We are one of the few private practices in the area that provide casting options. For 20 years we have been being regularly involved in cast application for the arm and leg.
If you require a cast please call, and indicate you need a cast to our reception staff .They will assist in making a booking for the same day.
Arm -- short arm, long arm, scaphoid and back slabs
Leg -- short leg, long leg and back slabs
We offer after-hours care for our patients . Approximately 5% of casts that are applied are problematic within the first few days. Problems can occur, for example, if the swelling increases because you have not elevated your injured leg resulting in an increase in pressure within the cast and therefore subsequent pain.
In order to minimise issues related to your comfort, we offer a 24 hour, seven day a week phone service should you experience any difficulty.If after phone review,there are any concerns regarding your cast,then we meet at the clinic to review the situation.
We offer cast waterproofing as an option. We have used Gore-Tex waterproof liner for over 15 years. It is an effective product that allows you to access a pool or shower .
The following cast care advice is provided by Gore-Tex and is the general advice we provide in our clinic .
Dimity Locke Physiotherapy is able to provide a range of hand therapy splints.Often.thermoplastic material is used.Themoplastic splint material is a lightweight plastic that can be moulds to the patients limb.It can be easily removed for exercises and washing.
They are frequently used for capal tunnel syndrome,fractures of the hand and thumb and osteoarthritis at the base of the thumb. They are also used following the removal of fibreglass casts for wrist and scaphoid fractures. More complex splints can be also made for tendon damage.
Soft splints may be used for osteoarthritis of the thumb and De Quervains tenosynovitis.