HCi Viocare’s Glasgow clinic is a subsidiary of HCi Viocare. Its founders Sotiris Leontaritis, a highly experienced entrepreneur and Dr Christos Kapatos, a Prosthetics and Orthotics expert and inventor, share a vision to improve people’s wellbeing in the face of a growing and correlated population of the obese, diabetic, amputated and/or movement impaired. To this end, HCi Viocare is establishing a chain of Prosthetic, Orthotic and diabetic foot rehabilitation centres in addition to implementing bioengineering innovations research and development in view of gaining licensing for health and wellness sectors.
This Glasgow clinic, the only private P&O clinic in Scotland, is HCi Viocare’s first. It has evolved from the private practice of Bill Spence CPO, MBAPO, MISPO Certified Prosthetist Orthotist, founder and former chairman of the Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (now BAPO) and former Chief of Research in Blatchford’s Clinical Services. Mr Spence played an integral role in the set-up of the rehabilitation suite and workshop, and hand-picked the P&O team responsible for client care.
The clinic will serve as a key reference point and training centre for the HCi Viocare group of clinics, exporting British and International standards of care to under-served regions in the Mediterranean and Middle East. With a view to ensuring excellent practices and care, the company is supported by Professor Stephan Solomonidis, Bioengineer, F.I.MechE at the University of Strathclyde who, during his longstanding research and academic career has substantially contributed to the P&O International standards. Both Mr Spence and Prof Solomonidis supervised the company’s co-founder Dr Kapatos in obtaining his PhD at the University of Strathclyde, a globally renowned centre of excellence in bio-engineering.