Wellness for every body

A mix of science and craftsmanship…
orthotics ɔːˈθɒtɪkz/ noun - the branch of medicine that deals with the provision and use of artificial devices such as splints and braces.

QE Health provides comprehensive Orthotic cover to the Rotorua and Lakes region (including Taupo). We have a contract with Lakes DHB and work with ACC* - and can also see patients privately, but we will require medical background information prior to appointment.


Our contract with the Lakes DHB is as follows:

  • High Needs Patients (those with a disability as defined by the Ministry of Health) are prioritised with Fully Funded Assessment and Orthosis.
  • All other referred patients will be triaged and maybe eligible for reduced cost appointments.
  • All other patients are required to pay for any orthoses. Private appointments are available without referral at a cost of $175 plus any associated orthoses costs.

The Orthotic team at QE Health is an internationally trained, NZ accredited, experienced team of orthotists and technicians who treat, assess and fit the following:

  • Custom or prefabricated insoles to relieve specific musculoskeletal injuries, abnormalities, or to help with rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic footwear 
  • Sport supports and braces
  • Callipers
  • Back supports
  • Wrist bracing
  • Trusses
  • Maternity belts.

We stock and fit various grades of compression stockings for varicose veins, travel, pregnancy, post surgical, lymphoedema and for tired aching legs.

We have a combined physiotherapy and orthotic Private Gait Analysis service which aims to identify any lower limb biomechanical abnormalities that may be contribution to pain, discomfort or inefficiency during physical activity.


Orthotists Caleb (from the USA) and Elena (from Germany),  along with our Kiwi technician, John,  are a great team, here to help - from customised inner soles to complex, state of the art braces, like the team crafted for polio survivor, Pastor Reggie Kumar from Fiji (thanks to Rotorua Daily Post).



All enquiries and referrals to:

Orthotic Service, QE Health1073 Whakaue Street,                                 

PO Box 1342,
Rotorua 3040
P: 07 348 0189 extension 844
Fax: 07 349 5252
Enquiries to: orthotics@qehealth.co.nz

Referrals to:  referrals@qehealth.co.nz


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