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Orthotics Toorak Gardens
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.
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 cater to the orthotic needs of residents of Toorak Gardens 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 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 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.
Standard Half Length Orthotics
The top cover of half-length orthotics stops at the end of the orthotic shell, which is the primary component that supports your feet. These orthotics require less room in the toe box of footwear, making them versatile and easy to wear with various shoe styles.
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.
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.
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
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.
Your practitioner will perform a biomechanical assessment of your hips, knees, ankle and feet. This biomechanical assessment is important to make sure that the orthotic prescription is going to meet your body type, feet and your needs. Every person is different and so it is important to look at each person 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
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.
Using the latest Australian technology, your custom orthotics are manufactured by direct milling from different rigid or soft materials. They are custom-designed to fit and colour-coordinate with your shoes.
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.
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.