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    A general practitioner: provides person centred, continuing, comprehensive and coordinated whole-person health care to individuals and families in their communities.

    An orthotist specialises in prescription, design, fitting and monitoring of appropriate and well-fitting orthoses to assist people with physical or functional limitations. An orthosis can be defined as an assistive device applied externally to the body.

    Visit Polio Australia's Health Professional Register to find an appropriate general practitioner or orthotist.

    Can't find a health professional in your area? This list is still growing, and there might not yet be a registered health professional in your area. Please check on these peak body websites to find a health professional:

    Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

    The following links will take you to external websites where you may find helpful information on this topic.