Consultant at PODO Orthotics & Biomechanics
A keen sportsman and former Rugby player for the RACING CLUB DE FRANCE, Christophe Champs got his drive and passion for Podiatry & Biomechanics at an early age while experiencing the benefits of orthotics on his own body and performances.
After graduating at the INSTITUT NATIONAL DE PODOLOGIE (75016 Paris), Christophe lived and worked in Paris, Toronto, Dubai, Monaco, London and in the Maldives where he gained experience in medical pedicures using the Bastien Gonzalez method and designed insoles for 5 stars hotel (BGA insoles).
Christophe also worked for 7 years at DECATHLON and trained 9 of their stores about the technicalities of Running gear and footwear for brands including NIKE, ADIDAS, ASICS, MIZUNO, NEW BALANCE and house brand KALENJI.
Utilising those experiences in R&D to treat his patients, Christophe believes orthotics, shoes and lacing methods play a big part of the puzzle when solving any mechanical body pain, referring to other therapists when necessary.
Based in London since 2016, Christophe founded PODO to make his profession accessible and affordable with PODO insoles & PODO insoles 2.0, previously available in fitness studios. Besides, Christophe was developing an existing clinic near Oxford Circus, offering a different method in the capital, by making the orthotics during a 90 minutes appointment.
In April 2021, Christophe opened a brand-new CLINIC & WORKSHOP on Mortimer Street, taking PODO and its ambassador to the next level, bringing in his expertise and experience, updating all the equipment and upgrading the software acquisition with GAIT & MOTION TECHNOLOGY, while the orthotics are still made on the same day and ready to wear at the end of the 90 minutes appointment.
28 Mortimer St
Following the Covid Pandemic, Christophe joined PODO on a full-time basis to support and reinforce the brand by bringing his expertise and building a strong team of ambassadors to spread the word on the importance of good foundation and show the true potential of fully custom-made orthotics.
Christophe founded PODO and created PODO insoles & PODO insoles 2.0 (2018) previously available in fitness studios to make his profession accessible and affordable.
Besides Christophe was developing an existing clinic on Great Portland street and a trusted network in central London.
Back in Europe, Christophe opened for Bastien Gonzalez a brand-new studio within the
Metropole Hotel, Monte-Carlo.
The success and press around those two years helped Christophe to close this venture and fly back to a bigger city and his favourite capital: London.
During those 6 months at the One&Only Reethi Rah Hotel, Christophe worked alongside very unique talents (colleagues and visiting practitioners) who taught him the most holistic approaches in health care.
A life changing experience while taking care of celebrities' feet and enjoying the Pacific Ocean.
Following a meeting with Bastien Gonzalez in NYC, Christophe joined the Foot Virtuoso to manage one of his prestigious Pedi:Mani:Cure Studio within the One&Only Royal Mirage.
Besides, Christophe developed for Bastien his new brand and very first BGA Insoles to be distributed around the world the following year.
Following numerous clinical experiences in Paris, Christophe moved to Canada to understand the difference between the European Podology and the North-American Podiatry.
Discovering the Merisman assessment and perfecting his English to access the most recent studies in his field.
Graduated at the Institut National de Podologie to deliver medical skin and nails treatment, biomechanical assessment, diagnosis, prescription and crafting of custom moulding orthotics.
Christophe has also been certified Regional Retail Trainer for Decathlon - Running department of 9 stores in France.
Go further with your orthotics
Orthotics are only one piece of the puzzle in helping your body work better.
Below you will find a wealth of information that has been helping patients around the world get the ‘big picture’.
The following resources (articles, videos and tutorials) do not just strive to give out the right advice, they also set the record straight on common misconceptions.