Trulife employs a large number of orthortists based across the UK. Our orthortists treat and rehabilitate patients through the assessment and provision of an orthosis which will either remedy or relieve the condition, disability or development problem.
Orthotics is a specialised profession which brings together a team of highly skilled and experienced individuals.
From our clinicians who work directly with the patients to manage their conditions to our technicians who manufacture the orthoses, every member of our team ensures that the organisation runs smoothly, so everyone can continue to focus our efforts on improving patients’ lives.
Tracey Rhodes – Commercial Manager
Tracey joined us in 2003 as a Territory Manager and ran the Midlands, Yorkshire and North West areas. As Commercial Manager she is responsible for all commercial aspects of the UK orthotic clinics working closely with our Regional Orthotic Managers, Orthotists and our national sales team. A dedicated shoe shopping addiction and love of live music keeps her occupied in her leisure time.
Ashley Lewis – Regional Orthotic Manager (North)
Ashley qualified as an Orthotist from Salford University in 1999. She currently manages the northern clinical team and her specialities include Dynamic Lycra, Paediatrics, Boston Brace, Burns / Plastics and Diabetic Footwear. Ashley has one beautiful daughter and a whole host of animals that occupy most of her personal time, when not in work she can be found at the stables teaching children how to ride horses.
Andrew Frame – Regional Orthotic Manager (South)
Salford University, 2009
What is your primary role / responsibility?
I am the Regional Lead Orthotist for the south of England for Trulife. My roles includes running my own clinics, as well as managing the orthotists schedule, attending review meetings and running educational training for graduates and other healthcare professionals.
Why did you become an orthotist?
I always wanted to work in healthcare and have the chance to help people. I chose orthotics because I found the practical aspects of it appealing and enjoyed the challenge of treating a person from a mechanical point of view.
What is the best experience you’ve had as an orthotist?
My main interest in orthotics is in neurology and especially in the treatment of stroke patients. I’m proud of helping a number of patients in their long term recovery and allowing them walk so they can continue with a high quality of life.
What do you do for fun?
I’m a big fan of live music and attend gigs as much as I can. I also enjoy keeping fit, and am currently training to run a marathon.