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Overcoming the odds

20-07-2017 05:59:00

Meet Len Elliot, the first ever above knee amputee to pass the QLD Police Force Functional Capacity Test

Len Elliot is a Queensland Police Officer that was hit by a motorcycle during an RBT on the 14th April 2014 on the Sunshine Coast. The motorcycle was travelling at 180 km/h and the impact resulted in Len becoming an above knee amputee.

Such a life changing event would have made many people think of a career change. However, Len is not like most people.

The first prosthesis was fitted to Len in October of 2014, he could walk with the prosthesis however felt that he was not reaching his full potential.

In March 2016, a new team began working with Len. The new team was comprised of Saul Geffen (Rehabilitation Specialist), Jacqui O’Sullivan (Physiotherapist) and the team at OAPL prosthetics in Brisbane. Working closely with Gabriel form Work Cover and Sue form the Queensland Police a new plan was established.

A new prosthesis was fitted and a new gait training program commenced. Len experienced an immediate improvement. He became more active, started running and cycling again. The improvement was so great that he began competing regularly in triathlons towards the end of 2016.

On the 7th of March 2017, Len Elliot became the first above knee amputee to pass the Functional Capacity Test in Queensland, a requirement if he is to return to active duty in the Police force.

Undoubtedly the effort has come predominately from himself, however as Len stated, he has not worked in ‘isolation” and this achievement would not have been possible without the support from the professionals he began with early in 2016.

We wish you all the best in your future endeavours Len and congratulations on your amazing achievements so far!


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22-03-2017 23:29:00





Ypsilon Flow is the foot drop AFO of choice for your active patients who need sagittal plane assist.
It is designed to allow optimum range of motion and dynamic toe-off assist, providing the opportunity for functional or potentially functional muscles, tendons and ligaments to strengthen and prevent or reduce atrophy.
The footplate is engineered to allow the orthosis to adapt to and move with the lower leg with less resistance to ground reaction forces. The proximal ends of the “Y” provide fixation points, eliminating pressure on the tibia crest.


Recommended application:
Foot drop in combination with no spasticity to moderate spasticity. Limb proprioception deficit and mild proximal deficit.


Severe edema, leg ulcers, moderate to severe spasticity, medial-lateral instability.


Interface and strap included. More information about product selection and customisation can be found below.
Please note the Original Ypsilon is still available for you current users.

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Ypsilon FLOW

Ypsilon® Flow is the newest member of the ToeOFF family of products. It’s the AFO of choice for active patients with foot drop and no other ankle or proximal deficits. The increased range of motion accommodates different terrain and longer strides. The new geometry design provides a dynamic response for foot lift without restricting or immobilising normal joint or muscle activity. A gradual heel rise allows for an intimate fit in the patient’s shoe. It is OAPL's goal to provide dynamic response AFOs without limiting function. Call customer service for more information today.



Allard AFO Family - Stability Graph



Ordering Information

29400-1011          YPSILON AFO: LEFT FOOT – SMALL       

29400-1012          YPSILON AFO: LEFT FOOT - MEDIUM

29400-1013          YPSILON AFO: LEFT FOOT - LARGE

29400-2011          YPSILON AFO: RIGHT FOOT - SMALL

29400-2012          YPSILON AFO: RIGHT FOOT - MEDIUM 

29400-2013          YPSILON AFO: RIGHT FOOT - LARGE
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Smart Orthotic Technology S.O.T

17-03-2017 01:07:00

Resting Hand Orthosis

S.O.T is a resting splint for the spastic and paretic hand, when the goal is to maintain or increase the mobility of the hand.

The orthosis is smooth and lightweight. The S.O.T has an aluminium core which allows adjustment to the desired position. The aluminium core is embedded into polyethylene foam, which is covered with fabric. The brace is delivered in a resting position. A resting position can offer pain relief, relaxation to the hand and it also provides a good biomechanical position that may reduce the risk of flexor shortening of the wrist and fingers.





The orthosis anatomic configuration supports the important thenar muscle, the CMC- and MCP joint, which is particularly important for the intended patient groups, when the thumb tends to adduct in the CMC joint and hyperextend in the MCP joint. S.O.T Resting splint increases the conditions for an effective grip.

