Foot Orthotics, also referred to as Orthoses, are inserts that are placed into your shoes. Developed to improve the posture, pressure distribution and bio-mechanical function of your feet. They do this by altering the position of joints and enhancing the placement of the lower limbs and muscles. This improved positioning decreases stresses on the foot and lower limb, improving symptoms and reducing the likelihood of future injury.
Many individuals have structural or alignment troubles with their feet. In fact, around 70 % of the population have feet that have the tendency to pronate or ‘roll in’.
We make your orthotics specifically for you. Our podiatrists choose the materials, shape, padding, thickness and characteristics of your custom orthotics to fit your foot and lifestyle.
What can Custom Orthotics help with?
Orthotics can often treat and prevent common conditions such as:
Other conditions that can be treated from the use of custom orthotics are:
- Stress Fractures
- Bunions or Hallux Abducto-valgus
- Tendinopathy or Tendonitis
- Neural compression or Neuroma
- Sever’s Disease, Osgood Schlatters
- Growth plate issues
- Corns and callous
- Lower Back Pain
At our Footsmart Podiatry clinics we offer HICAPS facilities meaning you can claim your rebate through your Private Health Insurance on the spot.
We recommend contacting your Private Health fund prior to your appointment. By quoting the item numbers listed below, your health fund should provide you with an estimated cost.