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Posture Podiatry Orthotic Therapy

Foot Orthotics Adelaide

About Orthotic Therapy…

“Not everyone needs orthotics”

But if you do need orthotic support, 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 available making it quite confusing when it comes to purchasing the right support.

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.

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.

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.

Red orthotic being checked against foot contour

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.

You can either BOOK ONLINE for an Initial Low or No Gap* Assessment or simply Call 8362 5900 to schedule an initial Low or No Gap* 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.

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