Orthotics (commonly termed arch supports) are inserts put in the shoe to re-align the foot, taking pressure off certain areas of the foot or to increase comfort.
Do I need an orthotic?
Do you suffer with any of the following?
- Flat Feet/Pes Planus
- High Arch/Pas Cavus
- Pronation – Turning foot inward
- Supination - Turning foot outward
- Back pain
- Hip/Knee/Ankle/Foot pain
- Neck and Shoulder pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Tender Heels
- Heel Spurs
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
What is an Orthotic?
Prescription/Custom Made Orthotics
Functional orthoses are prescribed after a biomechanical assessment and a plaster casting (taking a mould) of the foot. They are made at a laboratory from your podiatrist’s prescription to align the structure of the foot in its most functionally efficient position. The orthotic, moulded from the cast, is designed to stabilize the foot and to prevent it from moving into an unbalanced position while walking or running. Prescription orthotics are usually made of a long lasting material with a shock absorbing covering. Devices last for years and can be modified at any time.