Clinical Team

The London Orthotic Consultancy has nine fully-qualified clinicians who have a vast amount of experience in the field of orthotics, cranial remoulding therapy, scoliosis, chest deformities, rehabilitation and posture management. This allows the clinic to effectively treat and manage a wide range of conditions.

All of our orthotists are fully qualified professionals and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). They are also members of the British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO) and adhere to a strict code of conduct and ethics as laid down by their professional body and the HCPC.

Saeed Hamid

Director & Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Saeed qualified as an orthotist in 1990. He was senior orthotist at Queen Mary's Hospital, London where he was involved in all aspects of orthotic management of adults and children. He has undergone extensive training in the orthotic treatment of plagiocephaly using cranial remoulding orthoses.

Saeed specialises in the orthotic management of plagiocephaly, diabetic and orthopaedic footwear and foot orthotics.

Sam Walmsley

Director & Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Head Injuries
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Upper limb
  • - Pectus Deformities
  • - Walk About Orthosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Sam qualified in 2001 with a BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics. After graduating he worked in the NHS before becoming a founding director of The London Orthotic Consultancy. For 8 years he ran orthotic clinics at the Tadworth Brain Injury Children’s trust and Banstead Adult Brain Injury Centre.

Sam has introduced several new treatments to the UK, most notably pectus excavatum and carinatum. He has also introduced a video vector gait laboratory and started working with Elaine Owen, the world’s leading authority on lower limb gait and orthotic biomechanics. With Elaine, LOC has developed a gold standard orthotic clinic for the treatment of patients with lower limb neurological impairment. Lastly, in 2017, Sam introduced a new unilateral club foot brace to replace the boot and bar.

Sam has been instrumental in growing The London Orthotic Consultancy into a specialist, evidence-based orthotic practice that has world-leading orthotic treatments at its heart.

Sam specialises in paediatric orthotics, complex foot & ankle orthotics, lower limb biomechanics, cerebral palsy and post SDR rehabilitation, post-polio syndrome, club foot and non-surgical treatment for pectus carinatum and excavatum.

Jo Drake

Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Jo qualified in 1998 with a degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Salford University. After graduating she took up a post as prosthetist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. She later joined the rehabilitation team at Queen Mary's Hospital as Senior Prosthetist and was heavily involved with clinical governance and the establishment of best practice prescription guidelines.

Jo specialises in the management of plagiocephaly, repositioning techniques and establishing clinical protocols for LOCband treatment.

 

 

Sally Hews

Head of Clinical Services & Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Scoliosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Sally qualified as an Orthotist and Prosthetist in 2003. She has worked both in the private sector and for the NHS. She has extensive experience in cranial remoulding therapy for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly. She is also a specialist in lower limb biomechanics and in the design of custom made orthoses using the Parotec CADCAM system. In 2017 Sally was certificated in Schroth Best Practice for the bracing treatment of scoliosis.

Sally specialises in the management of positional plagiocephaly, scoliosis, specialist knee bracing, custom made foot orthoses, lower limb biomechanics and the diabetic foot.

Alan Hews

Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Head Injuries
  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Walk About Orthosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Alan qualified in 2003 with an honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Salford University. From 2003-2013 worked within the South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust and ended up running three clinics: paediatric, orthopaedic and diabetic feet.

Alan specialises in post SDR rehabilitation working closely with The Portland Hospital, lower limb biomechanics and bespoke foot orthotics, providing orthotic services to patients at the Cromwell and New Victoria Hospitals, Parotec and Captivia 3D scanners.

Anna Courtney

Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Head Injuries
  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Upper limb
  • - Scoliosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Anna qualified from The University of Strathclyde in 2014 with a first-class honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics. She has since worked in Haiti volunteering at a rehabilitation clinic and also within a busy London NHS Trust.

She now works closely with Elaine Owen in the paediatric OSKAR clinic and was certificated in Schroth Best Practice for the bracing treatment of scoliosis (Gensingen brace) in 2018. She is also involved with academic work, currently having 3 publications to her name and working on more. Her latest publication with Elaine Owen will be exhibited in Chicago, March 2020.

Anna specialises in the management of plagiocephaly, neurological paediatric treatment, lower limb biomechanics/gait laboratory and scoliosis.

George Coles

Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Upper limb
  • - Pectus Deformities
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

George qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Prosthetics and Orthotics from Salford University in 2015 with first-class honours. Prior to joining LOC in March 2019, he has worked at Queen Mary’s hospital and King’s College hospital managing complex clinics including inpatients and outpatients. As soon as George joined us, he travelled to Germany to receive training from Dr Weiss, and he is now certificated in Schroth Best Practice for the bracing treatment of scoliosis. He is the youngest person in the world to have achieved this qualification.

George specialises in musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions, paediatric gait analysis, neurorehabilitation (including upper/lower limb), scoliosis and sports injuries.

John Turner

Senior Orthotist (MBAPO)

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Pectus Deformities
  • - Scoliosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

John is a very experienced orthotist with over 25 years of practice in both adult and paediatric settings. He has been recruited to head up our expanding Manchester clinic. Prior to joining LOC John has worked for a number of leading orthotic companies in the UK including Blatchford, Steeper and Trulife. John is a keen triathlete. 

John specialises in gait analysis, cerebral palsy, polio, spina bifida, diabetic footwear and spinal bracing.

Connor Mumford

Senior Orthotist

Specialist skills & interests

  • - Cranial Remoulding
  • - Neck & Spinal
  • - Scoliosis
  • - Knee
  • - Ankle/Foot
  • - Custom Insoles
  • - Bespoke Footwear

Head Injuries Cranial Remoulding
Neck & Spinal
Upper Limb Pectus Deformities Scoliosis wrist
Walk About Orthosis
Knee Ankle/Foot
Custom Insoles Bespoke Footwear

Connor has recently joined our team of orthotists. He is qualified with a BSc (Hons) in 2016 and prior to joining LOC, worked for Steeper primarily with the South Essex Partnership Trust. During this time, he headed up the Royal London Spinal Clinic and worked with the Royal London Orthopaedic multi-disciplinary team. Connor will be heading up our Cambridge clinic.

Connor specialises in the management of positional plagiocephaly, paediatric gait analysis, scoliosis and lower limb MSK injuries.