- May 6, 2016
- Posted by: Active Foot Care Podiatry
Orthotics are podiatrist medical devices placed into your footwear designed specifically to improve foot function and lower leg mechanics. They work by restoring and supporting the foot’s normal arch and alignment.
Orthotic therapy is one of our services we offer for people who may display biomechanical faults in their walking or running. These include:
- Excess pronation
- Over supination
- Ankle instability
- Pelvic tilt
- Leg length discrepancies
- Unusual walking/running patterns
TYPES OF ORTHOTICS
Our Active Foot Care podiatrist can prescribe many different types of orthotics depending on your needs and budget. These include:
- Pressure relief
CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS
Custom-made orthotics are best prescribed by qualified podiatrists following thorough assessment and gait analysis. They are tailored to your needs and prescribed to treat and prevent a number of lower leg and foot problems. Custom-made orthotics can be made out of a range of materials (rigid or soft) and designs (thick or thin) to suit any foot and footwear requirement. Because they are custom-made to your feet, no matter what the material, if the orthotics are prescribed right they should be comfortable.
Our podiatrists have many years of training and experience with prescribing custom – made orthotics for children, adults, seniors and sports. They follow strict guidelines to ensure your orthotics are prescribed accurately. They will guide you through the whole process at our Active Foot Care Podiatry from the initial assessment and gait analysis, to the casting, orthotic prescription, fitting and review.
WHY SEE A PODIATRIST FOR ORTHOTIC THERAPY?
There are a number of reasons why you should see a podiatrist for orthotic therapy. Our podiatrists at the Active Foot Care are university trained in all aspects of orthotic therapy from biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to manufacture. That makes podiatrists foot and lower limb specialists.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics work by improving foot function and posture. They can help eliminate pain from activities involving prolonged periods of standing, walking or running. Children, adults, seniors, and even work professions (i.e. nurses, postal workers, process workers …etc.) can all benefit from orthotics. Our Active Foot Care podiatrists can assess your gait and advise you if your feet will benefit. At the Active Foot Care Podiatry we have a special interest in sports podiatry. They can tailor make an orthotic to a particular sport and regularly fit inserts into sports shoes. Our sports focused podiatrists believe that custom-made orthotics can help improve performance, alleviate pain and prevent injury.
Next Steps – Give us a call to sort out your Orthotics on 0497 228 483