Orthotic Clinic - Port Kembla Hospital
The Orthotic Clinic is an outpatient clinic at Port Kembla Hospital for people with a deformity of one or more limbs that impacts upon their walking.
The clinic is staffed by a rehabilitation physician, an orthotist, a physiotherapist and a rehabilitation nurse. The aim of the service is to provide specialised care for people with foot or leg deformities. We assess mobility and prescribe braces or supports as needed.
The Clinic runs twice or three times a month on a Tuesday from 9:30am-12:00pm. A GP referral is required to access the service.
What to expect
You will be seen by the rehabilitation physician, an orthotist, physiotherapist and nurse.
Consultations times usually take 20-30mins
Note: bring your current or old orthotic.
Consultations may include
- Assessment: show your walking ability, discuss issues with current orthotic
- Management: prescribing of a new orthotic or repairs to old orthotic
- Referral to other clinicians/allied health as required
- Support and counselling for both client and carers.
89-91 Cowper Street
Warrawong NSW 2502
How to get there
Port Kembla hospital is located on Cowper Street. Pedestrians can access the hospital from the main entrance on Cowper street.
There is a bus stop located close to the hospital with the following services available-Premier Illawarra 52, 53 and 54.
Parking is available at the front of the Rehabilitation Outpatients Department - limited spaces are available. Further parking and disabled spots are available at the rear of the Hospital, accessed via Fairfax Road.
Advice for disabled accessing the service
There are disabled parking spots in the car park. The drop off zone at the front door of the hospital can be accessed via the entrance on Cowper Street.
Wheelchair accessible rooms and toilets are in the building.