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Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Orthotic Centre - Midland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Orthotic Centre - Wellington

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Orthotic Centre - Christchurch

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Orthotic Centre - Dunedin

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Orthotic Centre - Invercargill

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

The Orthotic Centre was established in 1991 and is New Zealand's largest and most comprehensive orthotic service.

The Centre is professionally staffed by a team of experienced, degree-qualified clinical orthotists, supported by highly skilled technicians, and has a proud record in providing quality services to private, ACC and Crown funded clients.

WHAT IS ORTHOTICS?

Orthotic supports (orthoses) provide conservative, non-invasive and cost-effective assistance in the management of many rehabilitation and disability conditions. The purpose of orthoses is to immobilise, support, prevent abnormality, correct abnormality or to assist/restore function in joints, limbs or muscles.

There is a wide variety of orthoses, including supports, corsets, braces, calipers, cervical collars and slings. Other examples are surgical footwear and footwear items (insoles, arch supports, shoe raises, heel cups). Depending on requirements, orthoses may be trial fitted "off the shelf", modified and provided immediately, or may need to be custom designed and custom manufactured. Each is fitted to meet individual client's needs and the goals of the prescriber. 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR ELLERSLIE CENTRE:

  • Hiren Champaneri, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Shiv Sheet, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Jency John, BProsthetics & Orthotics, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Shraddha Rasal, BSc Prosthetics & Orthotics, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Wayne Newman, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics, SA, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Anton Kemp, Medical Orthotics & Prosthetics, SA, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Emma O'Neill, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics, UK, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Emily Leung, BHealth Science Prosthetics & Orthotics, CH, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Frances Timmons, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics, UK, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Aman Dhingra, BProsthetics & Orthotics Dip Health & Rehab, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Niyati Devli, BProsthetics & Orthotics Dip Health Rehab, India Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Isabella Scordamaglia, BASc, MCPO - Australia, Member of AOPA (Australia)
  • Pratibha Sheet, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics, India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)
  • Jessica Dunn, MSc Prosthetics and Orthotics - La Trobe University


 PODIATRIST

  • Stacey J. Clarke, Podiatrist DPM, USA 
  • Gina Badenhorst, Podiatrist, Nat. Higher Dip Podiatry (SA) BSc (Hons) Podiatric Studies UK

 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR HAMILTON CENTRE:

  • Werner Sonnendecker, Nat. Dip. in, SA

 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR WELLINGTON CENTRE:

  • Zac Kleinhans, Medical Orthotist & Prosthetist, SA

 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR CHRISTCHURCH CENTRE:

  • Janique Lewis, Medical Orthotist & Prosthetist, SA
  • Elrie Mostert, N. Dip Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, SA
  • Eliza Rose Eady, BSc (Hons) Prosthetics & Orthotics, UK
  • Roshan Pare, BProsthetics & Orthotics (B.P.O) India, Member of NZOPA (New Zealand)

 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR DUNEDIN CENTRE:

  • Brent Fisher, Senior Clinical Orthotist, NZ
  • Neil Derbyshire, Clinical Orthotist, NZ
  • Sachiyo Suzuki, Certificate of Prosthetics & Orthotics Japan

 

CLINICAL ORTHOTISTS WORKING AT OUR INVERCARGILL CENTRE:

  • Stephen Breetzke, Clinical Orthotist, BTech Orthotics & Prosthetics, S.A
  • Zandri Redelinghuys, Clinical Orthotist, N. Dip Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics, SA

Hours

Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Orthotic Centre - Midland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Orthotic Centre - Wellington

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Orthotic Centre - Christchurch

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Orthotic Centre - Dunedin

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Orthotic Centre - Invercargill

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Referral Expectations

Clients can come to the Orthotic Centre by:

  • Client-funded self-referral.
  • Client-funded prescription or referral.
  • ACC-funded (accepted claim) prescription or referral issued by a registered medical specialist.
  • Crown-funded prescription or referral issued by a hospital-based medical specialist (or other health professional with prescribing authority) employed by a District Health Board.

When making the appointment, clients may choose to see a male or female orthotist (where available) if they have a preference.

Once the orthotist has decided which type of orthosis is most suitable, a client may be fitted with a ready-made, a modified ready-made or custom-manufactured orthosis. It may be necessary for the orthotist to take measurements, tracings and/or make a plaster mould to ensure the correct design and fitting of the orthosis. 

Once the orthosis is fitted and is comfortable, the client will be shown how to use it and look after it. Follow-up checks are made if necessary.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Pre-fabricated "off-the-shelf" Orthoses

    Pre-fabricated orthoses can provide a quick, convenient and cost-effective solution for many needs.… More

  • Custom-made Orthoses

    If a client requires a custom-made orthosis, this can be made at the Centre's specialised manufacturing plant in Ellerslie, Auckland. Here a team of highly skilled technicians are equipped to manufacture the most complex of custom-made orthoses and prescription footwear.… More

Charges

Costs depend on the service, and in particular the orthosis, provided. Please discuss this with the orthotist who sees you or with reception.

If an orthosis is needed due to an ACC related injury you may pay for the orthosis yourself and make a claim to ACC (as appropriate) or the Centre can apply to ACC on your behalf. In the latter instance, orthoses are not usually provided until ACC grants funding approval.

For clients funded through the  Ministry of Health, there may be a part charge of up to $40.00 for some items. There is no client charge on these items for children aged 16 or younger.

Travel Directions

Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie
The Orthotic Centre is at 614 Great South Road on the left hand side if you are approaching from Greenlane. It is just beyond the "Yellow" building and just before the large "Wendys" sign.

Orthotic Centre - Hamilton
The Centre is at 43 Pembroke Street, Hamilton, on the left hand side heading towards Waikato Hospital and just before the Hamilton Lake entrance.

Orthotic Centre - Wellington
The Centre is at 3-5 George Street, Thorndon, Wellington. Cross the motorway on Molesworth Street, turn left into Tinakori Road and George Street is the first on the right. The Centre is on the left in George Street. 

Orthotic Centre Christchurch

The Centre is at 9 Walker Street, Christchurch which runs between Durham Street South and Montreal Street.

Orthotic Centre Dunedin

The Centre is in the Fraser Building, 464 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

Orthotic Centre Invercargill

The Centre is in Southland Hospital, Kew Road, Invercargill.

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Public Transport

Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie
The Centre is on a main bus route (Great South Rd) and is in walking distance from Ellerslie Railway Station.

For more information on public transport including timetables, directions and prices, please click here.

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Parking

Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie - Hamilton - Wellington - Christchurch
Off street parking is available immediately outside each Centre.

Contact Details

Orthotic Centre - Ellerslie

Central Auckland

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Orthotic Centre - Midland

Waikato

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Orthotic Centre - Wellington

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Orthotic Centre - Christchurch

Canterbury

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Orthotic Centre - Dunedin

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Orthotic Centre - Invercargill

Southland

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This page was last updated at 11:08AM on November 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Orthotic Centre.