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Orthotics Myrtle Bank
What are orthotics?
Orthotics are custom-made devices that offer support, cushioning, and alignment to the feet, ankles, and lower legs. They are often used to alleviate foot, ankle, and lower leg pain and to correct structural abnormalities such as flat feet or high arches. Orthotics can also enhance balance and stability and are useful in both preventing and treating injuries.
There are many different types of orthotics available, ranging from off-the-shelf inserts to custom-made devices that are specifically designed to meet an individual’s unique needs. Orthotics can be made from a variety of materials, including foam, plastic, and metal, and can be worn in shoes or as a separate device. They are often prescribed by a podiatrist as an effective treatment option for a range of conditions, including plantar fasciitis, shin splints, and Achilles tendonitis.
How Do Orthotics Help?
Orthotic devices can significantly improve your overall well-being, whether they’re used to treat pain or prevent future issues. Studies have shown that 85% of patients who receive orthotic therapy for relevant injuries report an improvement in or complete resolution of pain.
Adelaide Podiatry Centres cater to the orthotic needs of residents of Myrtle Bank and its neighbouring communities by offering tailored assessment and prescription services.
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 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 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.
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 generally made softer to prevent blistering, and support-modified dependent on the sport and footwear.
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.
Customised courthotics are ultra-slim orthotics that can be fitted into practically any shoe where regular-sized orthotics may not work. They have an adhesive base and can provide extra support for heels and open shoes.
The Orthotic Fitting Process
At our podiatry clinic, we take pride in ensuring that your custom-made orthotics fit perfectly. Our orthotic fitting and design process includes a comprehensive analysis to determine your individual requirements and create a precise and accurate pair of orthotics.
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
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
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.
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.
During your fitting appointment, your orthotics are double-checked to ensure the perfect fit. We will fit them into your shoes and ensure that you are happy and comfortable before leaving. Our small onsite laboratory means any adjustments can be made on the spot. We understand that orthotics may take some time to adjust to, and we will provide you with instructions to make this transition smoother.
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.