Orthotic therapy at The Forest Podiatry, Davidon (Northern Beaches of Sydney)
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. read more…
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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