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What are Foot Orthotics?
Foot orthotics are shoe inserts designed to support, align and improve the function of the foot. There are many different types of orthotics, those recommended by podiatrists are prescription devices, custom made to suit your individual needs and biomechanics.
Who wears Orthotics?
People of all ages with a variety of foot and lower leg problems wear orthotics. Sports people are often prescribed orthotics by their Podiatrists to help maximise their performance, as well as to address biomechanical problems.
Anyone suffering from a chronic foot or lower limb condition that is limiting their mobility or independence may benefit from wearing orthotics.
ProMed Orthotics – A Personalised Approach
Your Podiatrist at ProMed will design an individually tailored orthotic to address your pain, biomechanical issues, activities and footwear needs. At ProMed, we take a holistic approach to your foot health. Orthotics are only one component in the complex care of biomechanical issues. Additionally, we will outline your diagnosis, the type of orthotic you have been prescribed, proposed footwear options, lifestyle changes that may be needed and additional treatment that may be required to address the pain and inflammation. Our goal is to help you get back on your feet – pain free!
What Types of Orthotics are available at ProMed?
- Everyday Orthotics
- Sports Orthotics
- Women’s Slimfit Orthotics
- Work Orthotics
- Children’s Orthotics
- Orthotics for particular conditions such as Arthritis and Diabetes
Orthotic design is not only based on your biomechanical and pain issues but also with regard to your daily activities and footwear. ProMed orthotics are personally designed and tailored to your individual needs to achieve the best outcome.
A full length or three quarter orthotic which slides in to replace the insole of your running shoes or soccer/rugby boots. They are usually made of a soft EVA material that is perfect for high impact activities. The orthotics are covered in special, high wearing, pressure deflective materials.
- High wear anti-friction covers
- Arch support
- Soft cushioned base
- Long lasting
Women’s Slimfit Orthotics
3/4 length orthotics which slide into your work and fashion shoes. They are constructed from a thin, flexible, lightweight plastic that maximises the support you receive whilst minimising the amount of bulk in your shoes.
One of the greatest problems people face when getting their orthotics is that they don’t actually fit in the shoes you want them to. It is particularly important when it comes to work shoes because you wear them in excess of 8 hours a day! Our orthotics are designed and manufactured to fit perfectly inside your work shoes.
We have many different types of orthotics used for different conditions and foot types. They have been used successfully to treat flat feet, high arches, hypermobility, Severs disease, in-toeing (pigeon toeing), out-toeing, juvenile arthritis, neurological conditions, metatarsal adductus, and many other conditions.
Please call our friendly staff to book an appointment for your orthotic assessment on 07 5522 1230 or book online.