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    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

    Thank you to Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association for providing the information on the fact sheet and for reviewing the content.