Our biomechanics service which is available nationally, uses a CAD CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacture) foot orthotic system to create bespoke foot orthoses for patients with a range of walking and running related biomechanical conditions. Explore this service and where it is available from by viewing our virtual tours.
This service is only available free of charge in Tameside and Glossop and on a fee-paying basis for none Tameside and Glossop residents.
The cutting-edge technology, which is used by the US military, generates a three dimensional image of the contours of each foot. The images can then be digitally altered to meet individual needs before they are transmitted electronically to the 3D CAD CAM mill, which grinds the orthoses within just 30 minutes.
Our biomechanics service is located at Ashton Primary Care Centre in Greater Manchester, patients can be referred from anywhere in the country. If distance is restrictive, plaster of Paris or foam impression boxes can be posted. The CAD CAM technology works with traditional methods of casting feet by scanning moulds into the system using the UK’s first AMFIT Impress Scanner. This allows a faster turnaround time than normal.
The service was runner-up in the NHS North West Health & Social Care Awards for its outstanding biomechanics services.
Which conditions can Biomechanics and CAD CAM foot orthoses help?
CAD CAM foot orthoses can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including:
The benefits include:
We can provide a fast, comprehensive service where a range of conditions can be explored and catered for. The benefits are far reaching, from helping patients to get back on their feet more quickly to having a dramatic impact on referral waiting times and a reduced need for return appointments. Patients from across the country can be referred to the centre. It is also possible for patients living outside the area to use many aspects of the technology. Patients can self refer to the service by contacting us at Ashton Primary Care Centre.
We offer the service on a private basis to patients living outside our immediate catchment area.
To discuss requirements and costs please contact us at:
Ashton Primary Care Centre, 193 Old Street, Ashton-Under-Lyne OL6 7SR
Telephone 0161 342 7232 or email firstname.lastname@example.org