Interface Technology provides extremely caring and thorough services for our paediatric clients. We manage orthopaedic, developmental and neurological conditions for all sections of the body. Our services for children include 3D assessment and treatment for cranial malformations, bracing, education and clothing for Developmental Hip Dysplasia, Orthotic management of presentations such as global development delay, toe walking, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Scoliosis (see Spinal). These treatment plans can include Foot Orthotics, Ankle Foot Orthotics and Knee Ankle Foot Orthotics. For more information on these items, see Orthotics.
We also provide prosthetic services for children. For more information on these, please see our Prosthetics page.
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Developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) is an umbrella term used to describe a spectrum of developmental hip
problems in infants and children, in which the ball and socket of the hip joint does not develop properly.
There is a variety of presentations and severity levels, which your orthotist with explain further throughout
DDH is the most common orthopedic condition diagnosed in children and occurs
more frequently in:
Breech birth or breech position
Developmental Hip Dysplasia (DDH)
At Interface Technology we use 3 different types of orthoses to help manage DDH, which brace your baby is put in depends on their referral, presentation, and age.
The Pavlik harness is a soft brace made up of straps, that allows the hips to be held in an optimal position. It has straps that fasten at the baby’s legs and suspends by shoulder and chest straps. This helps to optimise position and holds the hips and knees up (flexed) and apart (abducted).
This brace is most commonly fit for babies younger than 4 months.
Similarly to the Pavlik harness, a Correctio brace works by keeping the hips and knees up and apart. This brace includes a padded bar.
This brace is most commonly fit to babies younger than 5 months.
The rhino brace is a plastic padded brace and is the most rigid of the DDH braces with fit at Interface. The rigidity of this brace allows babies to continue to meet their developmental milestones and move freely while still holding the hips in an optimal position.
This brace is most commonly fit to babies older than 4 months.
Cranial Remoulding Helmets
Plagiocephaly/Brachycephaly refers to flattening and asymmetrical growth of an infant’s head. This is typically noticed after birth or in the first few months of development.
Many infants present with mild cases of these conditions and may see improvement over time without the need for additional treatment. However, those with moderate to severe presentations may choose to undergo cranial remoulding therapy to encourage the head to grow into a more uniform shape.
Our Orthotists use 3D scanning technology to accurately provide an assessment of your child's head shape. The Orthotists can recommend a suitable treatment pathway which may include repositioning, mattresses, helmets and Physiotherapy.
All helmets are 3D printed through our partner company Serkel, resulting in a design that is:
Easy to clean
At Interface Technology we have a strong history of providing spinal orthoses for the management of spinal fractures and scoliosis.
Acute Fracture Management
Interface Technology clinicians have years of experience in the assessment, manufacture and prescription of orthotic devices.
Foot Orthotics (FO)
Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFOs)
Knee Ankle Foot Orthotics (KAFO)
All clinicians at Interface Technology are trained in the provision of both prosthetics and orthotics.
We aim to collaborate closely with our clients to achieve a successful definitive prosthetic device outcome.
Interface Technology clinicians are experienced in prescribing specialised orthoses.