Quays Orthotics opens new clinic
The Quays Orthotic Practice was founded by Pam Coulton in 2011, after years of experience working as an Orthotist in the NHS. Pam was a Principal Orthotist within the NHS as well as being the Clinical Lead for one of Europe’s largest private companies, which provides clinicians and Orthotic and Prosthetic devices to the public and private sector. Pam recognised that there was a need for private Orthotic services in the UK, and decided that her clinic should be situated centrally, and outside of London. Lincoln was chosen as the best city in which to launch the private practice, and in the years since its inception, we have seen large numbers of patients from around the Midlands and beyond.
The word ‘Orthotic’ has become synonymous with an insole that fits into footwear, and whilst these are indeed orthotics, this is not where the scope of the Orthotist ends; quite the contrary in fact, as this is where it often begins. If you think of the skeleton as being like a scaffold that holds us up, if this were not grounded correctly at the bottom, then it would be shaky and unstable the further up you went. The same is true with our skeleton, and in the same way that you would use complex mechanics to work out how to precisely stabilise the scaffold, the Orthotist uses biomechanics to do the same with our bodies. An Orthotic device can be anything from a simple insole, often bespoke, which fits into the shoe, but can extend right up to a cage that can hold someone’s head to their shoulders after they have sustained a broken neck for example. Orthotics are braces that serve to ‘straighten’ us, and these are used as commonly on the upper body, as they are for feet, ankles, knees, hips and the spine.
Pam’s vision was to be able to provide a quality service, which placed the patient at the heart of the care process, and which was designed to be of benefit to the young, as well as the young at heart, to those who play sports or who engage in rigorous fitness programs, but also for those who may be less energetic, in fact anyone experiencing pain, for whom surgery is neither available, nor a preferred option. The Quays Orthotic Practice in Lincoln, has done this very successfully for nearly 8 years now, and Pam believes that the time is right to extend this service to the people of North Norfolk.
We are now proud to announce the opening of our new clinic in Wells-next-the-Sea, and we very much hope to be able to help as many people in Norfolk as we have in Lincolnshire and beyond, to reduce pain, increase mobility, and generally help them to live their best lives. Book now for your FREE initial consultation, and let us help you on your journey today.