How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected orthotic services in the UK?

About this project

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on all out-patient services in the NHS. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of COVID-19 on orthotic services in the UK.

UK practicing orthotists, working within an NHS orthotic service setting, were surveyed to explore how services may have changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the introduction of phone/video appointments.

Lead researcher

Dr Nicola Eddison

Associated researchers

Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam

Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta and…

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Dr Aoife Healy

Associate Professor

I joined Staffordshire University as a KTP research associate on project examining diabetic footwear in October 2009. In 2006 I graduated from the University of Limerick with a BSc in Sports and Exercise Science. Following this I completed an MS…

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