An orthotic can be a game-changer to help manage foot, knee and hip related injury or concerns. An orthotic is a device issued by a Podiatrist to support and change the alignment of the feet. This can help provide relief from discomfort and aid in improving mobility.
An orthotic, also known as orthoses, can be custom-made or an over the counter device to support and improve the overall functions of your walking and running. They are placed inside shoes and may aid in alleviating foot pain and distributing pressure more evenly across the foot and ankle. In addition this will allow time for the tissue or injuries to heal.
These orthotics are tailor-made to suit an individual’s unique foot shape and biomechanics as all feet function differently. They are usually prescribed by a podiatrist or orthopedic specialist after a thorough evaluation. Custom orthotics offer the most accurate level of support and comfort for your foot type. This can help when both feet function differently or a prefabricated device isn’t appropriate.
To ensure an accurate fit, feel and function of your orthotics we take a 3D scan and then select the type of materials needed based on:
We use one of Melbourne’s premier orthotic laboratories Footwork, conveniently located near Parkdale, to ensure the highest quality for our clients.
Semi-custom orthotics are made from a tracing of your foot so our orthotics lab can match get a specific width and length. Then the Podiatrist will choose the closest fit to your foot. These orthotics can then be modified further to increase to get the best possible result for your feet.
Prefabricated orthotics are a generic size, shape and level of correction that we can fit on the spot at an appointment. This can be great for a short to medium term option depending on your pain and symptoms. We have them ready to go at the clinic if needed for our clients.
Custom made cycling orthotics are designed to maximise power transfer during your pedal stroke whilst improving your lower limb alignment. They are designed to be ultra-thin and lightweight, moisture resistant covers, custom fit and design.
They can reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries, whilst maximising power output, speed and performance.
Our manufacturer Footwork work with professional cyclists and triathletes meaning they are at the forefront of optimal performance and giving everyone those extra 1%ers.
Our Podiatrists have a background in triathlon and cycling, not only do they prescribe them but they also use them everyday in their own training.
If you have had persistent pain or discomfort, book an appointment with one of our friendly Podiatrists who will assess your foot mechanics, footwear and injury to recommend the appropriate management plan. If required they will determine whether an orthotic or which type of orthotic is needed.
Depending on your private health insurance all orthotics can be claimed at your appointment.
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