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
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 - 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
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.
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
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 ) 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
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