About

    ACE Feet in Motion was established to provide biomechanical gait assessment using state of the art pressure plate technology. Through years of reliable, honest consultation we have built a solid reputation and have established links with the biggest sporting organisations in Wales.

    Currently being the official supplier of Podiatry services to the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff City Football Club, Disability Sports Wales and Welsh Athletics.

    ACE also manufacture orthoses, making a large range of high quality functional foot orthoses. We are currently supplying the NHS, Ministry of Defence and a large selection of Podiatrists, Orthotist’s, Chiropractors and other healthcare professionals. 

    The team at ACE are always looking to create solid relationships, whether you are a patient or a health care provider.

    Our experienced clinicians are covered by a number of insurance companies. To find out if your healthcare provider will cover you for your assessment please contact us and we will instruct you on how to proceed.

    History

    In 2001, ACE Feet in Motion was established to provide biomechanical gait analysis at the highest level. The Owner Bob Cooper established ACE when he saw a gap in the market for a Podiatry company that specialised solely in Biomechanics. Since then ACE has grown and is now a company employing more than 25 staff.

    ACE quickly established itself in Wales as an honest, reliable company and has since grown in reputation, currently being official suppliers of podiatry to some of the U.K’s top sports clubs. We have also worked very closely with many of the regional rugby teams, Premier League football clubs and top level sporting establishments in Wales and England.

    As the clinical arm to the business grew, there became more demand for manufacturing, initially to cover the needs of the clinic. With the help of our podiatrists and orthotists, we decided to make our own modular range of orthoses. The Feet in Motion insoles (better known as FiMs) were born and very quickly became an excellent device used by our podiatrist and orthotists, as well as many other healthcare professionals. For the more complex foot, the use of CADCAM (computer aided design computer aided manufacture) is used. This allows us to create a fully bespoke insole to cater for any foot type in any number of different materials. 

    Due to the success of the FiM’s and at the request of our orthotists, ACE was asked to look at a new range of insoles for children. The Paediatric FiM was born and has very quickly become the insole of choice for clinicians working with children across the UK. The success of these devices continues to amaze us and we are now looking into the possibility of exporting them across Europe. 

    Official supplier

    Since 2001 we have worked very hard to build our reputation. Once we had established ourselves as specialists within our area of expertise we started to build relationships with the leading sporting organisations in Wales. We are extremely proud to call ourselves the Official Supplier of Podiatry Services to the following organisations.

    • Welsh Rugby Union

      We are very proud to be the official supplier of Podiatry to the WRU. We currently work with all of the teams under the WRU label including the men’s and women’s national team, the Welsh 7’s and the Under 21’s. Keep an eye out for our advertising board at the Principality Stadium.

    • Cardiff City Football Club

      For the past 6 years we have been honored to call ourselves the official podiatrists to our home city’s football team. Our duties with CCFC include all podiatry needs for the senior team and academy teams including any biomechanical and footwear adaptive needs.

    • Welsh Athletics

      We have recently become the official podiatrists to Welsh Athletics within Sports Wales. This covers all aspects of podiatry including biomechanics, research and development (such as developing the splats) and any footwear adaptive needs of the top 20 funded athletes in Wales.

    • Disability Sports Wales

      We are proud suppliers to Disability Sports Wales and have had a solid partnership with them for over 10 years. We are honored to have worked with many of their athletes over this period of time and look forward to our continued relationship in the future.

    Meet the team

    Clincial team

    All of our clinicians are HCPC registered and have undertaken further training in the areas of biomechanical gait analysis.

    Tom Cooper

    Clinical Director

    Gareth Bowen

    Senior Podiatrist

    Stuart Rees

    Consultant Orthotist

    Victoria Western

    Clinical Coordinator

    Fitting Technicians

    We have a team of fitting technicians who work within the manufacturing team, creating and developing orthoses on a daily basis. The fitting team will work closely with you if an orthotic is needed to ensure the ultimate fit within your footwear.

    Emilio Lewis

    Ian Drew

    Tim Good

    Shop team

    ACE also has a footwear center which specialises in sports and comfort footwear. Our shop staff are trained to the highest standard, whether your needs are sporty or for comfort.

