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Piedro boots where to buy

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Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 09:00:57

Ds has outgrown his piedro boots but the nhs wont rpovide another pair as he will be needing afos but wont get castings till December but after seeing private orthotics specialist he recommends afos and piedro boots for ds.Either way Ds needs something as his to small and he can not walk in normal shoes so deicded tme to but a pair but cant see where to buy them any idears please

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 09:02:44

he mentioned also Ds needs the deeper boots not the style he been wearing

Thank you

feelingbetter Sat 08-Aug-09 09:59:10

You get them from Gilbert and Mellish.
Do you know what size/width he is/needs?

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 10:03:46

hmm know what size not width but then again for pair nhs provided ast time they did not check width at at.

ah i saw there website but it says they are prescription sale only and nhs wont.

feelingbetter Sat 08-Aug-09 10:09:59

There will be a number on the inside of the upper at ankle area, type it out for me (and see other thread)

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 10:25:29

hi the number on the boots are 4.23 34.98.24

if that makes any sense all i can work out from that is that hes a 24 and yes please if you do would love to take you up on the offer

feelingbetter Sat 08-Aug-09 10:33:03

Width at the beginning - 4
2334 - Model no
98 - colour!
Leave it with me, I'll rummage.

Just to scare prepare you, when you finally get your casting appointment in Dec shock - Piedro oversplint boots are very difficult to get, can often be a long wait. That's not your crappy bit of NHS, 'tis the same everywhere.

I shall prepare you with a list of other companies which supply AFO/oversplint boots - forewarned is forearmed! And you can tell the bloody orthotist what you want wink

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 10:44:16

Thank you .Think my name going to become a cuss word ..

I did not know the soles came out to check fit so poor Ds feet must been squashed for a while blush his lenth was measured last november got his boots in February

feelingbetter Sat 08-Aug-09 14:21:10

Reeds Medical

These are all I can remember on a Saturday!
Will look more in work on Monday.

If you see anything you like, print it and take it with you to the appointment. Orthotists (in general) are notoriously crap at keeping catalogues (some are ridiculously big, in their defence) and rely on the same old true & trusted suppliers.

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 14:46:17

Thank you

wow what a choice am hoping if decide go down the route with private option.will get a lot more input not thats my sole reason for doing .Do you know if any will sell direct to parents or will orthotist b it nhs or private need to order

feelingbetter Sat 08-Aug-09 15:19:15

Not sure, TBH.

Do you know what company provides the Orthotist at your DSs hospital? They would have his prescription recorded and you could deal with them as a private patient, rather than the manufacturer, IYKWIM.
I work for an Orthotic company contracted to the NHS, so we are effectively the middle man in terms of buying. We have lots of private patients doing a similar thing, including me! My DSs piedro boots were supplied by the NHS, then I ordered him a pair of sandals (for summer hmm) privately.
They cost a bit though. I had DSs at cost price and I think they were £90-ish. Most companies add a handling charge (we do) and some add a private order surcharge too.

Reeds and Salts are very nice to deal with tho, give 'em a call or an email. They can only say no x

Phoenix4725 Sat 08-Aug-09 15:31:28

Gilbert & Mellish is where they came from he had piedro next steps no alterations done at all and the width must been guess work as he never checked width just lenth.The orthotic guy we saw said that ds should really had the deeper boots but oh well.Hmm not sure of the company/ middleman will need to se if can find out .

Yes I guessed they was going to be dear but seems paying is the only way anything going to happen * makes new hole in belt and tightens it another notch *

ah now summer suns out dc are in paddling pool giving much needed peace , well if ignore the shrieks from outside

Will give them both a call see what they say .thank you

Phoenix4725 Mon 10-Aug-09 15:26:48

yay found out can order direct long as no adtapions needed £111 thoughshock

feelingbetter Mon 10-Aug-09 18:10:05

Awww, good news as I have had a rummage and have nothing small enough for your DS sad.

I do have a pair of Navy blue lace up size 28 width 4 which you can nab for future use if you want. They are off to the 3rd world otherwise.

Phoenix4725 Mon 10-Aug-09 18:28:08

thank you for the offer.

But once ds has got the splints will need pair to go over them , have decided to go with the Dorset clinic recommendations ,dam knew i should have found me a millionaire

feelingbetter Mon 10-Aug-09 19:15:23

Cool, hope it works out well for DS.

Keep me in mind tho, for the future. We have an agreement now that I can have any non-returnable items at work, so you may get lucky next time wink.

Just give me a yell.
Good Luck x

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