Customised Foot Orthotics

Support and dramatic pain relief from heel pain, lower back pain, general foot discomfort

Customised Foot Orthotics​

Support and dramatic pain relief from heel pain, lower back pain, general foot discomfort

Customised foot orthotics or “orthosis” are medically prescribed shoe inserts designed to alter the position and function of the foot and redistribute pressure away from troublesome areas.

Custom made orthotics are prescribed by an experienced podiatrist with a solid understanding of foot structure and function. Customised orthotics are designed by applying different angles, lifts, drops, deflections, spacers, and a multitude of other modifications to optimise foot function. This is why it is important to ensure that when having a prescription for customised orthotics made, you are seeing a podiatrist that is well experienced in prescribing customised foot orthotics.

What Are Custom Orthotics Designed For?

Customised foot orthotics are used to help eliminate pain and are prescribed by podiatrists to help with issues affecting the foot, leg, hips and even the lower back. They help with the treatment of foot pain, bunions, corns, callus, heel pain, running pain, walking, balance, stability, and help prevent the development of corns, callus, wounds and other issues pertaining to the foot, leg, hip, and lower back.

How Does Orthotic Therapy Work?

After conducting a foot analysis, we develop customised foot orthotics to improve foot function by posting the foot back to the where is considered the “normal” or “neutral” position. The aim of a orthotic therapy is to control and direct the movements of the foot to improve the function of the foot and lower limb. Alternatively, orthotics are used to redistribute pressure away from troublesome areas to stop or reduce the development of corns, callus, ulcers and wounds. This is ever more important in diabetic, neuropathic, and elderly populations.

By redistributing or deflecting pressure away from boney prominences or high-pressure areas under the foot, we can help reduce the onset of pressure sores, wounds, ulcers, corns and callus. At Bespoke Health and Performance this is done by taking a three-dimensional image of the foot, then making the changes required to improve the foot function and accommodate any bony prominences or other abnormal anatomical structures. This way any lesions or prominences that are points of irritation can be accommodated to redistribute and reduce pressure or friction. When having a customised foot orthotic made, you are having a medical device designed and created that is specific to the requirements of your foot, made to a three-dimensional image of your foot.

What Are Orthotics Used For?​

Common conditions for customised foot orthotics are used for include:

  • Pressure Sores and Ulcers
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Foot Deformities
  • Stress Fractures
  • Limb Length Discrepancies
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Running Pain
  • Corns and Callus
  • Wounds
  • Bunions

What Conditions Are Orthotics Used For?

FAQ's

Customised foot orthotics are prescribed by an experienced podiatrist with a solid understanding of foot structure and function. Customised orthotics are designed by applying different angles, lifts, drops, deflections, spacers, and a multitude of other modifications to optimise foot function. This is why it is important to ensure that when having a prescription for customised orthotics made, you are seeing a podiatrist that is well experienced in prescribing customised foot orthotics.

Having customised foot orthotics made is easy, our Sydney based podiatrists are extremely experienced and have been helping people get out of pain for years! To have customised orthotics made, just book a biomechanical assessment with one of our podiatrists and let them know you are looking to have orthotics made. From here one of our experienced podiatrists will discuss what the issues are, assess whether you do actually need orthotics or not, and if so, come up with your prescription, design your device, take three dimensional impressions of your feet and have your orthotics made.

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Biomechanical Assessments

Biomechanics abnormalities is a major contributing factor in the development of pain and injury in the feet, ankles, knees and legs. A biomechanical analysis aims to identify the injury and determine if current activities or movements are contributing to the problem. A management plan is then formulated to reduce damage caused by stresses and loads, providing an opportunity for the feet and legs to heal and strengthen.

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Running creates significant ground forces that need to be absorbed by the feet, and repetitive overuse or an imbalance in biomechanical function can result in pain and injury. It’s no surprise, therefore, that some of the most common sports injuries are directly attributed to an athlete’s movements while impacting on the ground or playing surface. Progressive technology and focused training provides sports podiatrists with the tools to undertake a comprehensive biomechanical analysis of the feet. 

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