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Orthotics St Peters

What are orthotics?  

Orthotics are specially designed devices that 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 like flat feet or high arches. Orthotics can also improve balance and stability, making them an excellent preventative or treatment option for 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 St Peters

How Do Orthotics Help? 

Orthotic devices offer an excellent solution to enhance your daily life, whether they’re used to alleviate pain or prevent future issues. Studies have demonstrated that 85% of patients who receive orthotic therapy for related injuries report an improvement or complete resolution of pain, making them an excellent treatment option. 

Adelaide Podiatry Centres provide personalised orthotic evaluation and prescription services to individuals residing in St Peters 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 designed to cater to the unique shape and needs of each 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, custom orthotics 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

Our podiatry clinics offer a range of orthotics to suit different needs, 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

Sports orthotics can be made for comfortable walking or tailored to a specific sport or activity. They are generally softer to prevent blistering and feature support modifications that depend 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

Orthotics designed for shoes where regular-sized orthotics aren’t practical are available. Courthotics are ultra-slim and have an adhesive base that makes them easy to fit into almost any shoe, making them a great choice 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

A biomechanical assessment of your hips, knees, ankles, and feet is conducted by your practitioner to ensure that the orthotic prescription is tailored to your specific body type, feet, and requirements. Every person is unique, which is why 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

A customised, personal assessment of your feet is conducted to ensure the orthotics give you the best results. This assessment includes a 3D laser precision scan of your feet that takes accurate measurements of your entire foot. 

3D CadCam Orthotic Design

Your orthotics are custom-designed using a combination of the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis, and the 3D laser scan, utilising 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 sophisticated and precise software.

Orthotic Manufacture

After the design process, your custom orthotics are manufactured using cutting-edge Australian technology, directly milled from different rigid or soft materials. They are tailored to fit and colour coordinate with your shoes. 

Orthotic Fitting

Your fitting appointment is an opportunity to double-check your orthotics’ fit. We will fit them into your shoes and ensure your comfort and satisfaction before you leave. Our onsite laboratory means that there is no need for you to come back for adjustments to your orthotics. We will provide you with instructions to make the transition to the orthotics smoother, as it may take some time to adjust. 

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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