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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. 

 

    

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