Foot Orthoses are shoe inserts designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. This is to help redistribute the force and pressure evenly across the feet. They are commonly referred to as ‘orthotics’ and are designed to fit comfortably inside your shoes (APodA).
A Podiatrist is qualified in prescribing a variety of different orthotic devices to suit the individual based on the specific need required. We assess each person by performing a biomechanical assessment to determine which orthotic will be suitable depending on their shoes, activity levels, injuries, pain and foot type.
There are many different types of orthotics ranging from pre-fabricated orthotics, cushioned innersoles, semi-custom and fully custom-made devices. Orthotic devices are used in conjunction with a good stretching and exercise regime, appropriate footwear and sometimes other treatment modalities such as mobilisation and dry needling to enable a holistic approach to manage your specific foot concern.
Our main goals of orthotic therapy are but not limited to, align and support the ankle and foot; assist in the pressure on the feet; and lastly aid in rehabilitation of any acute or chronic foot condition.
If you require more information to see if orthotics may help you for your specific foot or leg problem, then contact Foot & Sole Podiatry and our Podiatrists will be able to discuss the best management plan for you.