Orthotics

WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS
HOW DO THEY WORK?


Prescription orthotics are inserts for shoes that help to restore and  improve foot and lower leg function by helping to correct poor posture and arch support. Good posture helps you to sustain an active lifestyle - and good body posture needs correct alignment of feet, knees, hip and back. 

If you are suffer any level of discomfort in walking or exercising, call for an assessment today. It is simple, quick and pain free. The results can make a world of difference!

Orthotics are not "just for old people".  They help people who spend all day on their feet (nursing, teaching, shop workers, trades, mothers) or people who suffer from diseases like diabetes, arthritis (etc), joint problems and 
children who are "clumbsy".

 

Soft Orthotic Milling Blocks

Orthotics help to correct the following:
  • over pronation (ankles turned in)
  • pelvic tilt
  • ankle instability
  • instability from different leg length
  • abnormal walking or running patterns
  • lower back and leg pain 


Results of this new, in-clinic technology: 

  • instant comfort and support
  • correct alignment
  • pressure deflection
  • cushioning
  • proactive management for high risk diabetic feet
  • flexible - fit into a range of shoes

     

 

 

 

 

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GETTING ORTHOTICS?

SHOE INSERTS
We operate state-of-the-art technology. No messy plaster and no long waiting time. 

3 STEP PROCESS

1.  Digitiser

Allows us to measure the pressure points on your feet. By standing on a special computerised pin plate, the pressure points on your feet are converted into data that creates the pattern of design for your othrotics.
2.  Gait analysis

Helps us to evaluate a person's manner or style of walking by observing the individual walking naturally in a straight line. This will show whether and how much "realignment" is required in the orthotic prescription.
3.  Milling and Fitting 

The data from the Digitiser is transferred to our orthotic milling machine that automatically cuts and shapes the shoe insert for a perfect fit.

 


 

 


 

WATCH THE MILLING MACHINE AT WORK

 


 

OTHER OTHOTICS

The above shoe inserts are the most common podiatric orthotics.  Some cases required things such as splints, etc etc etc.  These are prescribed by the podiatrist and fitted during the appointment.  If special orthotics need to be ordered, the podiatrist prescribes the orthotic and laisies with the manufacturer in the supply to ensure the patients's specific requirements are met.  We will  arrange an appointment to fit the ordered orthotic as soon as it arrives.

 

 

Phone our Reception staff to discuss an appointment.

02 9568 4573