What Is An Orthotist?
An ORTHOTIST is a degree level trained health care professional that assess for and fit devices applied to the body to correct deficiency in the skeleton/anatomy.
To train as an orthotist you must complete a 4 year B.Sc. (Hons) degree.
In Ireland the professional body for orthotists is the Irish Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.
Our lead clinician, David Kingston is a member of IAPO and was previously a member of BAPO (the UK version) as well as the UK Health Professions Council (there is no Irish equivilent to the HPC) when he worked in the NHS.
In the UK health service ONLY Orthotists and podiatrists are qualified to provide orthotics/orthotic therapy.
In Ireland there is no such regulation making it difficult to assess the credentials of a clinician to be providing orthotics.
David Kingston has been a registered Orthotist for 20 years.
Can We Help You...?
If you or someone you know is suffering from plantar fasciitis or any other foot and ankle issue then please take advantage of our FREE consultation and let us get you back on track. You can book an appointment for any of our clinics by calling (01) 5052130 today.
B.Sc. (Hons) Orthotics MIAPO