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 MSc MCSP MBAPO


HCPC registered Orthotist and Physiotherapist with several years of experience within NHS and private clinics across the UK.


John's special interests include lower limb biomechanics, sports injuries and neurological rehabilitation. Skilled in sports taping, sports massage, gait modification, medical acupuncture and strength and conditioning; John has a unique perspective as a dual qualified physiotherapist and Orthotist.



  • MSc Physiotherapy

  • BSc Hons Prosthetics and Orthotics

  • BSc Psychological Studies

  • FIFA Diploma in Football Medicine

  • Member of the Association of Foot and Ankle Physiotherapists and Allied Health Professionals (AFAP)

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (MCSP)

  • Former Chair of National Education for Scotland P&O group

  • Former BAPO Education Committee

  • Former Allied Health Professions NES Advisory Committee

  • Former member of the British Association of Prothetists & Orthotists (MBAPO)

Further qualifications in:

  • Sports Massage Therapy

  • Medical Acupuncture

  • 3D Printed Orthotic systems