Orthotic Therapy

Used in the management of foot problems related to poor foot posture, orthotics are custom made shoe inserts designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. Devices may be rigid, semi-rigid or soft (accommodative) and are utilised by individuals of various ages. Benefits of using an orthotic are to eliminate pain, allow normal function of lower limb and foot and also prevent degeneration of foot and lower limb.

A biomechanical assessment is usually required prior to orthotic prescription/therapy. This will enable your podiatrist to prescribe the best type of device suited to your current foot needs and lifestyle.

Some of the more common conditions where orthoses are prescribed

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Severs Disease
  • Recurrent sports related injuries.