fbpx

Posture Podiatry Orthotic Therapy

Foot Orthotics Adelaide

About Orthotic Therapy…

“Not everyone needs orthotics”

Orthotic insoles (aka “Orthoses” or “Orthotics”) are shoe inserts that provide support and stability for when you are on your feet. There are many different types of orthotic insoles available making it quite confusing when it comes to purchasing the right support.

Correctly prescribed orthotics control forces acting upon the foot and leg and help to promote normal, healthy, pain free movement. Prescription orthotics 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.

Pink and blue covered orthotics at Posture Podiatry Adelaide

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.

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 GAP FREE* Assessment to see if you will benefit from orthotic therapy

Our Initial GAP FREE* Assessment involves a comprehensive client history, foot assessment, leg assessment, gait analysis, likely diagnosis and advice on potential pain solutions.

You can either BOOK ONLINE for an Initial Gap Free* Assessment or simply Call 8362 5900 to schedule an initial Gap Free* examination with one of our friendly staff.

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.

FAQ’s

What can Podiatry help with?
Do you need a referral?
Can I get in to see a podiatrist today?
How long is the consultation?
Can podiatrists organise your X-Rays?
What can Podiatry help with?

• 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.

Do you need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!

Can I get in to see a podiatrist today?

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.

How long is the consultation?

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.

Can podiatrists organise your X-Rays?

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!)

Do you accept all private health funds?
Do you see DVA or WorkCover Clients?
Do you accept American Express?
Can you bulk bill podiatry?
How much does it cost to see a podiatrist?
Do you accept all private health funds?

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.

Do you see DVA or WorkCover Clients?

Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.

Do you accept American Express?

Yes, we accept American Express cards.

Can you bulk bill podiatry?

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.

How much does it cost to see a podiatrist?

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.

Prefer to chat first over the phone?

Posture Podiatry Resources

two-feet-ingrown-toenails-posture-podiatry

Ingrown Toenail

No Comments
What is an Ingrown Toenail?  Ingrown toenails occur when part of the nail (often the edge) penetrates the skin. This can be due to trauma, poor nail cutting technique or…
Lady wearing wire framed shoes

Are Shoes A Good Investment?

No Comments
This shoe article was written by Daniel Gibbs in 2014 but the content still applies today… My mother is a physiotherapist, and she has always told me, “Invest in what…
Menu