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.
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 AposTherapy® treatment programme is an effective and highly convenient option for those suffering with knee pain, back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders. Over 50,000 patients have already been treated worldwide. Download and read the AposTherapy® Research Paper for more information
95% Satisfied with Treatment
95% are satisfied with the treatment, the majority say it exceeded their expectations
92% of users would recommend AposTherapy treatment to someone they know.
86% Reduction in pain
86% of AposTherapy patients report a reduction in knee pain
Following surgery to remove cartilage I was still getting pain in my knee. One of the team at Balanced suggested APOS therapy and on investigation I discovered that my private medical insurance with Bupa would cover the cost. The treatment has been very effective and all my gait measurements have improved significantly. Wearing the boots which initially feels quite strange, has just become routine. I wear them most days but especially after a long walk or hard game of tennis. I would thoroughly recommend APOS therapy at Balanced.
I have spinal stenosis and was on the waiting list for back surgery. One of the Balanced team suggested AposTherapy. I must admit I could not understand how a pair of boots with adjustable pods could help, but the results have been amazing. I now go for long walks and surgery is no longer required.
Your first step is to book a no obligation, free inital assessment. This will allow you to be assessed by a physiotherapist trained in AposTherapy®. Your gait will be analysed on the laser optogait to look for any abnormalities and you will be allowed to try the device to see if it is the correct course of action to take.
To book a FREE consultation call: 0131 315 3105
Who is Apostherapy for?
Apostherapy is designed to treat longer standing problems in the main weight bearing joints - that is the ankle, knee, hip and lower back. It is most suitable for those who have exhausted all other treatment options such as medication, Physiotherapy, Podiatry etc. Or perhaps you have tried these options but only had limited relief. Many patients embarking on the treatment programme are trying to avoid or delay surgical interventions.
Conditions we treat regularly Include:
- Osteoarthritis- ankle, knee, hip, back
- Ligament injuries to the knee and ankle
- Lower limb fractures
- Rehabilitation before or after replacement surgery
- Low Back Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
- Sports Injury rehabilitation
Unfortunately not all patients are suitable for Apostherapy and patients who have fallen regularly; have Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupos; have severe Osteoporosis; or are over 83 are unlikely to be suitable. For this reason the initial consultation is always free of charge to allow us to assess your suitability for treatment. If you would like to discuss your condition with us please call on 0131 315 3105.
Initially a FREE of charge, no obligation, initial consultation is booked, this takes around 90 minutes and can be booked by calling Balanced on 0131 315 3105, option 2.
At initial assessment we evaluate your pain levels, stiffness and quality of life by using questionnaires and a Computerised Gait Analysis measures your walking speed, step length and the amount of time spent on each leg. A full Physiotherapy assessment of your ankle, knee, hip and lower back will also be performed to assess for range of motion and muscle strength. Using these results we will then determine your suitability for treatment. If you are suitable the Physiotherapist will discuss exactly how Apostherapy could be used to help your condition.
Personalised Calibration of Device
A device will be calibrated to meet your specific needs. If you suffer with pain when walking a short distance you are likely to feel an immediate benefit once the calibration is set for you. The Physiotherapist may try different configurations in order to get the optimum result.
Should you decide to begin an Apostherapy treatment package, the Physiotherapist will provide you with a personally tailored treatment programme and will discuss safe use. Your next appointment will then be booked approximately 4 weeks later.
Treatment blends into your daily life and requires wearing the device for just an hour or 2 a day at home or in work. You should wear the device doing day to day activities including standing, walking short distances and sitting to rest between bursts of activity. While wearing the device your body will adopt the correct movement patterns, thus relieving pressure on your affected area.
The Treatment Package
An initial treatment package includes the initial consultation and 5 follow ups spread throughout the year. You can contact your Physiotherapist between appointments to discuss any concerns you may have.
At each follow up the questionnaires and gait analysis are repeated and the results compared to previous appointments. The Physiotherapist will discuss your treatment programme, current symptoms and if necessary, adjust the calibration of your device.
As you progress with treatment and your symptoms improve, the device can be made more challenging by increasing the convexity of the pertupods. Time wearing the device can also be adjusted to ensure you are getting the most out of your device.
Benefits of APOS Maintenance:
Your device will be replaced if it shows signs of wear and tear.
Your Apos therapist can adjust your calibration to ensure you are getting the most out of the treatment.
Your condition and walking pattern can be monitored for any improvements or deteriorations.
Worn pods and rails can be replaced and screws tightened to ensure the device is safe for ongoing use.
We recommend seeing you a minimum of every 6 months.
Treatment can be covered through private medical insurance. If you are planning on using private health insurance please contact your provider prior to your appointment to confirm that your policy will cover this treatment and receive a pre-authorisation code for AposTherapy treatment. Please note that you may have an excess to pay on your private health insurance.
AposTherapy Treatment Plan Components:
- 1 individually adjusted system
- 12 Months of treatments
- Attending Qualified AposTherapy Certified Physiotherapist
- Personalised treatment programme
- 5 follow up consultations
- Replacement of damaged device components at the follow up consultations
- Adjustment of the device components according to clinical needs at the follow up consultations
- Patient support services
The cost for this full year treatment and support is £2480,00.
It is highly recommended that you continue with a AposTherapy Maintenance Plan, these prices vary starting from £400.
One off appointments cost £250.
View some of our Case Study videos and testimonials below for an overview of AposTherapy