At Regional Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic, we have expert experience treating painful foot, lower limb and even lower back problems with the use of custom made, corrective and supportive orthotics. Our orthotics are made with the use of a dynamic and functional materirals so that you get the best support during activity when you need it most.
Orthotics are a type of arch support, which can be made of rubber (soft) or flexible plastic (semi rigid). They sit discretely inside your shoe/sandal/boot, under your foot, supporting the arched structure of your feet. They may be the full length of your shoes, or otherwise, designed to end just behind the balls of your feet.
Our orthotics can be used to treat…
- Tired/aching feet or calf muscles
- Heel and arch pain.
- Achilles tendon pain.
- Ankle pain
- Painful calluses and corns on the soles of the feet.
- Knee, hip and lower back pain caused by poor joint alignment due to bad foot posture.
The orthotics prescribed by Regional Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic are tailor made for your feet, and are designed to support your feet accurately in a more functionally effective position. The support and realignment achieved when wearing orthotics will alleviate joint and soft tissue strain, and allow your feet to provide a stable foundation for the rest of your body.
Gait Analysis When you make an appointment to see a Physiotherapist we will take a detailed history of your problem and any related medical problems you may have. This is followed by an examination of the painful area/s. This enables our physio to examine with the aid of a pressure pad and state of the art software, what the exact underlying problems to your condition are and hence find the best cure/remedy/treatment for your problem. This type of examination is the only way that you can accurately assess the functional and dynamic pressures that are generated by your feet and lower limbs.
These orthotics will provide you with your best chance of rectifying the problem and eliminating the pain. You will also be given footwear advice, and exercises to help speed up the realignment process and fast track your rehabilitation letting you get back to “your old self again.
Orthotics restore your normal foot function and aim to achieve total postural realignment.