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info@woodsideclinic.co.uk 
 
 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
 

AposTherapy ® at Woodside Clinic 

What is AposTherapy®? 

AposTherapy® is an innovative non-surgical and drug-free treatment for knee pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. The AposTherapy® treatment was developed by orthopaedic doctors and is based around a unique individually-adjusted device that is worn on the foot for around an hour a day whilst going about normal daily activities. This makes the AposTherapy® treatment programme an effective and highly convenient option. Over 70,000 patients have already been treated worldwide. 
 
The AposTherapy® treatment programme brings your body into optimal alignment, thus reducing the pressure and strain on painful areas in the joint. As you walk, it stimulates and retrains your muscles, ultimately re-educating your body to adopt a corrected and less painful walking style, even when you are not wearing the device. The personalised treatment re-educates the brain and muscles to work correctly in order to provide better joint stability and re-establish a more symmetrical walking pattern, leading to lasting pain lasting pain relief and improved function. 

Benefits of AposTherapy® 

Following are some of the benefits of : 
Non-surgical and drug-free 
Improved Neuromuscular control 
Highly effective for reduction in pain - clinically proven for lasting pain relief 
Reduction / withdrawal of analgesia over time 
Increased Range of Movement 
Increased mobility and enhanced quality of life 
Reduces the chances for need of surgical intervention over time 
Addresses the root cause of your condition 
Fits easily into your daily routine 
Personalised to your specific needs 
On-going care for optimal results for yourself 

Who can benefit from AposTherapy® 

AposTherapy® treatment was developed by orthopaedic doctors with the aim of helping people with disabling musculoskeletal disorders, particularly focusing on knee osteoarthritis. AposTherapy® has been found to be effective for the following conditions: 
 
Knee pain (Osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain syndrome, meniscal tear, ligament tear) 
Low back pain 
Rehabilitation before and after total knee and hip replacement surgery 
Hip pain (particularly osteoarthritis) 
Ankle problems (rehabilitation post fractures, recurrent ankle sprain) 
Sports injury rehabilitation 

AposTherapy® Process 

During your initial consultation at Woodside Clinic, an AposTherapy® certified physiotherapist, will conduct an in-depth clinical evaluation of your condition and assess your suitability for AposTherapy®. This consultation will include specialised assessment of pain, function and quality of life questionnaires and using state-of-the-art computerised equipment, your walking will be analysed. This gives our AposTherapy® certified physiotherapist a clearer picture of what may be causing you pain, and how AposTherapy® can provide a long-term solution to treat it. Based on this evaluation you’ll receive your personally-calibrated foot-worn biomechanical device to help relieve pressure and re-train the muscular system around the joint. 
The AposTherapy® certified physiotherapist will develop a personalised programme to suit your specific clinical needs. The AposTherapy® device is worn for a short period of time during the day whilst you carry out your normal daily routine. You decide the time and place, fitting therapy in with your lifestyle, as opposed to having to fit your life around therapy. As you continue with your everyday routine activities such as walking from room to room and getting up from a chair, while wearing your biomechanical device, your body is learning, without you even noticing it, re-educating correct movement patterns as the joints perform hundreds of repetitions. 
AposTherapy® is a dynamic treatment, constantly monitored and adjusted to ensure optimal success throughout your care at Woodside Clinic. During follow-up consultations at Woodside Clinic your programme is reassessed. Your AposTherapy® certified physiotherapist will conduct several examinations including the computerised gait analysis test, as well as pain, function and quality of life assessments to provide an objective and subjective reflection of your progress. Throughout the process, wherever necessary your device is adjusted as needed and your personalised programme updated to ensure treatment outcomes and your goals are met. 
With AposTherapy®, every step you take with the device relieves the stress and pain on your painful joints. In parallel, your muscles are trained to become more synchronised so that they correctly control your movements, even when you are not using the device. Treatment has minimal interruption to daily life and maximum rehabilitation. In fact, you won’t feel like you’re working your muscles at all. You’ll just stop noticing the pain, so you can move with confidence and be yourself again. In fact in some cases patients tell us their pain relief is immediate during their very first consultation. 

FAQ 

The initial consultation lasts between 1.5 - 2 hours and follow-up sessions last between 45 - 60 minutes. 
No, you should not find AposTherapy® painful. 
Some patients feel a decrease in pain and an improvement in walking immediately whilst wearing the devices, others take a little longer. By following your personalised programme, the changes should bring improvement whilst walking with your normal footwear or even barefoot over time. 
 
According to a survey of patients who had been suffering for an average of 6 years, patients reported reduced pain within 4 weeks of starting AposTherapy® (1). A clinical study that monitored patients for two years attests to the lasting effect of AposTherapy® (2). 
1. Independent survey conducted by Network Research in Nov., 2009 amongst 150 AposTherapy® patients.  
2. Bar-Ziv Y. et al. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2010:15(Suppl. C):C83 
As the AposTherapy® certified physiotherapist needs to assess your walking style and see your knees, please wear shorts or loose comfortable clothing which can be pulled above the knees.  
 
As there are many forms and surveys to be filled in, please bring in reading glasses if you need them. 
For a personalised 12 month programme, AposTherapy® costs £2480. This includes: 
Initial assessment (lasting up to 90 minutes); 
Personalised Programme; 
Up to 5 follow up appointments; 
Specially calibrated biomechanical footwear; 
Adjustment of the devices at each follow up; 
Gait analysis. 
 
AposTherapy® is also covered by many private health insurers, please speak to your provider of the cover and if an excess is payable. 
The video below shows some examples of how patients have benefitted from AposTherapy® treatment. 
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AposTherapy® Leaflet 

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