An orthotic is a device which is inserted into a shoe. The aim is to correct either an abnormal or irregular walking pattern which is achieved by a minimal alteration to the angles of the knees, hip, foot and leg.
It also redistributes your weight more evenly over the surface area of your foot and relieves the symptoms of sensitive areas. The simplified concept for orthotics is that it provides extra support for our feet beyond the capabilities of ligaments and tendons in order to correct walking and reduce symptoms of the feet.
The benefits of orthotics:
- Improve the support on your feet by providing a solid foundation
- Decrease foot pain and increase foot function
- Reduce Symptoms Foot abnormalities
- Improve your postural alignment
Disadvantages of orthotics:
- With incorrect footwear can result in pressure areas
- Can result in a new episode of knee, hip and back pain during the initial periods of use
- Blisters can occur
- If the correct gradual wear in period is not followed it can result in more foot pain and/or knee, hip or back pain
Don’t suffer with pain in your hips, legs or feet – get in touch today and let us assess your symptoms and come up with a treatment plan to suit your needs.
Prior to undertaking a biomedical assessment, we will ask you to read and acknowledge that you understand the benefits and risks of orthotics by signing our consent form and then the biomechanical assessment can commence.