Kevin qualified as a Podiatrist in 2006, has an MSc in Clinical Podiatric Biomechanics and has always been involved in a musculoskeletal caseload. Kevin has a keen interest in sports related pathology, particularly football (he played professionally for West Bromwich Albion) as well as the general population whether sporting or otherwise. He enjoys working with individuals with gait adaptations which are impacting their every day lives whether due to a long term condition or recovering from recent acute pathology.
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The uses of orthoses vary from pain relief, comfort and enhancement of athletic performance. While the use of foot orthoses is sometimes considered controversial, they are widely used in the treatment of many different conditions. Supporting orthoses there is evidence of clinical effectiveness, pain relief and improved function. However overuse, muscle weakness and dependency are also believed to be associated with orthoses. In this course, you will explore clinical uses of orthoses, supporting evidence and important clinical consideration.