Fabrication Service: Expertise all under one roof

Complete Fabrication Service

Complete Fabrication Service

In addition to being the industry leading supplier of prosthetic and orthotic components, Ottobock also provide a complete fabrication service for our trade partners.

Our talented technicians have a wide range of skill set and are on hand to discuss your design ideas. Ottobock are at the forefront of fabrication technology with the ability to process 3D scans, perform 3D printing, CAD CAM designs as well as CNC milling.

The Ottobock fabrication team are available to manufacture the complete range of prosthetic and orthotic solutions, from block leather orthoses to cutting edge hydraulic yielding micro processor C-brace KAFO’s.

Our carbon fibre technicians have received special recognition for their expert work with many being awarded the Limbcare technician of the year award.

With any Ottobock products, our academy clinicians are available to support you in clinic to ensure the optimal outcome for your patients.

Specialist Services

Specialist Services

Water Transfer

This process applies durable printed designs to three-dimensional surfaces. This method allows for unique patterns to be added to any prosthetic or orthotic.

Carbon Fibre

We have highly skilled technicians who can create state of the art Carbon Fibre sockets and braces allowing the thickness and flexibility to be customised to each patient whilst being minimalist, aesthetically pleasing and lightweight.

Block Leather

We are proud that our experienced technicians can create high quality leather callipers which are a rare craft. Despite being very traditional these are perfect for patients who suffer from swelling.

C-Brace

With its microprocessor sensor technology this Knee Ankle Foot Orthosis is custom made exclusively in Minworth allowing an entirely new freedom of movement for patients.

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Amy McColm - Orthotics Academy Clinician

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I graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a BSc (hons) Prosthetics and Orthotics in 2014. Before starting with Otto Bock I worked for Blatchford for just over 5 years. I started off as a graduate Orthotist in Sheffield before moving to Cumbria to cover their community clinics in the Lake District.

Jana Middlebrook - Orthotics Academy Clinician

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I have been working as part of the Orthotics Academy for two years in April. My role includes Product support, education and training. Supporting both NHS and Private clinical providers. A large focus of my role in 2019 was certification and support of Ottobock’s FES systems, the L100 and L300GO.

Michael Battagello - Orthotics Academy Clinician

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Originally from Australia, I completed my Masters in Prosthetics and Orthotics at La Trobe University, Melbourne in 2013. In 2017, I made the decision to move over to the UK, where I worked in the NHS at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton. I joined the Ottobock Clinical Academy Team in 2021 as this was a great opportunity to further my clinical knowledge and to impart my experience in an educational role.

Roger Bruton - Production Manager

Roger started working as an orthotic technician in 1995 for O+P services and has worked for several companies including Opcare and RSL Steeper before joining Ottobock in 2008. He has extensive knowledge of orthotic production and is now the proud manager of the the Minworth production team.

Rob Briggs - Lamination Technician

Rob started his prosthetic career working for Hangers at Wolverhampton New cross in 1993. He also worked for Steepers in Stoke before joining Ottobock in 2009. An expert in carbon lamination and pre-preg, his attention to detail and high quality work was previously rewarded with the Limbcare technician of the year award. His work has also been used by several Paralympian’s and ex-forces veterans.

Shermin Rodney - Leather and Textile Technician

Shermin is another of our hugely experienced technicians. With over 25 yrs industry experience she produces high quality products including made to measure Corsets, Belts and Gaiters as well as producing helmets and finishing our kafo’s.

Martin Edis - Pre-preg Technician

Martin has worked in orthotics since he left school in 2002. Having started as a plastic technician he now works predominantly manufacturing carbon products from afos to E-mag. His experience helps maintain our high quality.

Christopher Lee - Prosthetic/Metal Technician

Chris started working way back in 1974 for George Wright + Sons before joining The Selly Oak rehab Centre in 1985 working as a prosthetic technician. He joined the Minworth team in 2012. Chris’s experience ensures we can deliver high quality manufacture of Kafo’s, Calipers and Prosthetic Sockets. He is also our Freewalk expert

How to Place an Order

How to Place an Order

If you would like more information about any of our specialist services or would like to place an order for a product please email clinic@ottobock.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Orthotic Order Form
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Orthotic Order Form

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Casting for Carbon Fibre brochure
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Casting for Carbon Fibre brochure

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Custom Foot Orthoses order form
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Custom Foot Orthoses order form

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Freewalk Order Form
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Freewalk Order Form

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Insole Order Form
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Insole Order Form

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KAFO Cosmetic Spec Form
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KAFO Cosmetic Spec Form

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Custom AFO Order form
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Custom AFO Order form

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Carbon Fibre KAFO E-Mag Order Form
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Carbon Fibre KAFO E-Mag Order Form

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Gallery

Gallery

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How long can it take to get a custom made product?

This will be confirmed on receipt of your order to ensure we can complete the work for the intended fitting date. Due to our digital processes, this can be as fast as a couple of days for CAD CAM insoles. If an order requires an accelerated lead time then this can be requested.

Do bespoke products come with a warranty?

Yes all our products come with a 1 year warranty.

Which clinics offer these services?

These services are available to all prosthetic and orthotic clinics throughout UK. This includes contracted clinics, in house clinics as well as private clinics.

How can I arrange a member of the Academy to help with fittings?

Our Academy team are always happy to help with fittings, simply email clinic@ottobock.com and we will then get this booked in as soon as possible for you.

IFUs

Instructions for Use

Custom Insoles IFU
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Custom Fabrication Insoles Instructions For Use

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Get in touch

Thank you for your interest in Ottobock.

If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please send us an enquiry, we answer every email personally and we aim to respond within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

Alternatively, you can call us on: +44 (0) 1784 744900.