David Hills - Prosthetist

David joined Dorset Orthopaedic in 1998 as a clinical prosthetist at the Ringwood Clinic working with the founder, Bob Watts. Through the past two decades, David has witnessed numerous changes and has been a key figure in the development and expansion of Dorset Orthopaedic.

David, now working on a part-time basis, puts his continued motivation down to knowing that Dorset Orthopaedic is always there for people who have disabilities and those who have gone through life changing events such as spinal injury or amputation. His roll includes clinical care of upper and lower limb amputees, fitting of complex cases, multi-limb loss, paediatrics and the preparation of prosthetic expert witness reports.  

David’s interest in prosthetics and orthotics began when he was just a child, undergoing surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. David would escape the ward and watch as the hand-made orthoses were being created, which inspired him to pursue a similar career.

Outside of work, David is a keen sailor who has sailed around the Kornati Islands in Croatia. Closer to home, he enjoys spending time in the Wiltshire countryside, walking with his wife and their two dogs.