Clinical Technology Services
Clinical Technology Services provides the following services to the ACT community from the Village Creek Campus:
- Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) Service
- Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating Service (SWAPS)
- Clinical Technology Workshop-Equipment Repairs and Modifications
Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) Service
Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) Service provides assessment, advice, manufacture and fitting in relation to prosthetics, orthotics and medical grade footwear.
Prosthetics is the provision of clinical care and artificial limbs to amputees. Orthotics is the provision of devices to support or align the body, to reduce pain and enhance mobility and function.
Medical Grade Footwear refers to shoes designed to help with specific foot conditions that cannot be accommodated by standard of the shelf footwear.
This could include: the prescription of prefabricated, customised or custom-made footwear; and the manufacture and fitting of customised and custom-made footwear.
Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating (SWAPS) Service
Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating (SWAPS) Service is a tertiary level consultancy service that works with clients, carers and their treating therapists to assess, prescribe and fit wheelchair and seating systems for clients with complex posture and seating needs. This can be through the utilisation of commercially available products, or the manufacture of customised components. The service also provides the fitting of both commercial and custom systems in conjunction with the Clinical Technology Workshop.
Clinical Technology Workshop (CTW)
Clinical Technology Workshop (CTW) completes servicing and repairs of wheeled mobility devices for clients living in the ACT community. They are also able to design, manufacture and fit components to wheeled mobility devices in collaboration with a client’s treating therapist and / or the SWAPS service.
Referrals and bookings
Prosthetics and Orthotics Service referrals should be made via the Community Health Intake (CHI) Service. Referrals are accepted from clients, carers, GPs and other health care providers.
Specialised Wheelchair and Posture Seating (SWAPS) Service referrals need to be made by a client’s primary treating therapist via the Community Health Intake (CHI) Service.
Clinical Technology Workshop referrals for equipment repair can be made by contacting Village Creek Reception directly. Referrals are accepted from clients, carers and other service providers. For equipment modifications or customisation, referral must be made by the treating therapist via the Village Creek Reception.
Village Creek Reception on (02) 6207 0658.
By mail at:
Village Creek Centre
PO Box 11
WODEN ACT 2606
Community Health Intake (CHI)
Phone (02) 6207 9977 or Fax (02) 6205 2611
The Clinical Technology Service is located at:
Village Creek Centre
37 Kingsmill Street
KAMBAH ACT 2902
8.30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).