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Mrs. Heidi McCarthy

Orthotist

Cardiff

Fees

£55.00 for initial consultation + 1 follow up

Profile

Originally from Norway, Heidi graduated with a BSc Honours degree in prosthetics and orthotics from Strathclyde University in 1998, and since then has worked as an Orthotist in Norway and the UK. She also holds a BSc first class honours degree in Health, Exercise & Sport Science from University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).
Heidi was a keen rugby player, and has played for local club teams, as well as gaining international honours with Wales students and Norway.

Specialities

  • Biomechanics
  • Gait Analysis and Foot Orthoses
  • Kinesio Taping and Dynamic Compression Orthoses (Lycra)
  • Oped Specialist

Qualifications

  • BSc Honours Degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • BSc First Class Honours Degree in Health, Exercise and Sports Science.

Recent Articles

Why everyone should own at least one pair of trainers.

My patients often ask me what kind of shoes they should wear. Invariably, the answer is a fasten up shoe with a low to moderate heel, a sturdy, deep heel counter and a sturdy sole.

Kinesio taping for children

You've probably seen the strips of multi-coloured tape on athletes, but did you know Kinesio taping can be used for children, too? It is more popular in the USA, but is gaining popularity in the UK, too.