Making the Leap

About our Orthotist, Gary Gordon

Mr Gordon is a consultant orthotist working in both private practice and the NHS with over 25 years’ experience in orthotic practice. In his previous post as Director of Orthotics at a large specialist orthopaedic hospital, he worked closely for over 12 years with the world renowned Orthotic and Locomotor Assessment Unit (ORLAU) - one of the countries most sophisticated gait laboratories - interpreting complex data to aid in the surgical and orthotic management of patients with neuromuscular disorders. Gary is able to provide a full range of orthotic treatment; sports orthotics (particular expertise in assessing and fitting knee braces for skiing and ski boot orthotics) , gait analysis, foot and ankle orthotics, neuromuscular gait disorders, deformational plagiocephaly, joint contracture management and paediatric orthotics, with his specialist field being the orthotic management of patients with musculoskeletal pathologies, trauma and disabilities. Gary is also able to provide both expert witness opinion and full report (including video gait analysis and plantar pressure measurement) for all of these clinical areas.


Why choose Gary as your Orthotist?

  • Access to an independent Orthotic clinical service
  • 12 years at the world famous ORLAU as part of a multi-disciplinary team and working extensively with Professor John Patrick
  • Gary is dual qualified in that he originally trained and worked as a Prosthetist (a person who fits artificial limbs) which gives him a unique background in that he has extensively studied and analysed gait from both a theoretical and a clinical viewpoint
  • Efficient and cost-effective provision of all types of orthoses; Off-the-shelf, custom made, dress and sports specialities in a professional and personable manner
  • Up-to-the-minute technology; Digital 3-D laser scanner, Plantar Pressure Measurement and 3-D Gait Analysis system

About our practice manager, Susan Shaw

Susan Shaw is also a qualified prosthetist/orthotist and has worked in both the NHS and private practice as a prosthetist. After completing her MBA she was for 15 years the Director of the Murray Foundation – a support and counselling service for those affected by limb loss or absence. Since leaving the Foundation she has undertaken a number of consultancy projects related to rehabilitation and the allied health professions.