Orthotics are customized foot devices that are used to treat a variety of biomechanical foot disorders and can be used to better align your feet, ankles, knees, hips and spine. Orthotics are commonly used to decreased pain, provide support and stability, as well as correct abnormal alignment.
It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain, discomfort and increasing the likelihood of an injury.
What can Orthotics help?
Anybody can benefit from proper foot support, but orthotics are commonly used in the treatment of:
- Flat feet
- High Arches
- Low back Pain
- Chronic Knee Pain
- Shin Splints
- Growing pains
- Arthritic feet
- Calf muscle tightness
- Twisted pelvis
- Frequent ankle sprains
- Chronic heel pain
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Arch pain during sport
- Prevention of the above
How do I know if Orthotics will help me?
The Gaitscan assessment device is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyse patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, it is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.
This new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives your health care provider access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
The TOG GaitScan™ is a valuable education tool that provides practitioners with a comprehensive biomechanical analysis for each patient as well as clear, concise images to assess and articulate the need for orthotic therapy.
How do I get an assessment?
Book in an appointment and mention it is for a footscan, and you just need to bring youself and your feet.
If you have any old orthotics, it is helpful to bring them with you.
The scans take about 10-15 minutes to complete and be explained to you.
The orthotics take 2-3 weeks from when they are ordered, until they are in your shoes supporting your every step.
Health fund rebates are available if orthotic cover is included in you policy.
Call now to book in a complimentary footscan and assessment to see if an orthotic is a solution that could help you.