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Foot, knee and back orthotics

Foot, knee or back orthotics may be required to support a segment of the body which suffers from a mechanical dysfunction. The brace is called an Orthosis.

What are foot orthotics, knee orthotics and back orthotics?

Orthotics is the profession that deals with the external support of the body and encompasses both neuro-muscular and muscular-skeletal problems suffered by patients. The patient may require support to any segment of the body which suffers from a mechanical dysfunction, such as the foot, knee or back for example. The brace is called an Orthosis (sometimes referred to as a surgical appliance).

How does it work?

Patients can be referred via a GP, Consultant or self referral.

What are the benefits?

Realignment of the musculoskeletal system is a conservative form of treatment that typically reduces the pain symptoms by re-aligning the joints to enable a more effective gait pattern and reducing rotational forces this helps reduce pain along with weight distribution and shock-attenuation.

How safe is the treatment?

The provision of foot orthotics, knee orthotics or back orthotics is non invasive and is applied to the body externally.

Specialists Offering Foot, knee and back orthotics

Mr Jaysheel Mehta

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Surgeon

MBBS, MS(Ortho), MCh(Orth), MRCSEd, FRCS, FRCSEd(T&O)

BMI The Highfield Hospital

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Mr Sunil Bajaj

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (Glasgow), FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Blackheath Hospital 2 more BMI Chelsfield Park Hospital BMI The Sloane Hospital

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Mr Htwe Zaw

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB BS, MRCS, FRCS (Tr&Orth)

BMI Bishops Wood Hospital 1 more BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Mr Adam Ajis

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in Disorders of the Foot & Ankle

BMedSc(Hons Physiol) MBChB MRCSEd FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI Goring Hall Hospital

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Mr Simon Sturdee

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBChB, MRCS, MRCSEd, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Highfield Hospital 1 more BMI The Huddersfield Hospital

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Mr Jamie McKenzie

Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

BM BCh MA FRCS (Tr and Orth) DTM&H

BMI Bath Clinic

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