About us

Discovery Orthotics has been manufacturing bespoke podiatry orthotics for NHS organisations for over 28 years and has a team of skilled manufacturing technicians with over 50 years’ combined experience.

Our wealth of experience in podiatry orthotics manufacturing and customer service has provided the foundation for Discovery Orthotics to become a trusted supplier of quality custom made and off the shelf devices to NHS and private organisations alike.

Discovery Orthotics specialise in the design, manufacture and supply of quality custom made podiatry orthotics and we believe that a high level of direct communication with prescribers assists us in providing the service you are looking for.

The continued success of Discovery Orthotics created the need to move to a larger, purpose built manufacturing site in August 2017 at Kent’s leading science park, Discovery Park in Sandwich. The move has provided the additional space required to increase manufacturing capacity and house our new additional high end equipment.

At Discovery Orthotics we endeavour to improve in every aspect of our service, this combined with our stringent quality checking procedure ensures we supply you with premium devices every time.

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The site provides additional space for our expanded manufacturing facility which includes;

CNC milling machines

For producing polypropylene hard shell devices.

Finishing machines

We utilise a large range of finishing machines that provide the grinding options required to produce devices of exceptional quality.

CNC routers

For the production of bespoke and semi-bespoke EVA insoles.

Vacuum forming

Ovens and vacuum formers continue to be beneficial for use in the production of traditional style devices.

Multiple CAD systems

By utilising different CAD CAM systems we offer a variety of different design options. For bespoke CAD designs we accept impression boxes, positive plaster casts, slipper casts and digital scans in .stl format.


Discovery Orthotics has a track record of being innovative and being able to fulfil clinician’s requirements for challenging prescriptions. We have an expert team of approachable technicians with access to a wide range of materials and manufacturing techniques, to enable even the most demanding prescription requirements to be met.

Our innovative approach extends not only to bespoke devices but to the manufacturing and development of new products, for example our PolyPods range and our 3D printing activity. Discovery Orthotics is working towards the production of 3D printed insole technology. Please note that the 3D printed insole technology is still in development and not currently available for clinicians to prescribe.

Discovery Orthotics

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Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.
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I would like to say an amazing thank you to the team for their attention to detail and quick advice regarding any queries and problems with our orders. I have also been most impressed with the urgency attended to orders that I have required on a quick turnaround for clinic appointments. Keep up the good work.

Senior Orthotics Officer
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

The service I have received from you has been really great. The best from any lab I’ve worked with.

Lawrence Bevan
Private Practitioner

This has been an exemplar of partnership working, which has benefited both parties. It has been a pleasure to work with the Orthotics Team in Kent; they have been highly responsive to our requests.

Deputy Podiatric and Orthotic Services Manager
Cwm Taf University Health Board

The service is first-class. There is an outstanding team of very experienced technicians, with excellent management and administrative support. The products are good, the turn-round fast and the prices are competitive. Most importantly, they are always on hand to give advice and alter devices at short notice.

Emma Stevens-Tonks
CSH Surrey

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

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24 July 2019

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