Ability Matters Clinic is a part of Ability Matters Group, an international group of companies, whose principal activity is to supply products and services that enhance the lives of those who require devices to improve their mobility and accessibility.
The group has 30 years experience in providing enablement product and services throughout the UK and Ireland and has a fast growing international profile with direct operations in both Holland and France. In 2014, we were pleased to be ranked 22nd on the Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200. Our continued growth means that we now employ more than 450 staff.
The Group enjoys extensive partnership arrangements with the NHS for the provision Prosthetics, Orthotics and Wheelchair Services. This is complemented by our strong reputation as product supplier under our Ortho Europe brand. More recently we have established a chain of Ability Matters Mobility/Independent Lifestyle stores at strategic locations within the UK alongside a specialist wheelchair lift access company – Ability Matters Lifts.
Ability Matters Clinic has formed a part of the Group’s organic growth over the past ten years. We are proud to be able to offer fast access to a team of highly experienced clinicians, all proven experts in their fields. This enables us to offer a complete range of private prosthetic and orthotic care.
We can formulate medico-legal reports in relation to prosthetic or orthotic treatment as well as provide patient care and support in terms of the prescription of devices following personal injury and limb loss. Our reporting can also include treatment justification, cost justification and future cost justification for all aspects of Prosthetic/ Orthotic requirements.
We work to the international medical quality standard ISO 13485, which is specific for medical devices and related services to meet both patient and regulatory requirements. Ability Matters Group is also member of the British Healthcare Trade Association – BHTA.
Our team of highly qualified and experienced Prosthetists and Orthotists work in conjunction with an affiliated panel of healthcare professionals, including consultants, physiotherapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and counsellors.
We welcome referrals from Consultants, Doctors, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists as well as direct referrals. Our Ability Matters clinics are conveniently located in 7 locations – Abingdon, Belfast, Bradford, Dublin, Manchester, Oxford and Wimbledon. In addition we can offer appointments in a number of other satellite clinics throughout UK and Ireland.
We opened our brand new state-of-the-art clinic in Manchester late last year – this also boasts an excellent retail outlet giving high quality access to a comprehensive range of orthotic products, specialist seating, wheelchairs, mobility scooters, daily living products and specialist footwear.
Ability Matters Prosthetics
We offer a complete range of prosthetic care for both upper and lower limb loss. Our prosthetists are able to select the most appropriate prosthesis to match the clients’ requirements and enhance their ability. Ability Matters is able to draw upon an excellent working relationship with all major component manufacturers and suppliers.
The value of a prosthesis is directly related to the way in which the prosthetist develops an understanding of the client’s needs and is able to provide the time, care and equipment to satisfy the client’s requirements. This can be the most technologically advanced microprocessor knee joints, such as the Genium®, C-Leg, or sophisticated myo-electric arm units.
Equally important to the function of a prosthesis is the comfort and the ability to use it to enhance everyday activities including sport where appropriate. We are therefore able to supply a wide range of lightweight artificial limbs or specialist prostheses for sports activities.
Our prosthetist will discuss all of the available options with the client. Ability Matters can also offer clients access to our very own high-definition silicone service. Our sister company is a leader in the field of producing high quality custom made cosmesis. Using our SkinMatch technology we are able to produce the most life-like cosmetic finish possible. We can offer cosmetic covers for upper and lower prosthetic limbs, manufacture hands and feet, single digits and reconstructive silicone.
Ability Matters Orthotics
Our experienced team of Orthotists use the latest in technology and biomechanical assessment equipment to assist in the prescription of specialist orthotics such as knee braces, orthopaedic footwear, insoles, sport orthotics and other support products. We are able to supply a wide range of advanced private orthotics solutions, including E-Mag Control & E-Mag Active Orthoses, Donjoy and Össur braces. A growing number of clients with complex, short or long term conditions and rehabilitative needs rely on this service to enhance their mobility and improve their quality of life.