Adelaide Podiatry Clinics offer podiatry care and treatment throughout Adelaide including Parkside and surrounding areas.
Orthotic devices can greatly enhance your standard of living whether it be a solution to pain or prevention of future issues. Our Adelaide Podiatrists offer custom orthotics for local Parkside residents.
Research studies have found that 85% of patients who receive orthotic therapy for relevant injuries report an improvement to complete resolution of pain.
Adelaide Podiatry Centre’s orthotics are unique arch supports, custom designed for individual feet utilising the most cutting edge technology.
Advanced Technology Means less costly Orthotics
Our 3D orthotic devices are laser manufactured and there are two benefits from using cutting edge technology over hand-made devices:
- Exceptional accuracy to prescription: +/- 0.5mm (man made are subject to hand-eye error)
- Far less labour costs (laboratory technicians are $40 an hour)
Due to reduced labour costs you will found our more accurate devices are $150 to $300 less than other prescribers. You may qualify for a GAP FREE orthotic pair.
What can orthotics treat?
Orthotics can assist in the treatment of:
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Heel spurs
- Severs disease
- Knee pain
- Shin pain
- Ankle pain or injury
- Forefoot pain
- Lower back pain
- Hip pain
- Flat and High Arched feet
- Children's flat feet
- Sports injuries
Types of Orthotics
We offer a range of different types of orthotics at our podiatry clinics including:
Standard Half Length Orthotics
Half length orthotics where the top cover stops at the end of the orthotic shell - the main part that provides support for your feet. Half length orthotics require less room in the toe box of footwear, allowing flexibility and ease in wearing your orthotics across a range of shoe styles.
Orthotics made specifically for comfortable walking or tailored to a particular sport or activity. Sports orthotics are generaly made softer to prevent blistering, and support-modified dependent on the sport and footwear.
Slim line or dress orthotics are made for more specific shoe types, such as sandals, football boots and cycling shoes, where other styles of orthotics just won’t fit. Due to the fact the orthotics are made digitally we can size them to any width to the nearest millimeter.
Ultra slim orthotics for shoes where regular sized orthotics are impractical or impossible. This style of orthotic has an adhesive base and can be fit into practically any shoe for that extra support. They are recommended for heels and open shoes.
What can I expect from the custom orthotic design process?
Your practitioner will perform a biomechanical assessment of your hips, knees, ankle and feet. This biomechanical assessment is important to make sure that the orthotic prescription is going to meet your body type, feet and your needs. Every person is different and so it is important to look at each person individually.
3D Foot Scan
A 3D laser precision scan of your feet is then done. This takes accurate measurements of your whole foot to make sure the orthotics have the best fit for you. Feet shapes can vary and so it is important to have a customised, personal assessment so that your orthotics give you the best results.
3D CadCam Orthotic Design
Your orthotics are designed from a combination of the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis and the 3d laser scan using the latest CAD cam software. 3D laser scan files are uploaded to a computer where the shape of the orthotic is matched to your feet using highly complex and accurate software. Possibilities are endless in CAD cam software and the orthotics can be designed in many different shapes and materials.
Your custom orthotics are then manufactured by using cutting edge Australian technology and direct milled from various rigid or soft materials. They are designed to fit and colour coordinate your shoes.
Your orthotics are double checked your fitting appointment. In this appointment we will fit the orthotics into your shoes and make sure you are happy and comfortable before you leave. We have a small onsite laboratory so you will not need to come back. Orthotics may take time to adjust to and we will give you instructions to smoothen this transition.
At Adelaide Podiatry Centres, we guarantee our orthotics. If you are unhappy with them in any way, we will adjust them with our in house laboratory until you are.