Posture Podiatry Foot Orthotics
About Orthotic Therapy…
“Not everyone needs orthotics”
But if you do need orthotic therapy, make sure your orthotics are prescribed by experienced podiatrists who understand the big impact that small changes in force can produce.
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotic insoles (aka “Orthoses” or “Orthotics”) are shoe inserts that provide specific, customised forces and support in an effort to improve stability, reduce pain and improve foot and leg function for when you are on your feet.
There are many different types of orthotic insoles and dozens of different custom orthotic modifications which can be applied making it quite complicated when it comes to choosing the right prescription and orthotic support. This is why choosing podiatrists experienced in orthotic prescription in so essential. It can mean the difference between a successful and unsuccessful outcome.
How Do Orthotics Help?
Correctly prescribed orthotics control forces acting upon the feet and legs and help to promote normal, healthy, pain free movement. Prescription orthotics should help to decrease damaging forces and improve gait efficiency, whether walking or running.
When orthotics work properly, the changes in ground reaction forces help to reduce fatigue and chronic overuse injuries. If orthotics are worn out or prescribed incorrectly, they can fail to produce the desired result. The feet and legs are very dynamic structures forever changing which is why orthotic function and efficiency should be reviewed regularly every 6 to 12 months.
By encouraging healthy movement, orthotics can help to relieve pain, improve balance and prevent injuries.
Before introducing orthotics, the podiatrists at Posture Podiatry will assess your walking pattern, muscle strength and joint range of motion to investigate your body’s ability to fix itself first.
Some foot problems can be successfully managed with a combination of foot exercises, mobilisation and other simple treatment modalities. Other foot and leg problems require orthotic therapy to control damaging forces, promote healing and prevent overuse type injuries.
Why Consider Orthotics?
Some structural problems cannot be fixed using exercises alone. This is when orthotics and properly fitted footwear can make life much more comfortable.
The key to a successful outcome with orthotics lies in the following:
- The experience of the prescribing Podiatrist
- The accuracy of the gait analysis and biomechanical assessment
- The quality of the materials used
- The precision of the process of manufacture
- Correct fitting of orthoses to footwear
- Accurate assessment in review and follow up
- The ability to adjust the orthotics to stay current with your body’s changing needs.
All of the above can be achieved with certainty in the hands of an experienced Podiatrist at Posture Podiatry.
Depending on your condition, at Posture Podiatry we can use either traditional plaster techniques or the latest 3D scanning technology to create comfortable orthotics. Your foot orthotics are tailored specifically to suit your individual requirements to ensure we resolve your problem quickly and achieve the best possible outcome.
Where Can I Get Orthotics in Adelaide?
Why not schedule a time for our Initial Low or No Gap* Assessment for orthotics to see if you will benefit from orthotic therapy
Our Initial Low or No Gap* Assessment involves a comprehensive client history, foot assessment, leg assessment, gait analysis, likely diagnosis and advice on potential pain solutions.
What to expect in your consult?
On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary mineral foot bath with essential oils or a beautiful herbal tea. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)
You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.
Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!
We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.
• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains
We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.
No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!
Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.
We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.
Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)
Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.
Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.
Yes, we accept American Express cards.
No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.
What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.