We provide a complete upper and lower limb rehabilitation service for patients requiring a prosthesis.

Key points

  • We build and fit the most appropriate devices to support a patient's return to everyday activities
  • We provide prosthetic rehabilitation for patients
  • We offer orthotic management services for people in our wards
Patients need a referral from their GP or healthcare provider. Access referral information

What we do

Our Prosthetics and Orthotics service prescribes, designs and fits the most appropriate device to ensure patients have the best functional outcome.

We care for and support people who need:

  • Prosthetic rehabilitation – pre-surgery consultation and peer support services, as well as postoperative surgery support.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation – complete upper and lower limb service for rehabilitation patients, including the provision of a prosthesis only if necessary. The prosthetists work closely with other therapists to educate patients about using their rehabilitation prosthesis.
  • Outpatient rehabilitation – following discharge from a ward, patients continue to receive education and support about managing their prosthesis.
  • Amputee Clinic – reviews and assessments to ensure the prosthesis is fitting appropriately, while making any necessary adjustments and modifications.
  • Orthotic management – for people in our rehabilitation ward, aged care ward and neurotherapy patients. Orthotic devices such as ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs) and foot orthoses (FOs) are among many devices we custom design.

We provide support to those requiring a prosthesis as a result of an accident, a congenital disorder or a medical reason (for example, diabetes). Our team works closely with other health professionals to ensure our patients receive the most appropriate prosthetic device and help them in getting back to doing everyday tasks,such as, walking, holding a glass and getting dressed.

We provide the following services:

  • Preoperative consultations and assessments 
  • Immediate postoperative support and prosthetic intervention (such as a removable rigid dressing or RRD) and inpatient prosthetic rehabilitation
  • Outpatient rehabilitation
  • Definitive prosthetic program, with ongoing management 
  • Inpatient orthotic services for aged care, neurotherapy and rehabilitation
  • Patient education 

We work closely with the following services:

Our clinics

Amputee Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
Orthotics Clinic
The RMH Parkville
Prosthetics & Orthotics Clinic
The RMH Royal Park
For patients
For health professionals


For all new appointments, contact the Direct Access Unit on (03) 8387 2333

To cancel or reschedule a booked appointment, contact the Clinical Centre on (03) 8387 2194

What to bring

Every time you come

Every time you come in for a test, day procedure, surgery or treatment, you should bring:

  • Medicare card
  • Health Care card (if you have one)
  • Concession card (if you have one)
  • Adverse drug alert card (if you have one)
  • Medications you are currently taking, including any that you have bought without a prescription
  • X-ray films, scans, ultrasounds or any other test results you have which are related to your procedure
  • Private health insurance card (if you want to use it)
  • Aids (glasses, hearing aid, walking frame)

For a clinic appointment

If you come for a clinic appointment, you should also bring:

  • Your appointment letter
  • Any special items listed on your letter
  • Your appointment book (if relevant)
  • TAC or WorkCover claim number
Head of service
Mark Graf
Manager, Prosthetics & Orthotics
Contact us
Prosthetics & Orthotics
(03) 8387 2241
The RMH Parkville
Level 2 East
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 18 January 2023