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Orthotics Klemzig

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. 

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 Klemzig

How Do Orthotics Help? 

Orthotic devices have the potential to enhance your quality of life, be it by alleviating pain or preventing future problems. Research studies have found that 85% of patients who undergo orthotic therapy for related injuries report an improvement or complete resolution of pain. 

Adelaide Podiatry Centres provide personalised orthotic evaluation and prescription services to individuals residing in Klemzig and the surrounding areas. 

Individual Orthotic Assessment and Design  

Adelaide Podiatry Centre provides exclusive arch supports that are individually crafted for each foot, utilising cutting-edge technology. Our orthotic process and design ensures that your orthotics fit well and provide tailored support.  

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics 

Custom orthotics are specifically created to fit an individual’s feet’ unique shape and requirements, offering a more personalised and efficient solution to foot, ankle, and lower leg issues. By precisely measuring and scanning an individual’s feet, custom orthotics can provide better support, cushioning, and alignment, ultimately alleviating pain and improving mobility. 

Custom orthotics offer a solution that is tailored to specific foot and lower leg problems, such as plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or arthritis, providing customised support and comfort. By distributing pressure more evenly across the foot, custom orthotics can reduce the risk of further injury and improve overall foot function. Compared to off-the-shelf inserts, custom orthotics are more durable and longer-lasting, making them a cost-effective option in the long run. 

Types of Orthotics

We offer a range of different types of orthotics at our podiatry clinics including: 

Standard Half Length Orthotics

With a top cover that stops at the end of the orthotic shell – the primary component that supports your feet – half-length orthotics require less room in the toe box of footwear. This design allows them to be worn with various shoe styles, providing greater flexibility and ease in wearing them. 

Sporthotics

Orthotics designed for sports can be tailored to comfortable walking or specific sports and activities. They are often made with softer materials to prevent blistering and have support modifications that are customised based on the sport and footwear. 

Slimthotics

Custom orthotics made for slimline or dress shoes can be tailored to specific shoe types like sandals, football boots and cycling shoes where other types of orthotics may not fit. Since these orthotics are made digitally, they can be sized to the nearest millimetre for a perfect fit. 

Courthotics

Courthotics are 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. 

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

During the consultation, your practitioner will perform a biomechanical assessment of your hips, knees, ankles, and feet. This assessment is vital to ensure that the orthotic prescription caters to your specific body type, feet, and needs. As everyone is different, it is important to assess each case individually. 

Computerised Gait Analysis

Your podiatrist will perform a computerised gait analysis head to toe. They will replay the video footage and inform you how this walking pattern impacts your body. 

3D Foot Scan

Following the assessment, a 3D laser precision scan of your feet is conducted to ensure the orthotics have the best fit for you. Accurate measurements of your entire foot are taken to cater to the variations in foot shapes. 

3D CadCam Orthotic Design

Your orthotics are designed using the latest CAD cam software, combining the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis, and 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 sophisticated and precise software. The possibilities for designing the orthotics in different shapes and materials are endless in CAD cam software.

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

We stand behind the quality of our orthotics at Adelaide Podiatry Centres. If you are not satisfied with them in any way, we will make adjustments using our in-house laboratory until you are completely happy. 

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