Recommended application:
Stroke, CP, rheumatoid arthritis, radialis paresis, muscular dystrophy, edema or plexus injury.


More Information:

S.O.T. Accessories



Extra Cover


Hand Position Information

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Care and Maintenance of Podiatry Instruments

15-03-2017 23:13:00

The care and cleaning of your nail clippers and instruments is vital to maintain the integrity and lifespan of your products. The cleaning technique may change depending on the material that they are made from. Always protect the cutting edges of your clippers and if they have a lock plate at the back use it when they are not in use.

New devices tend to be harder, with a stiffer feel to them. That’s because as instruments age, they soften with use and cleaning. With proper care, these devices can last a lifetime. It’s important to realise, however, that even the highest grade instruments will experience at least minimal wear and softening over time.

New instruments are designed to be stiff at the onset of use to keep this wearing to a minimum with proper maintenance and cleaning. However most problems with instruments are due to inadequate instrument care. We would like to remind practitioners of some simple rules in the care of instruments. Damage can be caused by incorrect cleaning and sterilisation may affect manufacturers guarantee on their products.  

The four key steps to maintaining your instruments are:

Instruments need to be pre-soaked to remove tissue residues,
fluids and other pathogenic debris and is an essential
prerequisite to disinfection and sterilisation.

Instruments should be washed in an ultrasonic cleaner then
rinsed and dried.

Prior to autoclaving instruments should be lubricated to protect
joints and hinges and maintain instrument lubrication.

Only sterilise a clean instrument. The most damaging procedure
is to allow dried-on debris to become baked-on stains in the
autoclave. The temperature of the autoclave (134º) will cause
chemical reactions that can make the stain permanent.


To view a range of podiatry instruments online, visit our shop at https://shop.oapl.com.au/

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Susol - Sterile Single Use Instruments

01-03-2017 21:37:00

Sterile single use instruments - the choice is clear.....

Bailey Instruments continues to produce a range of single use instrument solutions.  These instruments are an ideal choice as an alternate to running your own kits of sterilised instruments, a safety net for busy periods or during equipment failures or for domicillary care. Learn more about these innovative instruments below. 



Ergonomic patented nipper design with integral spring reducing resistance, force reduction impact handles and consistent, sharp cutting action.


Repetitive strain Injury*

Potential reduced risk of this occupational hazard RSI


High quality

Accredited Bailey manufacture excellence without compromise


Responsible disposability

Minimalist packaging 5 x smaller than standard packaging, low weight nipper at 77grams 40% lower weight than standard nippers 



Robust supply chain providing confidence of continuos supply


Susol Kits


1 x Nipper
1 x Foot Dresser, double sided fine and medium
• Presented in dispensing cartons of 10 instrument packs
• Compact/minimalist packaging




1 x Nipper
1 x Blacks File
1 x Foot Dresser, double sided fine and medium
• Presented in dispensing cartons of 10 instrument packs
• Compact/minimalist packaging


1 x Nipper
1 x Blacks File
1 x Scalpel Handle No3
1 x Dressing Scissor
1 x Foot Dresser, double sided fine and medium
• Presented in dispensing cartons of 10 instrument packs
• Compact/minimalist packaging

1 x Thwaites Nipper
1 x Beaver Handle
1 x Locke Elevator
1 x Blacks File
1 x Scalpel Handle No3
1 x Dressing Scissor
1 x Halstead Mosquito Forceps 5”
1 x Ribbon Tourniquet
• Buy as a single set or carton



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Maverick Mayhem

13-02-2017 00:15:00



The Freedom Innovations’ Maverick Xtreme foot was designed for active K3 and K4 level ambulators that require a product with increased durability without compromising the desired energy storage/return and smooth roll-over during stance phase of gait. The increased durability is a result of the fiberglass material used to manufacture the foot and a result of the innovative heel/keel design. The material combined with the design allow for a natural, flexible feel during activities of daily living (ADL’s) and various strenuous exercises. This new lighter weight fiberglass option is waterproof and is available in a sandal toe option for greater lifestyle versatility.

Maverick is the lightest weight fiber glass foot option available.

