The Stephen Kite Practice - BSc Podiatric Medicine (Est: 1987)
Founder and Clinical Director
Mr Stephen Kite BSc (Podiatric Medicine) University of Sunderland, MChS, DipPodMed,
HCPC Registered Podiatrist & Podiatrist Expert Witness
Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists
Mr Kite qualified in 1986 and began practising Podiatric Medicine in 1987. His first practice was based in Torquay, Devon where he built up a very busy private practice within a short time. He is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Stephen Kite Practice, Dorset, United Kingdom.
In over 25 years of private practice experience and expertise he has treated many from the world of show business & sports. Mr Kite is an Expert Witness in Podiatric Medicine and a contributor to National Press and He holds a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, a Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine from New College (Durham), and The University of Sunderland, England. He has a Certificate of Local Anaesthesia and Nail Surgery for Podiatrists from Glasgow Caledonian University (Department of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery). As well as General Podiatric medical matters he prescribes fully functional prescription orthotics that can help realign and improve the alignment of the body naturally, and can often solve the problems that can occur as a result of an abnormal walking gait. The Greek word "Gait" means the mannerism of walking, “Orthotic” comes from the Greek word meaning straight".
Prescription Orthotics help to hold the foot in a more “neutral” straightened position and are specific to the needs of each individual patient helping to prevent abnormal wear and tear and avoiding drastic foot surgery and it's possible complications. The rolling over of the foot and excess pronation can cause the lower leg to rotate internally, potentially causing heel pain, ankle, knee, hip and lower back problems caused by faulty foot mechanics.
Orthotics change the weight distribution away from stressed parts of the lower extremities and support it's structures with the purpose of restoring a normal gait and the natural foot and leg movements. The Stephen Kite Practice insoles are manufactured using the very latest materials and techniques and are hand crafted in the UK by a highly skilled laboratory who work directly with us to give you an accurate, comfortable and stylish device.
Mr Kite is sought after as an expert witness in lower limb injuries and gait analysis, having written comprehensive reports for Medico-legal cases. He specializes and undertakes regular Medico-Legal work and Podiatry Expert Medico-Legal reporting & expert testimony combining both Forensic Cases and Podiatric Expert Witness work providing Medico-Legal reports for personal injury and clinical negligence relating to the foot, ankle and lower limb conditions and the functional problems of the lower extremity after injury,
misdiagnosis or surgery. Expert instructions are received from both Claimant and Defendant lawyers and as a single joint expert.
Forensic Podiatry is a new and exciting science whereby the Foot Impression, Gait Analysis, and Footprint Evidence can be used to identify or eliminate suspects. Mr Kite has been instrumental in identifying suspects from CCTV footage for the defense in Criminal Cases on a number of occassions using Gait Analysis; he is one of only a small group of Forensic Podiatrists Worldwide who has used this new method of identification. He has been asked to provide and review evidence for the defense involving The Health & Care Professions Council, (HPCP) - the regulatory body for Podiatrists in the UK. Mr Kite has acted as the Expert to a major National Health Service Health Board and has been invited to talk about and demonstrate Forensic Podiatry methods on BBC1 TV.
Our visiting Practice covers the following areas: Bournemouth, Boscombe, Southbourne, Poole, Parkstone, Christchurch, Blandford, Broadstone, New Milton, Wimborne, Sturminster Marshall, Sturminster Newton, Stourpaine, Shillingstone, Merley, Fordingbridge, Ringwood, Highcliffe, Lilliput, Westbourne, Alum Chine, Branksome Chine, New Forest, Ferndown, West Moors, Verwood, Corfe Mullen, Wareham, Bere Regis, Sandbanks, Dorchester, Swanage, Mere, Warminster, Gillingham, Shaftesbury.
Professional Memberships include:
Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Number 30134 , Health & Care Professions Council Number CH18754 , Member of APIL registers of expert witnesses APIL registers of expert witnesses , Expert witness list of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists.
"The structures of your feet and how you stand and walk on them are the foundations of your body"