What is the process to receive Apos Therapy?
The process to receive a Apos Therapy would be:
- Suitability Assessment / Trial
- Telephone review (1 month)
- Face to face review (3 months)
- Face to face review (9 months)
The first thing to do is to contact us to arrange an assessment with one of our Apos certified and HCPC registered orthotists. The orthotist will carry out a full suitability assessment including:
- Muscle tests
- Joint range of movement tests
- Questions of medical history
- Pain scores
- Gait analysis
- Balance tests
- Walking speed
If Apos Therapy is deemed appropriate for you, the orthotist will be able to provide a free trial. We stock every UK size of footwear in order to provide a same day trial. If possible, please bring a pair of shorts to your appointment.
The orthotist will initially ask you to walk in bare feet while a computerised gait test is recorded. The orthotist will also observe your gait taking notes of any significant gait abnormalities.
The orthotist will then fit you with a pair of trial Apos trainers with the pods set up in a neutral position. The orthotist will then observe your gait and ask if there are any locations of pain. The pods will then be finely calibrated until symptoms are adequately reduced. You will then be asked to repeat the computerised gait test and results compared.
At this point the orthotist will create your specific trainer order using the gait test and calibration information. A pair of Apos Therpy trainers will then be manufactured and delivered straight to your door.
As the neuromuscular system benefits from the Apos Therapy, targeted physiotherapy can ensure optimal results. Orthotics Uk provide a course of physiotherapy which is designed to complement the Apos therapy.
There are three reviews included in the treatment.
1 Month - The first review is a telephone review to ensure treatment is progressing as planned.
3 Months - The second review is face to face. The computerised gait test is performed again. The results are analysed and the pods can be recalibrated if required. Recalibration can be a good opportunity to further decrease pain and further challenge the neuromuscular system.
9 Months - The third review is face to face. The computerised gait test is performed again. The results are analysed and the pods can be recalibrated if required. This is the last review included in treatment however further reviews can be arranged.
What if I am not suitable for Apos therapy after my assessment/ trial?
Our orthotists have a wealth of knowledge in the treatment of lower limb disorders. If the trial is not successful the orthotist will be able to recommend and provide alternative treatment, such as:
- Specialist knee bracing
- Specialist footwear
- Gait reeducation
- Massage therapy
To find out more please see our process / what to expect.
How do I arrange an assessment for Apos Therapy?
To find out more, or to arrange an appointment for Apos Therapy please email us at email@example.com or call us on 0161 883 0355 or complete the form below