Kim Pickering - Orthotist
Kim works as an Orthotist at the Ringwood and Egham clinics and has almost 20 years industry experience. Kim loves meeting different clients and spending time listening to them and finding out their needs and goals and takes pride is helping them decide which Orthosis would best suit their lifestyle.
Prior to joining Dorset Orthopaedic, Kim worked for a specialist paediatric Orthotic Company and spent ten years working at Poole Hospital. Living and working so close to the Ringwood clinic for so long has enabled Kim to build up good relationships with both colleagues and patients, some of which she still sees.
Kim enjoys furthering her knowledge with some of the more specialist Orthoses and has been trained and has built up experience with the C Brace, Emag, Myopro and Bioness Go products. She has also help design and produce the new family of SAFO products.
Kim really enjoys working at Dorset Orthopaedic because of the team approach. Working closely with Prosthetists, Physiotherapists and technicians to achieve the best outcome for complex clients.
One of Kim’s recent achievements has been to supply a Myopro to a client who suffered with a Brachial Plexus injury. This was an alternative to having an above elbow amputation. This has allowed function to be restored in his arm with the opening closing of his fingers and flexing and extending of his elbow to enable him to regain his independence.
Kim enjoys keeping fit with visits to the gym, as well as running and cycling to help improve her motivation and energy levels. She’s also a mum to two young children and loves spending time with her family.