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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

Professor Roslyn Miller

Consultant Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

BMI Albyn Hospital 2 more BMI Kings Park Hospital BMI Ross Hall 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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Mr Robbie Ray

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MB ChB, ChM(T&O), MRCS, FRCSed(T&O), FEBOT

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

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Mr Robin Elliot

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

MA (Oxon), MB BS, FRCS (Tr & Orth)

BMI The Hampshire Clinic

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