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Mr Chris Cody

Mr Chris Cody

BSc (Hons)

Clinical lead orthotist

Chris Cody is a consultant orthotist and head of regional orthotic services, providing strategic planning and coordination of the adult and children’s regional orthotic services for Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Kings College Hospitals.

Chris specialises in lower limb biomechanics in the treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions in both adults and children, he has a keen interest in healthcare technology and innovation. He has introduced scanning, 3D printed and composite orthotic prescriptions into several areas of practice.

After qualifying with a first class honours from the University of Salford in 2006, Chris undertook rotations across Oxford University Hospitals and at Sophies Minde in Oslo, Norway. He began his career at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford, was clinical lead orthotist at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Roehampton and St George’s University Hospital before taking up his role at Guy’s and St Thomas’ in 2016.

Chris is the lead orthotist at both Bowley Close Regional Specialist Rehabilitation Service and the Post-Polio Orthotic Service through the Lane Fox Unit working closely alongside Dr Simon Shaw, consultant rehabilitation physician.

Special interests

Chris’ expertise includes the orthotic management of foot and ankle pathologies, paediatric orthotic management, orthotic management of musculoskeletal conditions, orthotic management of stroke, cerebral palsy and other neurologically based conditions, orthotic management of polio and post-polio syndrome and adopting the latest healthcare technology: 3D printing and orthotic prescription digital workflow.


  • Biomechanical assessments
  • Gait analysis
  • Functional foot orthoses and insole prescription
  • Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs)
  • Complex knee ankle foot orthoses (KAFOs)
  • Carbon composite orthotic prescription
  • Functional knee bracing
  • General stock and modular orthotic interventions



2006: First class honours degree in Prosthetics and Orthotics, University of Salford

Membership of professional bodies

  • HCPC Registered (No: PO02932)
  • Member of British Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (BAPO)
  • Accredited member of National NHS Orthotic Managers Group (NOMAG)