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ORTHOTICS

The team at Cheltenham Podiatry are your local orthotics experts, with specialist training in biomechanics and orthotic design. 

What are orthotics?

They are arch support insoles worn inside your shoes. In addition, they can be soft or rigid, and fitted to various kinds of footwear. 

What are orthotics used for?

They are designed to improve the function and efficiency of the feet and lower limb joints by redistributing excess pressures and loads. As a result, this improves postural stability and function, and reduces tissue stress and pain. 

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN ORTHOTICS HELP WITH?

They can be highly effective in preventing and treating a variety of common foot conditions.This includes:

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CUSTOM ORTHOTICS

Because of 3D laser foot scan and printing technology, we can now offer 3D printed custom orthotics. In addition, the design of a custom orthotic is based on biomechanical assessment, medical conditions and foot pathology. As well as lifestyle factors, such as the patient’s activities and footwear preferences.

In conclusion, your orthotic prescription may be accompanied with a treatment program of muscle stretching, strengthening, mobilization, and footwear advice as necessary.

Semi-custom orthotics

These are pre-made to a template that can be manipulated in order to suit patients’ differing needs. In addition, they are available as soft or rigid and in a range of padding and material types.

Furthermore, A gait analysis and biomechanical assessment is used in order to determine what you need from your orthotics and adapt them accordingly.

Finally, your orthotic prescription may be accompanied with a treatment program of muscle stretching, strengthening and mobilization, and footwear advice as necessary.

Preformed/off shelf orthotics

These are ‘off the shelf’ models and unlike custom made orthotics, they are not tailored to your feet.

Finally, these can be a good solution for treating simple foot conditions in cases that requires only mild support.

Children's ORTHOTICS

In children, orthotics can help encourage normal leg development and function. In addition, this is particularly the case when there are issues such as foot deformities and growth pains.

Additionally, They are easy for kids to use, and they can be placed directly into shoes. Additionally, due to growing feet, they need to be replaced fairly often and generally with every second increase in shoe size.

Biomechanical assessment and gait analysis

Our clinic uses up-to-date methods in order to assess your orthotic needs.

3D LASER FOOT SCAN

We introduced the latest state-of-the-art 3D laser-scanning technology in order to capture and display the unique shape and structure of your feet in seconds.

Additionally, this approach ensures that you have an accurately measured custom orthotic insole with minimal inconvenience.

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ARE ORTHOTICS RIGHT FOR YOU?

Cheltenham Podiatry is ready to advise on all aspects of treatment.

Furthermore, Our clinic offers a full range of orthotics for flat feet, plantar fasciitis, bunions, high arches and many other common foot conditions.

Finally, contact us by using our contact form below. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 03 9583 3093.

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FAQ

Foot and heel pain, including aching and tiredness, can indicate some of the conditions listed above that can be helped by orthotics. In addition, people with flat feet or high arches are likely to benefit from orthotics, as are those who stand for long hours. Finally, a podiatrist can assess your feet to determine whether you will benefit from them.

By providing support to the foot in areas where this is lacking, they assist in correcting imbalances in foot alignment and weight distribution across the foot. Additionally, this helps alleviate foot pain and discomfort across a wide range of conditions. Particularly in children, they can be a preventative measure (e.g. to avoid complications of flat or high arched feet), and they are often used in injury rehab to provide targeted support.

Your podiatrist will advise you on when and for how long you will need to wear your orthotics for best results. In addition, they are worn whenever you would normally wear your shoes – i.e. when you are walking, running or standing for extended periods. Additionally,, they may feel uncomfortable at first, so in some cases you may be able to build up to wearing them all day.