Who Needs Prescription Orthotics (medical insoles)?
Problems in Gait, how we ‘roll through the foot from heel to toe’ can cause a chain reaction and cause problems in the feet and also further up the body, Including the knees, hips and lower back.
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localised foot pain
- Bunions, Morton’s neuroma, hammer toes
- Plantar Fasciitis (severe heel pain), Arch pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain – even neck pain
To help with the diagnosis I use a state of the art foot scanner to analyse your Gait combined with many years of experience and knowledge of Gait Analysis & Orthotic Therapy.
What Can I Do?
I can then prescribe custom Orthotics (medical insoles) to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance.
By discussing any nagging foot, heel, Achilles, knee, hip or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem it will be the first step to helping resolve some of your discomforts.
What actually is an Orthotic?
Custom Made prescription Orthotics (Medical Insoles)
A custom orthotic is a bespoke individually made device just for your feet. It is designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are bio-mechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The thermoplastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise scans of your feet. They maintain their shape unlike a normal over the counter insole.
If you’d like to know how Orthotics work and how they could help with your health watch the video below
Thinking that Orthotics might be for you? Here is the process with our clinic.
Have Your Feet Scanned
Your feet will be scanned to decide if you will benefit from orthotics.
Your results will be shown to you and I will explain what they mean, and how the findings might affect some of the issues you are having.
Choose Your Orthotics
There are various types of orthotics available which fit various types of shoes, boots and trainers, this will be explained to you along with their prices (also available on this website).
You won’t have to decide at that point if you wish to purchase anything, you can always come back at a later date.
Receive Your New Orthotics
A few weeks after you order, your orthotics will arrive, you’ll be asked to come and collect them with a short consultation and fitting, which usually only takes about 10-20 minutes.Then you will need to start wearing them regularly as explained in the consultation, and generally after a few weeks of following this advice, you’ll start to feel the improvement.