. Lastly a visual analysis of your gait will be preformed

How Long will my appointment last?

Assessments will last approximately 45-60 minutes

What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Loose fitting trousers or shorts will be required for the assessment. Any information you have, such as MRI/X-ray, reports will be useful for the Orthotist to look over if possible but not essential

What will the total cost of treatment be?

Total cost of treatment will be the cost of a assessment appointment, fitting appointment and the cost of the Orthotic device. All costs will be discussed at the initial appointment. There will be no hidden charges.

Do I need to pay anything at the first appointment?
Yes, the assessment fee of £90 will be charged at the initial appointment.

Do I need to be referred by a doctor to make an appointment?
No, you can self refer into Enable Orthotics by booking an assessment.

How do I book an appointment?
You can book an appointment on the bookings page online or you can contact the Orthotist by phone or email to book an appointment.

I’m not sure if orthotics are the right thing for me. Can I speak to someone before my appointment?
Yes the Orthotist is happy to discuss any questions you may have prior to booking an appointment. The Orthotist can be contacted by phone or email. Details can be found on the contact page.

Whats the difference between a Podiatrist and an Orthotist?

A Podiatrist has a degree in Podiatry and specializes in the treatment of feet. This includes skin and nail conditions such as corns and ingrowing toe nails. A podiatrist can also prescribe Foot Orthotics.

An Orthotist has a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotist and has chosen to specialise in the area of Orthotics. An Orthotist prescribes devices for the entire body, including feet, knees, legs, spine and arms.