Dr Lepistö trained in Finland and spent 15 years working in Finland’s most famous orthopaedic hospitals including ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital, Invalid Foundation, Helsinki and COXA Oy, Hospital for Joint Replacement, Tampere.
A specialist in periacetabular osteotomy, a technically demanding re-orientation of the hip, often used for treating hip dysplasia, Dr Lepistö spent many years in the demanding specialist orthopaedic unit in Helsinki, fixing those others couldn’t fix.
For the last 5 years he has worked in private practice in both Finland and Spain which has allowed him to focus on a more individually tailored treatment program, using the patient centred philosophy of Functional Medicine, a key factor in helping patients reach their goals.
Functional Medicine was developed in the USA and is a philosophy and outlook that addresses the underlying causes of disease, looking for the root problems as well as focusing on the relationship between patient and doctor.
Focuses on the whole person – as we’ve said time and again you cannot treat a knee in isolation – you must also include and assess the joints connected to it, the ankle, hip, lower back and the other leg! Otherwise you might simply be treating the symptom without addressing the real problem.
More than a scan – while Dr Lepistö appreciates, and can arrange if required, X-rays and MRI scans, he will also assess YOU, the real live human standing in front of him. Critical to understanding the core issues.
Relationship between Doctor and Patient – during your consultation with Dr Lepistö you will have his undivided attention for as long as you need. In fact, it is so important to him that he focuses solely on you that he has his practice nurse sit in to take notes.
Before and after surgery – a common complaint is that people see a surgeon, are immediately scheduled for surgery and then . . . . no support after surgery. Dr Lepistö takes a different view. Surgery is hard on the body, and sometimes there are things we can do prior to surgery to get the best outcome. And rehabilitation and support afterwards are critical to getting the best recovery. Based at Bodyworks you will have access to the best rehabilitation consultant on the coast, Estelle Mitchell to work with Dr Lepisto, ensuring your swift and complete recovery.