• High impact, extreme user

• Regular and Sandal Toe Option

• Waterproof

• Light weight fiber glass option

• Increased durability, flexibility and natural feel





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Podopro PP20 Moulding Putty

10-02-2017 03:41:00

Introducing our new Silicone Molding Putty to our range from Podopro - PP20. 


Silicone Molding Putty formulated specifically for podiatric use.

Used for molding:

  • interdigital wedges,
  • toe separators,
  • dorsal toe protectors
  • orthodigital splints.


PP20 is easy to use due to:

  • Quick setting time and longevity,
  • Flexibility and softness,
  • Great value for money. 2 x 250g


Click the link below for a step by step guide or alternatively view the youtube video. 

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OAPL Podiatry Education Series

08-02-2017 01:05:00

In 2017 OAPL are introducting a series of Webinars from two of our key suppliers as part of our education program. 


Below is a link to the Physiotools webinar to watch the first session. 

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We launched our second series of webinars, on Shockwave and Laser therapy through BTL Industries. 

Below is a link to the BTL webinar to watch the first session.

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For more information on these two companies click the links below:

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daniPro Nail Varnish

19-12-2016 00:02:00

daniPro is a unique nail polish. 

It is a premium quality nail polish made without the 8 major toxins considered to be unhealthy.  Those toxins are: Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, TPHP, Toluene, Parabens, Xylene and Ethyl Tosylamide.  Almost all commercial nail polishes contain these. In a addition, daniPro is infused with Undecylenic Acid.


What is Undecylenic Acid? 

It’s a well-known, recognized, natural anti-fungal ingredient found in many anti-fungal medications used to treat skin fungus.  This is the first time it has been infused into nail polish.  (we do not claim it treats Nail Fungus)


Who should use daniPro?

Everyone. All your patients, especially if your patients are currently being treated for a nail condition.  When you offer daniPro to your patients, you are offering a unique, healthier alternative to regular nail polishes.  daniPro should be used on finger and toenails.   Can be used on pregnant women, patients with thick, unsightly, brittle nails.


Does daniPro cure nail fungus? 

daniPro claims it doesn’t cure nail fungus! No topical nail polish can cure nail fungus. 

  • daniPro coats the nail plate with Undecylenic acid disguised in a beautiful nail polish.
  • daniPro is TOXIN free
  • daniPro offers beauty and protection in one bottle


Benefits of daniPro: 

  • Undecylenic Acid (we are the first and only nail polish with this)
  • Biotin to strengthen nails, Vitamins A & E are anti-Oxidants for the health of the nail tissue.
  • long lasting shine, fast drying.  Especially our SUPER fast drying Top Coat.
  • chip resistant formulation
  • offers protection (Nail polish protection)
  • ingredients you can trust
  • amazing colors: recognized in “Instyle and Real Simple, and STYLE Magazines”
  • doctor (Podiatrist) formulated
  • approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association


How do my patients use daniPro?

Recommend as a regular mani/pedi combination: Base coat, Color, and Topcoat. That’s three layers of Undecylenic acid, Biotin, and Vitamins. The more undecylenic acid, the better.  Remove and reapply the nail polish weekly.


Introductory Offer

Purchase 20 bottles of daniPro nail varnish and we will include a FREE retail display. Please contact customer service to place your initial order. This product will  also be available through our online shop (See picture in tab below). 

Testimonial from the Creator of daniPro Dr. Gary Evans

One of the most frustrating nail problems is treating damaged nails and infections such as fungus. People who have unsightly infected nails are often embarrassed by it, but there is no medical treatment to guarantee a perfect result to eliminate it.

Over nearly three decades of treating patients, I listened closely to all the questions I was being asked and decided I really wanted to help come up with a preventative solution to these issues.

Here’s how daniPro is different from other nail polishes. First, the formula is innovative – it contains Undecylinic Acid* as well B7 (Biotin), Vitamin E and Vitamin A which help strengthen nails. It is also completely free of any damaging chemicals and daniPro has never been tested on animals. All of this results in a 100% toxin-free nail polish collection featuring a Clear Basecoat, an assortment of 18 colors plus a super quick-drying Topcoat.

Ultimately, I created daniPro to provide a more health conscious manicure or pedicure at the nail salon or from the comfort of home.

