Orthotics are placed under your feet within your footwear and can be taken in and out of each shoe. Our Podiatrists prescribe orthotics to help improve foot, ankle and leg function during walking and running.

There are three types of orthotics; prefabricated, semi-custom (template) and customized orthotics. We offer all styles of orthotics to our patients, however a key focus of our practices are customized orthotic management.

What conditions are orthotics used for?

At the Podiatry & Orthotic Group, we use orthotics for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. We also use orthotics as a preventative tool in order to avoid foot and ankle problems. Below are some of the more common conditions we use orthotics for to help our patients.

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Pes Planus (flat feet)
  • Heel Spurs
  • Stress Fractures
  • Children’s flat feet & intoeing
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Cavoid Foot (high arches)
  • Arthritic related foot and ankle conditions
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin splints)
  • Offload High Pressure Regions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Intermetatarsal Bursitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Patella Femoral Syndrome
  • Offload Diabetic Ulcerations

IF YOU NEED CUSTOMIZED ORTHOTICS, HERE IS A SNAPSHOT OF HOW THE PROCESS WORKS?

Step 1. Foot & Ankle Assessment

Our Podiatrists assess and diagnose your foot or ankle related issue. We then determine what type of orthotic would be most beneficial for your individual foot related issue.

Step 2. Biomechanical Examination

Our Podiatrists perform a full biomechanical assessment & gait analysis.
This involves the Podiatrist examining and studying the way you walk and how your overall gait pattern & foot biomechanics contribute to your foot, ankle or leg issue. Following this, we then take a plaster mould or 3D scan of your feet.

Step 3. Prescription


After completing all of the appropriate assessments and castings, our Podiatrists then apply their years of orthotic management experience into designing your orthotic.

Step 4. Orthotic Pick Up


Once your orthotics have been manufactured, you will be contacted by our friendly staff to come in and pick up the orthotics. During this consultation, our Podiatrists will explain everything you need to know about your orthotic. We also fit the orthotic to your footwear.
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