What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are shoe inserts designed to support, align, or improve the function of the foot. Orthotics fit comfortably inside your shoes. There are many different kinds of orthotics. The Orthotics recommended by your Podiatrist are prescription devices, custom-made to suit your individual needs and biomechanics (the way your body moves).
Who wears Orthotics?
People of all ages with a variety of foot or lower leg problems wear Orthotics. Sportspeople are often prescribed Orthotics by their Podiatrist to help maximise their performance, as well as to address mechanical problems. Anyone suffering from a chronic foot or lower limb conditions, limiting their mobility or independence, may benefit from wearing Orthotics.
When are Orthotics used?
Your Podiatrist may prescribe Orthotics for your particular foot problem after a comprehensive assessment, taking into account your own biomechanics, footwear and occupational and lifestyle factors. Orthotics provide valuable long-term solutions in the treatment and prevention of corns, callous and ulceration by redistributing the pressure of the body's weight on the feet. Orthotics also help with rehabilitation of acute and chronic foot conditions such as, heel pain, tendonosis, recurrent ankle sprain and stress fractures, by providing consistent postural control.
A personalised device
Using 3D scanning technology, we take a digital image of your foot. This is sent to our laboratory with a prescription written by your Podiatrist. The laboratory uses the digital image and prescription to make your customised Orthotics. This is the most efficient and accurate way to make your customised device.