Orthotics are orthopaedic devices inserted into footwear, designed to treat or adjust various biomechanical foot disorders that affect not only the foot, but the entire skeletal system. Custom made orthotics provide the perfect fit for your feet.
A true orthotic is a customised corrective innersole, designed specifically for an individual to treat a specific problem. No two individuals will have the same orthotic. Heat moulded or off-the-shelf generic devices are not orthotics, but arch supports. The design and material of the orthotic vary between each individual, depending on its aim.
We believe the key to successful orthotic treatment is a clear diagnosis followed by a thorough examination/prescription process, which incorporates a detailed lower limb walking/biomechanical gait assessment.
At Podiatry Illawarra we pride ourselves in providing detailed patient education. Upon leaving your consultation you will have a clear understanding about your condition/injury and how and why an orthotic may work for you. We will also give you wearing and maintenance instructions and see you regularly to monitor your progress.
Orthotics may benefit you if: