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Orthotics Eastwood

What are orthotics?  

Orthotics are devices that are designed to provide support, cushioning, and alignment to the feet, ankles, and lower legs. They are commonly used to alleviate foot, ankle, and lower leg pain and to correct structural abnormalities such as flat feet or high arches. Orthotics can also help improve balance and stability and can be used to prevent or treat injuries. 

Orthotics are available in many different forms, including off-the-shelf inserts and custom-made devices that are specifically designed to meet an individual’s unique requirements. They can be made from a variety of materials, including foam, plastic, and metal, and can be worn inside shoes or as a separate device. Podiatrists frequently prescribe them as an effective treatment option for a variety of ailments, such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendonitis. 

Orthotics Eastwood

How Do Orthotics Help? 

Orthotic devices are highly effective in improving your mobility and reducing pain, whether they are used to treat existing issues or prevent future ones. According to research studies, 85% of patients who receive orthotic therapy for relevant injuries report an improvement or complete resolution of pain. 

Adelaide Podiatry Centres offer custom orthotic assessment and prescription to residents of Eastwood and surrounds. 

Individual Orthotic Assessment and Design  

At Adelaide Podiatry Centre, we offer one-of-a-kind arch supports that are custom-made to fit your unique feet using state-of-the-art technology. Our orthotic process and design promise to deliver orthotics that are comfortable, supportive and meet your specific needs!  

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics 

Custom orthotics are specifically designed to cater to the unique shape and requirements of an individual’s feet, offering a personalised and effective solution to foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. Precise measurements and scans of an individual’s feet are taken to create custom orthotics that provide better support, cushioning, and alignment, leading to pain relief and improved mobility. 

Custom orthotics are designed to provide a tailored solution to specific foot and lower leg problems, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or arthritis. By taking accurate measurements and scans of an individual’s feet, custom orthotics can help distribute pressure more evenly across the foot, reduce the risk of further injury, and improve overall foot function. 

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 feetHalf 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. 

Sporthotics

Custom orthotics made for sports can be customised for comfortable walking or specific sports and activities. They are often made from softer materials to prevent blistering and have support modifications that vary depending on the sport and footwear. 

Slimthotics

Orthotics designed for slimline or dress shoes can be customised for specific shoe types, including sandals, football boots and cycling shoes, where other styles of orthotics may not fit. These orthotics are made digitally and can be sized to the nearest millimetre for a perfect fit. 

Courthotics

Courthotics are ultra-slim orthotics designed for shoes where regular-sized orthotics may not fit. These orthotics have an adhesive base and can be easily fitted into almost any shoe for added support. They are ideal for heels and open shoes. 

The Orthotic Fitting Process

To ensure  your custom made orthotics are the perfect fit, size and shape for your feet, our podiatrists perform a detailed analysis. Our orthotic fitting and design process covers a number of assessments to determine your individual requirements and create a precise and accurate pair of orthotics for you. 

Biomechanical Examination

To ensure that the orthotic prescription caters to your body type, feet, and requirements, your practitioner will conduct a biomechanical assessment of your hips, knees, ankles, and feet. It is crucial to assess each person individually as every individual is unique. 

Computerised Gait Analysis

During your appointment, your podiatrist will perform a computerised gait analysis from head to toe. This analysis will allow them to review the video footage and explain how your walking pattern affects your body. 

3D Foot Scan

To guarantee the orthotics provide you with the best results, a 3D laser precision scan of your feet is conducted. This scan takes accurate measurements of your entire foot, accounting for the variations in foot shapes. 

3D CadCam Orthotic Design

Using the latest CAD cam software, your orthotics are designed from a combination of the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis, and the 3D laser scan. The 3D laser scan files are uploaded to a computer, where the orthotic’s shape is matched to your feet using highly complex and accurate software. The possibilities are endless in CAD cam software, and the orthotics can be designed in various shapes and materials.

Orthotic Manufacture

Cutting-edge Australian technology is utilised to manufacture your custom orthotics directly from various rigid or soft materials. They are designed to fit your shoes perfectly and colour-coordinate with them. 

Orthotic Fitting

To ensure the perfect fit, your orthotics are double-checked during your fitting appointment. We will fit them into your shoes and make sure you are comfortable and satisfied before you leave. Our onsite laboratory is available for minor adjustments, so there is no need for you to come back. We will provide you with instructions to help you adjust to the orthotics, as it may take some time. 

Our Guarantee

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. 

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