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

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

About Us

Founder and Clinical Director: 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 Podiatry private practice within a short time. He is founder 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. He prescribes fully functional Orthotics which straighten the foot into a better position and preventing painful foot and lower extremity problems.

Stephen Kite is an Expert Witness in Podiatry and Podiatric Medicine and a contributor to National Press. He 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 from Glasgow Caledonian University in Local Anaesthesia and Nail Surgery.

Expert Witness: Stephen Kite has many years experience as an Expert Witness in Podiatry Medico-Legal cases involving Forensic, Podiatry Expert Witness, Personal injury, Medical negligence and Malpractice and has Bond Solon training in Civil Procedure Rules.

He has been involved in identifying suspects from CCTV footage for the defence and the prosecution in Criminal Cases using Gait Analysis and is one of only a small group of Forensic Podiatrists Worldwide who have used this method of identification or elimination of suspects.

He has provided and reviewed evidence for the defence involving The Health & Care Professions Council, (the regulatory body for Podiatrists in the UK), and he has acted as the Expert to National Health Service Health Boards and been asked to assist in cases of NHS Whistleblowing allegations. 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.

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. Orthotics realign and improve the alignment of the body naturally, correcting postural problems and help solve the problems that can occur as a result of an abnormal walking, potentially causing heel, ankle, knee, hip, back, 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 restoring normal gait and hold the foot in a more neutral and straightened, corrected and comfortable position specific to the needs of individual patients, and helping to prevent abnormal wear and tear of the joints.

Podiatry: Our private practices 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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