Natasha Orchard-Smith has a pretty unusual job; she’s the head coach of Arlesey Town, a semi-pro men’s soccer club in the UK. As of 2018, Natasha was the only female head coach anywhere in the world of British pro or semi-pro soccer.
Natasha’s life in the world of soccer put a lot of stress on her knees. She’s had knee problems and knee injuries since she was 11, and even had knee surgery more than once to correct injuries.
For years, Natasha has put up with a permanent cycle of knee pain. Every time she demonstrated a kick to her players, she paid for it with an uptick of pain that cost her sleepless nights and took days to fade — just in time for her to demonstrate another move and sharpen the pain once more.
Then a friend told her about AposTherapy®. Natasha felt her stride pattern improve almost as soon as she was fitted with AposTherapy® boots, and since then, she wears them for approximately 2 hours as part of her personalised AposTherapy program.
“It’s given me a new lease of life. I can exercise, slowly but surely I’ve been able to build my body again,” says Natasha.
For Natasha, the biggest gift that AposTherapy® has given her is the ability to run the London Marathon (now postponed until October). She had planned to do it in honor of the 30th anniversary of her mother’s death, but says that, “If it wasn’t for AposTherapy, I wouldn’t be considering walking, let alone running, the London marathon.” Thanks to AposTherapy, Natasha can keep on enjoying her job, mark her mother’s memory, and, in her own words, “have a new lease of life.”