Somerset Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic

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Our Podiatrists


Michael Thompson

Michael graduated in 2001 with an honours degree in Podiatry from Glasgow
Caledonian University. Gaining a position with Selby and York PCT he
developed a great interest in the biomechanical aspect of podiatry and started
to work closely with the specialists within the department developing his skills.

In 2006 Michael moved to Australia to develop and further his biomechanical
knowledge. Taking up positions in both a private practice and in the health
service he learnt and practiced a wide range of skills and techniques,
including video gait analysis. Working within many multi-disciplinary teams he
has regularly worked with the physiotherapists, orthotists and occupational
therapists to provide the most effective treatment.

In 2008 Michael moved back to the UK and joined the North Somerset
Primary Care Team in the role of lead podiatrist in biomechanics, orthotics
and musculoskeletal treatments. While working in North Somerset Michael
has two roles, working for the Podiatry and the Musculoskeletal interface
service. He works closely with the local Orthopedic and Rheumatology
departments which have broadened his knowledge and treatment regimes in
relation to musculoskeletal problems.