Poor foot alignment can cause a wide range of problems, not just with feet, but radiating to ankles, knees, hips and backs. Often, the solution is quite simple – shoe inserts called orthotics.
Prescription orthotics are custom-made for the individual’s specific condition.
The difference in support is remarkable and you should notice a marked relief of discomfort within a short time of wearing them. Prescription orthotics should not be confused with over-the-counter “arch supports” “Arch supports” may occasionally help with minor arch discomfort short-term, but they often fail as they do not properly support the entire foot. As they are also bulk produced, they often do not properly fit the foot. Long-term wear of arch supports may weaken the arch and on occasion exacerbate the problem.
The Forest Podiatry was one of the first podiatry practices in Australia to install a German engineered Zebris sensored treadmill complete with a high speed video camera. From your biomechanical assessment we prescribe orthotics made from your precise biomechanical measurements.
Orthotics may be able to help with any of the following conditions: flat feet / high arches / arch pain / shin splints / pronation / heel pain / plantar fasciitis / limb length discrepancies / low back pain / knee/hip pain / forefoot (ball of the foot) and toe pain / ankle instability / bunions / hammer toes / growing pains / stress fractures / sports injuries / Morton’s neuroma.
Orthotics can be prescribed for children. teens, sportspeople and the elderly.
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