The Orthotic Clinic is a specialist private practice focusing on the assessment, fabrication, fitting and ongoing review of foot orthotics and bracing for all parts of the body. Our rooms are located at Glen Eira Physiotherapy Centre in Carnegie and we have been providing orthotic services to the hospitals and general public of Melbourne’s Southeast region since 2006.
We’re of the belief that a successful treatment outcome cannot be achieved without active patient involvement. We recognise this by educating you about your condition and empowering you as a valuable part of the treatment process. We will advise you regarding a range of treatment options that suit your personal circumstances, and monitor your road to recovery to ensure that your treatment objectives are met to the highest possible standards.
Whether it be something small like a broken finger, flat feet or a more complex knee injury, our orthotists can provide you with a solution to control, correct, or compensate for impaired function, allowing you to recover quicker and get the most out of life.
David Dzienciol – Orthotist
David graduated from La Trobe University with a Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics (Hons) in 2003. He has over 17 years of clinical experience, covering a broad range of orthopaedic issues across the public and private health care sector. In August 2004, David presented his Honours thesis and final year Independent Research Project at the 11th International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO) Congress in Hong Kong. He opened his own practice, The Orthotic Clinic, in 2006.
A “bit of a nerd” by his own admission, David is always on the lookout for emerging technologies that allow him to treat his patients and meet their orthotic needs more effectively and efficiently. In October 2013, he was invited to present at the inaugural “Real Big Things” forum, where he discussed the role of 3D Printing in the future of orthotic manufacturing (see YouTube video below). Not long afterwards, The Orthotic Clinic upgraded its orthotic manufacturing facility to digital fabrication.
David places heavy emphasis on client education, and believes that communication between clinician and patient is the key to successful treatment. “If a patient understands exactly what the problem is and how it can be treated, they are more likely to play an active role in the process. This ensures the best treatment outcomes so we can meet the expectations of our clients”.
In addition to clinical training, David is a fully qualified orthotic technician, allowing him to personally manufacture custom-made orthotics, rather than outsourcing them. This ensures that all orthotics are made to his exacting standards, and are designed to address the specific needs of the patient.