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"The structure of your feet and how you stand and walk on them are the foundations of your body - "

Founder and Clinical Director
Mr Stephen Kite BSc (Podiatric Medicine) University of Sunderland, MChS, DipPodMed,
HCPC Registered Podiatrist and Podiatrist Expert Witness
Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists

About - The Stephen Kite Practice

Mr Stephen 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 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 and sports. Mr Kite is an expert Witness in Podiatric Medicine and a contributor to National Press and holds a Diploma in Podiatric Medicine, a Bachelors of Science degree in Podiatric Medicine from New College (Durham), and The University of Sunderland, England and is qualified in the adminstration of Local Anaesthesia and Nail Surgery for Podiatrists from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Prescription Orthotics: The Stephen Kite Practice Orthotics are manufactured at our lab in the UK using the very latest materials ensuring your device is of the highest quality and to help realign and improve the alignment of the body naturally, correcting postural problems and can help solve the problems that can occur as a result of an abnormal walking potentially causing heel, ankle, knee, hip and back problems, subsequently pain, and joint degeneration. The Greek word "Gait" means the mannerisms of walking, "Orthotic" comes from the Greek word meaning straight. Prescription orthotics change the weight distribution away from stressed parts of the lower extremity and off load pressure away from weakened structures that support the foot with the purpose of restoring a normal gait and a natural foot and leg movements thus alleviating pain symptoms and hold the foot in a neutral and straightened, corrected and comfortable position and are specific to the needs of each individual patient, helping to prevent abnormal wear and tear and thus avoiding drastic foot, knee or hip surgery in the future and all its possible complications.

Forensic Podiatry Services: Stephen Kite undertakes a range of regular Medico-Legal work and Podiatry Medico-Legal reporting combining both Forensic Cases and Podiatric Expert Witness work from UK and abroad. He has been involved in identifying suspects from CCTV footage for the defense in Criminal Cases using Gait Analysis and is one of only a small group of Forensic Podiatrists Worldwide who have used this new method of identification of suspects. He has also been asked to provide and review evidence for the defense involving The Health & Care Professions Council, (the regulatory body for Podiatrists in the UK), and has acted as the Expert to National Health Service Health Boards and has assisted in cases of NHS Whistleblowing. His expert evidence been instrumental in some very complex medico-legal cases and he has been invited to talk about and demonstrate Forensic Podiatry methods on BBC1 TV.

Podiatry: Our private practice cover 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: Member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists Number 30134, Health & Care Professions Council Number CH18754, Member of APIL registers of expert witnesses (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Expert Witness), The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists Expert Witness list Member.

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