Purpose: The joints in your foot all move in multiple different directions. Each podiatrist designs and creates orthotics differently pending their assessment, casting and method of creation to assist in the best movement for the joints in the foot, ankle and leg. Steven our Director and Podiatrist has tutored undergraduates and presented a multiple number of times to podiatrists and other experts in their field on what does effective orthotic design and management look like.
The design process he works on is to allow the joint to be positioned in a way so muscles activate stronger and easier. “Perfect” alignment so to speak doesn’t always correlate to a perfect result. Therefore there needs to be a clear biomechanical understanding of what assessments and treatments directly relate to assisting in an effective orthotic creation.
When can orthotics help you?
- Lower back, Hip, Knee, Ankle or Foot Pain
- Postural assistance and support
- An increase in lower body power output with an effective alignment of the foot to the hip
- To assist in the prevention of arthritis
- Alternate to moon boot when callous has occurred in a fractured but non displaced bone.
- Bunion Pain, Mortons Neuroma, Arch Pain, Plantar Fascitiis
- Light weight alignment tool if you are wanting to run in a lightweight neutral shoe to optimise speed
PLEASE NOTE: We will never create an orthotic on a first appointment unless it has been advised through referral by another health professional who has properly assessed and diagnosed you. This is because it is an art to know how much pressure you need to apply to certain joints. So we find by taping, wedging, altering gait or footwear it will give us quick feedback so that if we do need to create an orthotic it doesn’t need to be bulkier than it has too. And most importantly we have gained a a better insight into how you or another clients body will tolerate a change in joint positioning.
Who designs the orthotic: Steven our Podiatrist casts and designs all orthotics in house.
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