In 1993, whilst on duty as a Policeman in Gisborne, I suffered a stab injury to my spinal cord. As a result of this injury, one of my difficulties I face is weakness and lack of control on my right leg. In order for me to walk safely, ACC funds the modification of shoes for me.
For the last 10 years, Orthotist Colin Storey has looked after my footwear needs. In order to stabilise my ankle, it is vital that the calliper mechanism is designed and constructed precisely to avoid soft tissue damage to my leg.
Colin and the team at Orthotic House go to extreme lengths to find the aids that best suit my condition. Currently, my footwear is imported from the USA, and modified in Hamilton. The team are friendly, punctual and very competent. I look forward to them satisfying my special footwear needs for many years.
Hamilton - Waikato