Photo: [From left to right] Harrison Walsh (DSW Athlete), Nathan Stephens (Performance Pathway Senior Officer), Chris Law (Clinical director at Orthotix) & Hayley Huntley (Managing Director at Orthotix)
Disability Sport Wales are thrilled to announce that they have established an exclusive partnership deal with Orthotix. This will see the Cardiff-based business become the official supplier of sports injury bracing, orthopaedic supports and rehabilitation devices until 2024.
Disability Sport Wales (DSW) is the lead organisation for disability physical activity (including sport) in Wales. DSW creates and supports opportunities for disabled people to engage in a more physical lifestyle at community level, as well as talent competing in disability and parasport on national and international stages.
Disability Sport Wales support over 1 million chances annually for disabled people to take part in sport and physical activity. With over 750 clubs and sessions across Wales, from archery to weightlifting, they have created inclusive opportunities for all.
The new partnership will allow DSW ‘performance pathway funded athletes’ to benefit from expert clinical services and specialist sports medicine bracing over a two-year period.
The medical team at DSW will now be able to refer any pathway athletes requiring specialist orthotic bracing to the new Orthotix clinical facility, run by Consultant Orthotist & Clinical Director – Chris Law.
The recently launched clinic which is now open to the public has been setup to enable improved access to much needed class 1 medical devices. It will enable patients to be measured, fitted and supplied with medically approved product for various orthopaedic conditions and injuries. The clinic offers the public daily walk-in slots (Mon-Friday) and diarised appointments for more technical product requirements.
The agreement sees Disability Sport Wales complete an impressive roster of elite sporting brands which have partnered with Orthotix in recent times. All of which will now benefit from accessibility to market leading products and professional clinical services for their athletes.
Hayley Huntley, Orthotix Managing Director says:
“Disability Sport Wales and Orthotix are aligned in strategic outlook. We share philosophies promoting an active nation where everyone can have a lifelong enjoyment of sport. Our partnership will help support the wellbeing of disabled people, ensuring they are as likely to have a lifelong enjoyment of physical activity (including sport) as non-disabled people.”