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Orthotics Enfield

What are orthotics?  

Orthotics are devices that are specifically created to provide support, cushioning, and alignment to the feet, ankles, and lower legs. They are frequently 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 employed for both prevention and treatment of injuries. 

An extensive range of orthotics is available, from off-the-shelf inserts to custom-made devices that are designed to cater to an individual’s specific needs. Orthotics can be made from various materials, including foam, plastic, and metal, and can be worn inside shoes or as a separate device. Podiatrists frequently recommend them as a highly effective treatment option for various conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendonitis. 

Orthotics Enfield

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 Enfield and surrounds. 

Individual Orthotic Assessment and Design  

Adelaide Podiatry Centre offers singular arch supports, meticulously designed to suit your individual feet using the latest technology. Our orthotic process and design guarantees you receive arch supports that offer comfort and support.  

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics 

Custom orthotics are specially designed to fit the unique shape and needs of an individual’s feet, providing a more personalised and effective solution for foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. By taking precise measurements and scans of an individual’s feet, a custom orthotic can provide better support, cushioning, and alignment, which can help alleviate pain and improve mobility. 

Custom orthotics can help address specific conditions or injuries, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or arthritis, providing a more personalised and effective solution for foot and lower leg problems. By taking precise measurements and scans of an individual’s feet, custom orthotics can distribute pressure more evenly across the foot, reduce the risk of further injury, and improve overall foot function. 

Types of Orthotics

We provide various types of orthotics at our podiatry clinics, catering to different requirements, including: 

Standard Half Length Orthotics

Half-length orthotics offer a unique design, with a top cover that stops at the end of the orthotic shell – the primary component that provides support for your feet. This design allows them to require less room in the toe box of footwear, providing greater flexibility and ease in wearing them with different 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 are available and can be tailored to specific shoe types such as sandals, football boots, and cycling shoes. Thanks to our digital manufacturing process, we can size them to the nearest millimetre for the perfect fit. 

Courthotics

If regular-sized orthotics are impractical or impossible, courthotics are a great alternative. These ultra-slim orthotics have an adhesive base and can fit into practically any shoe, making them an ideal option for heels and open shoes. 

The Orthotic Fitting Process

To ensure that your custom-made orthotics are the perfect size and shape for your feet, our podiatrists perform a detailed analysis. Our orthotic fitting and design process covers several assessments to determine your unique 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 make sure the orthotics have the best fit for you, a 3D laser precision scan of your feet is conducted. The scan takes accurate measurements of your entire foot, taking into account the variations in foot shapes. A customised, personal assessment of your feet is vital to guarantee the orthotics provide you with the best results. 

3D CadCam Orthotic Design

To custom-design your orthotics, the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis, and 3D laser scan are combined using the latest CAD cam software. 3D laser scan files are uploaded to a computer, where the orthotic’s shape is matched to your feet using highly advanced and accurate software.

Orthotic Manufacture

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. 

Orthotic Fitting

To ensure the perfect fit, your orthotics are double-checked during your fitting appointment. We will fit them into your shoes and ensure that you are comfortable and happy before you leave. Our small onsite laboratory means that we can perform any needed adjustments on the spot and you won’t need to come back. We understand that orthotics may take time to adjust to, and we will give you instructions to help you make this transition smoother. 

Our Guarantee

At Adelaide Podiatry Centres, we are committed to ensuring the satisfaction of our customers with our orthotics. We offer an in-house laboratory for adjustments to guarantee that you are happy with the final product. 

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