AposTherapy is an innovative, personalised, non-invasive and drug-free medical programme for knee and back pain, based on a foot-worn biomechanical device which is individually calibrated by specially-trained chartered physiotherapists.
Developed by medical doctors coming from the fields of orthopaedics and sports medicine and founded on well-established scientific principles, AposTherapy is clinically proven to deliver long-lasting pain relief and to restore function, mobility and quality of life.
The way a person walks plays an important role in the development and progression of osteoarthritis, a common cause of knee pain. Most sufferers turn to prescription painkillers or in more severe cases, surgery – to alleviate pain and/or to improve their mobility. AposTherapy offers an alternative and is clinically proven to improve mobility and alleviate pain.
AposTherapy analyses and corrects the way a patient moves
AposTherapists are qualified physiotherapists trained to provide AposTherapy. State-of-the-art equipment is used to provide an in-depth analysis of a patient’s individual gait.
The AposTherapists measure:
Step length (knee pain can cause shorter steps)
Load distribution on each leg (less weight tens to be placed on an injured leg)
Walking velocity (injuries often make people walk slower)
Gait symmetry (which can assess any limping)
This would give a clearer picture of how the way a patient moves might be causing them pain. The AposTherapists would then provide a long-lasting solution to treat the problem.
A patient would receive their own personally adjusted footwear to relieve pressure on the knees and to re-train the muscular system around the joint. Wearing the device for as little as an hour a day, while performing normal daily activities at home or work, would enable a patient’s body to adopt new walking patterns, without them even noticing.
Progress is closely monitored through regular follow-up consultations at which the treatment programme and device are adjusted when necessary to make sure optimum clinical results are achieved.