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Calling All Orthotists & Prosthetists!

The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is conducting reseach to explore current prosthetic and orthotic workforce numbers and demographics, and the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the 21st-century prosthetist and orthotist.

The information gained from this research will help shape the future of the profession, identify gaps and skills in the workforce, and help guide services and employers in workforce planning going forward.

BAPO would like to invite the entire UK P&O workforce (prosthetists, orthotists, support workers, technicians, students, and apprentices) to contribute to this project. Your engagement with this project is vital as it provides a unique opportunity to gather crucial information about the P&O workforce. Your input is imperitive to the success of the project and will ensure we get the data

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  1. Female prosthetist

    Calling All Orthotists & Prosthetists!

    The British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) is conducting reseach to explore current prosthetic and orthotic workforce numbers and demographics, and the knowledge, skills and attributes required for the 21st-century prosthetist and orthotist.

    The information gained from this research will help shape the future of the profession, identify gaps and skills in the workforce, and help guide services and employers in workforce planning going forward.

    BAPO would like to invite the entire UK P&O workforce (prosthetists, orthotists, support workers, technicians, students, and apprentices) to contribute to this project. Your engagement with this project is vital as it provides a unique opportunity to gather crucial information about the P&O workforce. Your input is imperitive to the success of the project and will ensure we get the data

  2. Pressure ulcer

    10 Things you can do to prevent pressure ulcers at home

    A pressure ulcer is an injury to the skin and underlying tissue, typically occurring when a person is confined to a bed or chair for prolonged periods of time. By disrupting the blood flow to an area under consistent pressure causes the skin to expand, which then develops into a pressure ulcer.

  3. Foot Orthotics

    What are Foot Orthotics?

    Clinical studies have shown that Orthotic devices encourage the normal function of the foot by dissipating kinetic forces during the stance phase of gait.

  4. Klarna with Algeos

    Algeos offer new payment service to help customers spread the costs

    Spread the cost of device and equipment expenditure with Klarna. No more upfront investment for prescribed patient devices. You pay, when you get paid!

  5. Kids Feet

    Does Your Child Need Foot Orthotics?

    As a child develops, the feet go through several stages of maturity, from a softer structure at a young age to a more rigid structure with growth. Many complications can occur from improper foot function making it important to screen children’s feet during development.

  6. Windlass Diagram

    Plantar Fascia Grooves in Foot Orthoses

    It is widely acknowledged that the foot should be a supportive structure to resist the forces that are applied to it during the propulsive or push of phase of gait. To do this the arch of the foot should be become elevated and the foot becomes more supinated. There are a number of ways in which the foot can do this.

  7. 3D Printing for Foot Orthotics

    Voxelcare 3D Printing Solutions Now Shipping

    Introducing the VXC3DP Filament Cube from Voxelcare, a modular FDM unit containing a 3D printer that can operate as a single-unit system or combined with multiple VXC3DP Cubes to increase production output.

  8. Flat Foot

    What is: Flat Feet (Pes Planus)

    Pes planus otherwise termed as flat feet is a biomechanical problem experienced by a surprisingly high percentage of the population. Flat feet are a condition where the arch of the foot appears flattened.

  9. Orthotic Insoles

    What is: The Slimflex Range

    Foot orthoses have been used for the management of lower-limb and foot pathologies since the 19th century - clinical studies have shown that orthotic devices contribute to the normal function of the foot.

  10. Heel Lifts

    Heel Lifts - Buyers Guide

    This article is intended to give an overview of the different types of in-shoe orthotic heel inserts available and their strengths and shortcomings, and to assist you in choosing appropriate heel lift product

  11. Smelly Feet

    Sweaty Feet & Foot Odour

    Feet need to be kept healthy and agile to support the entire weight of our bodies in our day-to-day life. This is why the feet contain 250,000 sweat glands that constantly secrete moisture to keep feet moist, supple and healthy.

  12. Foot Blisters - Very Annoying!

    What is: A Foot Blister

    You may get blisters on your feet if your shoes or socks don't fit well and rub uncomfortably. Athletes and hikers often get foot blisters. Blisters usually occur at the start of a new sports season or exercise program, after wearing new shoes, or when the weather is hot and humid.

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