    Rita Davies

    Footwear Centre Manager

    Gail Morgan

    Footwear Assistant

    Jessica Munro

    Footwear Assistant

    Sarah Edgeworth

    Footwear Assistant

    Management Team

    Bob Cooper

    Managing Director

    Paul Cooper

    General Manager

    Testimonials

    “Ace Feet in Motion have been, and continue to be a valuable partner to my medical team at Welsh Athletics.  We frequently use their assessment services to help our supported athletes, whether it be their gait analysis, orthoses or footwear modification service, we work closely to optimise both athlete heath and mechanics. Their friendly customer service and extensive knowledge of sports injuries, make them an ideal partner as we look towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.”

    Adam Rattenbury

    Lead Performance Physiotherapist, Welsh Athletics

     

    "I’m extremely grateful for the support I have received from ACE Feet in Motion over the years and I can’t recommend them enough."

     

    Aled Davies

    Paralympic Gold Medallist

    “I have been competing for over 20 years and have been visiting ACE for the past 3 years after picking up an injury. I was very impressed with the team and have become reliant on my orthoses to remain injury free. I have recommended many of my clients to ACE and the feedback received is always great. The proof of your expertise has always been in the results you manage to achieve” 

    Learn more about Angela here: www.run-wild.co.uk

    Angela Jones

    International Athlete and Personal Trainer

    "Ace Feet in Motion’s services are extremely valuable to the Wales Men’s National Team. Their professionalism and knowledge in foot orthoses benefit our players greatly, and we value the service and expertise they provide to us as a team.

    We regular refer players to Ace and trust their decisions in the best product for each individual."

    Dr Geoff Davies

    WRU and Consultant Sport Physician

     

    “I have always found ACE very professional and their knowledge of my specific needs second to none. Thanks for your continued help and support”

     

    Ian Gough

    Former WRU and Ospreys Rugby Player

    “ACE Feet in Motion were excellent, they were able to use their pressure plates to assess me when I was running and were able to make my insoles on the same day. It’s fantastic to have a service like this so close to my home town. The staff in the footwear center were also very helpful and were able to advise me on the correct trainers. The overall service has been a huge help keeping me training as comfortably as possible”

    Lee Selby

    IBF World Featherweight Champion

    “Since first coming to ACE in April 2008, I have been incredibly grateful for all your expertise, which has kept me on the road for this long. Your professionalism and attention to detail has been second to none and I have referred loads of people to your service. I have incredibly fond memories of making the promotional DVD with you in 2009”

    Marathons Run: 80

    Sub 2:30 Marathons: 40

    Mick McGeogh

    Veteran Marathon Runner

    "With serious spinal injury and the residual neurological implications I found walking difficult. Being introduced to ACE feet in motion and having custom orthotics, which I wear every day, all day, has changed my quality of life beyond description. From being unable to walk properly or negotiate stairs safely I have become an ultra-runner. I ran close to 3000 miles last year including multiple non-stop 24 HR races and a 103 mile off road non-stop event. I simply could not have done this without ACE".

    Paddy Maloney

    Ultra-Runner

    "As a distance runner staying injury free is critical for performing well. I have been working with ACE over the last five years and they have become an essential part of my support team, enabling me to train and compete to the best of my ability.

    Their understanding of the demands of my sport is remarkable and as a result they are highly supportive of my needs. ACE’s help and support have been so important to me as an athlete and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them"

    Rhian Jinny-Jones

    Competitive Runner

    "Ace Feet in Motion have been providing myself with foot orthoses for several years now. The orthoses are essential in my day to day movement and are designed specially to fit my boots. The speed in which the team cater to my needs is extremely important and vital to my playing career. Their help and advice in foot orthotics is greatly respected."

    Rhys Webb

    Wales and Lions Rugby Player

    “The team at ACE were instrumental towards the end of my rugby career in allowing me to continue playing with no discomfort in my foot. The combination of custom made insoles and adapted boots meant that no games had to be sacrificed due to my foot problem. ACE have continued to support me as I transition away from Rugby into new challenges and I am very grateful for all of their help and support”

    Ryan Jones

    Former Wales Captain and Lions Rugby Player

    "Ace Feet in Motion have been a great help during my career. As an athlete who has had previous Achilles tendon problems, Ace Feet in Motion have provided valuable modifications to my footwear enabling me to continue training.”

