Orthotics

Custom foot orthoses are currently recognized as the gold standard for treatment for various foot and lower limb conditions.

Orthotics

Custom foot orthoses are currently recognized as the gold standard for treatment for various foot and lower limb conditions.

Orthotics

While foam and plaster casting methods are most widely used in clinical practice, technology has emerged, permitting the use of 3D scanning, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) for fabrication of foot molds and custom foot orthotic components.

Orthotics

While foam and plaster casting methods are most widely used in clinical practice, technology has emerged, permitting the use of 3D scanning, computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacturing (CAM) for fabrication of foot molds and custom foot orthotic components.

If I am currently experiencing orthotics what is the process ?

The usual method of treatment would be to consult one of our podiatrists before your condition becomes chronic or degenerates further. After your assessment, you may be referred for radiological imaging or a biomechanical assessment where the podiatrist aims to find the cause of your condition and not just the symptoms. Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a long term treatment plan which gets you closer to moving the best you can just as you did in the past.

We utilise 3D Custom Orthotics, Laser, Shockwave and possible injections to treat your foot conditions.

What is the process ?

The usual method of treatment would be to consult one of our podiatrists before your condition becomes chronic or degenerates further. After your assessment, you may be referred for radiological imaging or a biomechanical assessment where the podiatrist aims to find the cause of your condition and not just the symptoms. Once a diagnosis is made, we can develop a long term treatment plan which gets you closer to moving the best you can just as you did in the past.

We utilise 3D Custom Orthotics, Laser, Shockwave and possible injections to treat your foot conditions.

How can Orthotics help?

Are you experiencing any of the following listed on the right; if so contact our friendly team today on how we can help?

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How can Orthotics help?

Are you experiencing any of the following listed on the right; if so contact our friendly team today on how we can help?

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After Consultation for Biomechanical 

At The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia orthotics are prescribed using the highest grade scanners and imaging devices to provide you with the best possible results.

After the Consultation for Biomechanical Assessment; Podiatrists are Able to Observe and Understand:

  • Your Joint Range of Motion
  • Your Lower Limb Strength
  • Length and Alignment of Both Legs
  • Weight Bearing Structure
  • Corrected Alignment
  • Walking Abnormalities
  • Functional Abnormalities

how we can help

After Consultation for Biomechanical 

At The Foot and Ankle Clinic of Australia orthotics are prescribed using the highest grade scanners and imaging devices to provide you with the best possible results.

After the Consultation for Biomechanical Assessment; Podiatrists are Able to Observe and Understand:

  • Your Joint Range of Motion
  • Your Lower Limb Strength
  • Length and Alignment of Both Legs
  • Weight Bearing Structure
  • Corrected Alignment
  • Walking Abnormalities
  • Functional Abnormalities

HOW CAN WE HELP

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for another service?

Are you seeking another podiatry service that is more suitable to the situation you are experieicning. Please contact our friendly and professional team today on how we can help. Alternatively, you can view the other services we provide.

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HOW CAN WE HELP

Were you looking
for another service?

Are you seeking another podiatry service that is more suitable to the situation you are experiencing. Please contact our friendly and professional team today on how we can help. Alternatively, you can view the other services we provide.

Recommending Sporting Shoes: Educating Athletes On Keys To Appropriate Selection

“What is the most appropriate shoe for me?” This may possibly be the most common patient question for any of us who treat athletes of any age or proficiency. I have had the opportunity to work with athletes from beginners to professionals. Many factors weigh into the choice of shoe, including price, past injury and, in sport particularly, shoe size. People who participate in sport often have difficulty finding large enough shoe sizes at a typical sports store.

The reality is many of today’s shoes are not just for playing basketball, they are fashion statements, which slightly complicates the selection process.

So how do we choose and make recommendations for patients? Comfort should be the primary factor above all other factors.

With these findings in mind, how do we recommend the best shoe to our sport-playing patients? For the athletes I treat, I find it is beneficial to add an additional insole, across all ages, but especially in older players. The sock liners that come with basketball shoes are thin and easily replaceable. The lone exception to this is some of the early Kobe Bryant basketball models with Nike. These shoes have exceptionally thick cushioned insoles that one cannot easily replace with an over-the-counter or a custom device. Often, sporting orthotics tend to be flexible and offer more of a custom footbed than a true biomechanically-controlling orthotic. Players like the ability to pivot without too much control.

For players with larger feet, shoes may be difficult to find at the average athletic shoe store. Ordering online directly through the shoe companies frequently offers the best opportunity to buy larger-sized shoes. Unfortunately, this becomes a trial-and-error exercise and one I do not typically recommend. Sometimes it does become the only option.

Today’s sporting shoes offer excellent shock absorption and stability in comparison to older shoe models. Some due diligence may be necessary to find an appropriate shoe for your athletic patients but there are a lot of options available.