Orthotists are autonomous registered practitioners who provide gait analysis and engineering solutions to patients with problems of the neuromuscular and skeletal systems. They are extensively trained in mechanics, biomechanics, and material science along with anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology.
They design and provide orthoses that modify the structural or functional characteristics of the patients' neuromuscular and skeletal systems enabling patients to mobilise, eliminate gait deviations, reduce falls, reduce pain, prevent and facilitate healing of ulcers.
Orthotists are also qualified to modify CE marked Orthoses or componentry. They treat patients with a wide range of conditions including Diabetes, Arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Stroke, Spina Bifida, Scoliosis, MSK, sports injuries and trauma.
John Anderson BSc Hons MBAPO
An HCPC registered Orthotist and Physiotherapist with several years of experience within NHS and private clinics across Scotland and England.
A special interest in lower limb biomechanics, sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation. Experienced in specialist neuromuscular, traumatic spinal injuries and arthritic conditions. Experienced in sports taping, gait modification and specific lower limb strengthenin, offering a unique perspective as a dual qualified physiotherapist and orthotist.
BSc Hons Prosthetics and Orthotics
BSc Psychological Studies
Member of British Association of Prothestists & Orthotists (BAPO)
Member of Association of Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists and AHPs (AFAP)
Former Chair of National Education for Scotland P&O group
Former BAPO Education Committee
Former Allied Health Professions NES Advisory Committee
Further qualifications in:
Sports Massage Therapy
3D Printed Orthotic systems