    Sally Peake

    Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Pole Vault

    “ACE were extremely helpful with my recovery. They worked very closely with the medical team at the Blues and were able to produce custom made insoles very quickly. The combination of knowledge, efficiency and communication with the medical staff got me back on the pitch quicker than I expected”

    Tom James

    Wales and Cardiff Blues Rugby Player

    “Ace Feet in Motion have been, and continue to be a valuable partner to my medical team at Welsh Athletics.  We frequently use their assessment services to help our supported athletes, whether it be their gait analysis, orthoses or footwear modification service, we work closely to optimise both athlete heath and mechanics. Their friendly customer service and extensive knowledge of sports injuries, make them an ideal partner as we look towards the 2018 Commonwealth Games and beyond.”

    Adam Rattenbury

    Lead Performance Physiotherapist, Welsh Athletics

     

    "I’m extremely grateful for the support I have received from ACE Feet in Motion over the years and I can’t recommend them enough."

     

    Aled Davies

    Paralympic Gold Medallist

    “I have been competing for over 20 years and have been visiting ACE for the past 3 years after picking up an injury. I was very impressed with the team and have become reliant on my orthoses to remain injury free. I have recommended many of my clients to ACE and the feedback received is always great. The proof of your expertise has always been in the results you manage to achieve” 

    Learn more about Angela here: www.run-wild.co.uk

    Angela Jones

    International Athlete and Personal Trainer

    "Ace Feet in Motion’s services are extremely valuable to the Wales Men’s National Team. Their professionalism and knowledge in foot orthoses benefit our players greatly, and we value the service and expertise they provide to us as a team.

    We regular refer players to Ace and trust their decisions in the best product for each individual."

    Dr Geoff Davies

    WRU and Consultant Sport Physician

     

    “I have always found ACE very professional and their knowledge of my specific needs second to none. Thanks for your continued help and support”

     

    Ian Gough

    Former WRU and Ospreys Rugby Player

    “ACE Feet in Motion were excellent, they were able to use their pressure plates to assess me when I was running and were able to make my insoles on the same day. It’s fantastic to have a service like this so close to my home town. The staff in the footwear center were also very helpful and were able to advise me on the correct trainers. The overall service has been a huge help keeping me training as comfortably as possible”

    Lee Selby

    IBF World Featherweight Champion

    “Since first coming to ACE in April 2008, I have been incredibly grateful for all your expertise, which has kept me on the road for this long. Your professionalism and attention to detail has been second to none and I have referred loads of people to your service. I have incredibly fond memories of making the promotional DVD with you in 2009”

    Marathons Run: 80

    Sub 2:30 Marathons: 40

    Mick McGeogh

    Veteran Marathon Runner

    "With serious spinal injury and the residual neurological implications I found walking difficult. Being introduced to ACE feet in motion and having custom orthotics, which I wear every day, all day, has changed my quality of life beyond description. From being unable to walk properly or negotiate stairs safely I have become an ultra-runner. I ran close to 3000 miles last year including multiple non-stop 24 HR races and a 103 mile off road non-stop event. I simply could not have done this without ACE".

    Paddy Maloney

    Ultra-Runner

    "As a distance runner staying injury free is critical for performing well. I have been working with ACE over the last five years and they have become an essential part of my support team, enabling me to train and compete to the best of my ability.

    Their understanding of the demands of my sport is remarkable and as a result they are highly supportive of my needs. ACE’s help and support have been so important to me as an athlete and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending them"

    Rhian Jinny-Jones

    Competitive Runner

    "Ace Feet in Motion have been providing myself with foot orthoses for several years now. The orthoses are essential in my day to day movement and are designed specially to fit my boots. The speed in which the team cater to my needs is extremely important and vital to my playing career. Their help and advice in foot orthotics is greatly respected."

    Rhys Webb

    Wales and Lions Rugby Player

    “The team at ACE were instrumental towards the end of my rugby career in allowing me to continue playing with no discomfort in my foot. The combination of custom made insoles and adapted boots meant that no games had to be sacrificed due to my foot problem. ACE have continued to support me as I transition away from Rugby into new challenges and I am very grateful for all of their help and support”

    Ryan Jones

    Former Wales Captain and Lions Rugby Player

    "Ace Feet in Motion have been a great help during my career. As an athlete who has had previous Achilles tendon problems, Ace Feet in Motion have provided valuable modifications to my footwear enabling me to continue training.”

    Sally Peake

    Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Pole Vault

    “ACE were extremely helpful with my recovery. They worked very closely with the medical team at the Blues and were able to produce custom made insoles very quickly. The combination of knowledge, efficiency and communication with the medical staff got me back on the pitch quicker than I expected”

    Tom James

    Wales and Cardiff Blues Rugby Player