About Us

We provide comprehensive orthotic care from foot orthotics to complex walking orthoses for paraplegia, hemiplegia, and cerebral palsy. Orthopro manufactures our own bespoke complex orthotics and foot orthotics in-house. We have a fully equipped Orthotic Manufacturing Laboratory attached to the clinic, which allows the customised orthotics to be produced to the clients’ exact needs.

Our Promise / The Orthopro Way

Our passion is to improve the quality of our clients lives by providing a range of bracing, tailored footwear and compression garment therapy for post-operative and rehab purposes so that our clients maximise independence, pain relief and comfort.

Woman with leg brace
Image Courtesy of DJO NZ.

Our Story

Like all good stories, ours started in a garage. After 25 years of practising as an Orthotist Prosthetist in a State Hospital and a private partnership in South Africa, Des Nicholson immigrated to New Zealand. In 2004 he decided to branch out on his own again. With a laptop, a rented clinic room, his garage a handful of clients, his passion was re-ignited to improve people’s lives through Orthotics and Prosthetics. By word of mouth and hard work the business expanded.

Orthopro services the Greater Wellington Region with the occasional client from as far afield as Auckland to Invercargill. Seventeen years on and Orthopro is still proudly assisting its clients to live a more independent and unlimited life.

Orthopro Founder Desmond Nicholison Place Sifb On Board When Starting Orthopro

Orthotic And Prosthetic Team

Our services are provided by a team of fully qualified Orthotists and Technicians backed up by a dedicated Administration team.

Orthopro Staff Photo