Fitting with Orthoses

Enjoy security and independence in your daily life

Support in everyday life

with custom orthoses from SPAO

Restoring a safe and almost physiological gait cycle forms part of our expertise in orthotics

An orthosis is a device which supports or replaces missing natural limb function.

Our orthoses provide targeted support, addressing functional criteria such as stabilisation, immobilisation, relief and/or correction.

Ranging from custom-made orthoses for specific medical conditions to off-the shelf bracing and supports for joints, ligaments and fractures, our portfolio suits a variety of needs.

Our main focus is on custom orthotic fittings for lower limbs. This segment can be divided into two main categories- AFO and KAFO. AFO means “Ankle-Foot-Orthosis” and KAFO stands for “Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis”.

We also provide custom-made, in shoe orthotics for a variety of conditions. These include Plantar Fasciitis, Pronation, Supination and Heel spurs.

Client is fitting with a orthosis
Client is fitting with a Orthosis
Client is walking with her new orthosis, watched by an spao orthotist.

We support you in your search of the ideal individual orthotic solution

The individual differences between users of custom orthotics are too pronounced to follow one approach that suits all.

At the beginning of each fitting the cause of dysfunction, for example incomplete Paraplegia L4, must be determined.

Based on this our team will establish the required functions of your orthosis and define your treatment goal during the following physical and clinical examination.

Our experts will investigate the motor deficits and the usable residual function of your muscles, the degree of freedom of your joints and the axial deviations of the relevant joints (for example knee and ankle).


SPAO has been an International Silicon Partner of Dorset Orthopaedic for more than one and a half decades. Dorset are the manufacturers of the SAFO, Silicon- Ankle- Foot-Orthosis.
This award winning orthosis provides a long term solution to foot-drop by supporting your leg down the front of the foot.

This is an attractive alternative to traditional rigid AFOs which utilises flesh coloured silicon to lift your foot when walking, even when barefoot or in wet conditions!

Read more about SAFO.

Your personal objectives are very important to us. In our fitting recommendation we therefore also consider your daily activities and the super ordinate therapy goal to which we are committed.

The right materials for the desired functional benefit of your orthosis

Simply using the right materials and material properties in the right place can provide an orthosis with surprisingly more functions than one would expect at first. Our innovative materials such as carbon or synthetics of different hardness grades are particularly noteworthy. We also pay special attention to functional designs, such as different shapes in which the orthoses are cut, padding materials, and/or closure systems. Fine tuning for your individual solution can be achieved by adjusting the degree of hardness through a specific carbon structure or by changing the degree of freedom of the mechanical ankle joints.

Your treatment progress

For your personal treatment progress, you can rely on our holistic treatment circle. Further to your first consultation it also embraces topics such as your therapy and continuing care.

We invite you to follow the categories below to find out more about the different phases of your treatment process or to read about the experience of other orthosis wearers.

We are looking forward to learning about your needs and expectations. Our team will be glad to answer any of your questions. 

SPAO–Southern Prosthetics and Orthotics

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