The Orthotic Centre is New Zealand's foremost supplier of orthotic services and specialist products with locations in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, Invercargill and Dunedin. The company derives its income primarily from private sales, ACC and DHB contracts, and referrals from medical specialists, general practitioners and other health professionals. The Orthotic Centre has major manufacturing facilities in Auckland and Christchurch, as well as smaller facilities in Dunedin and Wellington, which specialise in custom-made orthoses and orthotic footwear. As well as manufacturing for its own clinical services, Orthotic Centre also provides a manufacturing base for servicing other providers throughout the country.
A number of DHB contracts have been reviewed and negotiated over the past year, and the primary focus was on building relationships with funders, to ensure the service provided meets both the requirements of the funder and the needs of clients.
For the first time in a number of years, the business achieved a full complement of clinical orthotists. There is no orthotist training in New Zealand and, therefore, all clinical orthotists must be recruited from overseas.