What are Orthotics?
Custom Orthotics are devices prescribed specifically for your foot type and worn inside your shoes with the purpose of improving the natural function of the foot.
During a foot assessment at our clinic your therapist will assess your overall foot and lower limb biomechanics helping aid your recovery.
Many common complaints of foot, knee, hip or lower back pain can be caused by faulty foot biomechanics.
The most common form of a poor foot movement pattern is over-pronation, often called “fallen arches” by the general public.
Custom Orthotics address this over-pronation and help align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, improving foot function and reducing strain on structures of the foot and lower limb. In addition, orthotics enable a more even weight distribution, taking pressure off painful spots (e.g. the heels, the ball of the foot, corns in between toes, and bunions).
Regular insoles shop bought insoles mainly provide a cushioning and shock absorption effect. They may feel comfortable at first, however they do not address any biomechanical problems. Some insoles do feature an arch support, however they tend to be mostly made of soft materials which does not alter the biomechanics of the foot.