What do oapl Elastic Supports do?

The oapl Elastic Support range is designed to provide bracing support for weak or injured joints. Constructed from breathable material, they can be comfortably worn all day, providing moderate compression and warmth. They are ideal for those experiencing osteoarthritis, arthritis or soft tissue injury and can improve mobility and prevent injury or re-injury. oapl Elastic Supports are made from a blend of cotton, rubber, nylon and spandex and do not contain latex.


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Foot Drop Causes and Solutions

Have you ever been out and about and noticed someone dragging their foot? As orthotists, it is a condition we regularly treat in our clinics as there are so many different causes. Luckily, there are many treatment options available.

Foot drop describes the inability to raise the foot due to weakness caused by varying conditions which we’ll explain in this article. For individuals with this weakness in the foot, visually you may see the foot drag and unfortunately this can lead to trips and falls.

What is Heel Pressure?

The Lower back is a complex structure, made up of 5 lumbar vertebras that support the weight of the upper body. The spine is a crucial part of your body function. The spinal cord that connects the brain to the rest of your body, is protected by the bones in your spine. An injury to any of these structures can result in localised back pain or radiating pain if a nerve that sends signals to the extremity becomes compressed.


Knee Osteoarthritis is a degenerative knee condition where the cartilage of your knee joint gradually wears away, exposing the underlying bone.

Early stages of knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterised by the onset of pain and mild inflammation around the knee. Usually pain is more severe in the morning and the knee may feel stiff and take a while to loosen up. These symptoms are also exacerbated when living in cooler climates.


Oapl introduces the RehaGait Analyzer - Part 2

We are excited to introduce the new RehaGait Mobile Gait Analysis System to our clinics across Australia. RehaGait is a completely portable system that takes minutes to set up. In just moments, you can record, measure, analyse and report on one’s gait patterns which makes it ideal for clinical analysis on the go.

This blog takes you through the setup and application of the RehaGait. Remember, all you need is your subject and enough space to walk 8-10 steps.

Oapl would like to introduce Liam, Senior Orthotist from our Sunshine Paediatric and Flemington clinics.





Resting Hand Orthosis

S.O.T is a resting splint for the spastic and paretic hand, when the goal is to maintain or increase the mobility of the hand.



Immobiliser available NOW!

OAPL has released the new and improved shoulder immobiliser.

New Features include:
Colour coded buckles
Adjustable and removable immobilising strap
Padded straps for comfort