The name daniPro is inspired by my daughter, Danielle.


Dr. Garry Evans 

– Board Certified in Foot Surgery, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
– Board Certified in Podiatric Orthopedics
– Diplomate, American Board of Podiatric Surgery
– Fellow, American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
– Member, American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine
– Member, American Podiatric Medical Association
– Member, New York State Podiatric Medical Association

Retail Display and Introductory Offer

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Colour Card

Checkout daniPro Website

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Mediquip Newmed Sterilisers

16-12-2016 02:17:00

Introducing our Newmed Kronos 18 and 23L Sterilisers to our range!  

Each model features an instantaneous vaporizer outside the chamber which enables higher sterilization speeds whilst at the same time reducing water consumption. 

Instantaneous vaporiser produces steam outside of the chamber which means water is not flowing in and out of the chamber through valves which ultimately makes the unit more reliable.  It is also a much faster way to produce steam and uses less water. At the end of the day a steriliser is a steriliser and due to the environment in which it operates (water, steam, pressure, electronics) these units, no meter the brand, will eventually break down at some point.  It’s the commitment of your service provider that will ultimately determine your steriliser experience



Providing Pre-and Post Vacuum with a double stage vacuum pump, the ‘S’ Class range is for solid instruments, wrapped instruments and small porous loads. Suitable for both GP’s and Podiatrists they provide two test cycle programs for the Bowie & Dick and Vacuum tests.



  • Motor Operated Closure
  • Instantaneous Vaporizer
  • Printer
  • Graphic Display
  • Connection to PC
  • Double loading tank and water drainage
  • Moulded stainless steel one-piece chamber
  • Memory Test System
  • Extra-large chamber accommodating 12-15 PODIATRY sets in 23L, 8-12 PODIATRY SETS in 18L



With more than 30 years of dedicated support, Mediquip provide the sales and service of biomedical and medical gas equipment to the Australian health industry.

Our reputation for service excellence is underpinned by a dynamic and responsive team whose customer focus is backed by a corporate commitment to Quality Assurance ASNZISO9001 (Licence no. 11561)

We continue to source product where we look for expertise behind the scenes to support our sales and customer service. We have partnered with a longstanding company specializing in Sterilisers, hence Mediquip will provide 24hour technical service advice in every state (Offices with Mediquip staff in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne. Repair agents in SA/WA).  On install of the unit, customer will be provided contact details of local service agent to cater for their issues should they arise.



Founded in 2004, Newmed based its namesake on the desire to create something new and innovative for heathcare.

Newmed began by manufacturing the now world renowned Newmed Kronos line - known for their reliability, rapid cycles and stylish Italian design.

Acquired by Midmark Corporation in 2010, Newmed became part of the Midmark family and shared vision to create a better healthcare experience for everyone in all regions of the globe.

Today, Newmed manufactures high quality sterilizers for medical, dental and veterinary practitioners throughout Europe and beyond.


Please call Customer Service on 1300866275 if you would like to place an order for these products. 

Technical Specifications


Motor Operated Closure


Technical Specifications

18 Litre

23 Litre

Door Lock Safety


Chamber Volume in Litres



Type of Vacuum

Pre-and Post-Vacuum

No. Of Cycles with Water Loading (Indicative)



Instantaneous Vaporizer


Wrapped Sterilisable Weight in Kg




Moulded One Piece Stainless Steel

Unwrapped Sterilisable Weight in Kg



On Board Printer


Tray Size

285 x 180

440 x 185



Empty Machine in Weight in Kg



Test Programs

Bowie and Dick, Vacuum

Outer Measurement (mm)



M.T.S. Memory Test System


Supply Voltage



Connection to PC


Mains Frequency



Night Cycle


Rated Power



Twin Internal Water Tanks

Two. One for Clean Water, One for Waste Water




Warranty Details

12 months’ parts and labour warranty (within 1.5 hours of Metro), Additional travel charged at $110 per hour

Ongoing Costs

Future validations would be conducted at a rate of $400 (within 1.5 hours of Metro) – Recommended 12 monthly

Servicing/Technical Advice

Service breakdown/repair calls will be contacted by a technician within 2 hours – onsite within 24hours


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