Orthotics are inner soles designed specifically to align your foot. This in-shoe device is prescribed to specifically reposition your foot into the ideal position.
Orthotics will only be prescribed following a thorough Biomechanical Assessment by your podiatrist.
Orthotics can come in all shapes and sizes and should not be confused with “arch supports.” Depending on the foot type; type of injury and function required for the orthotics, all impacts the unique prescription for that individual.
Here at Feet Forward Podiatry we prescribe two types of orthotics:
Pre-fabricated orthotics are made from a substance called EVA
Customized orthotics are made from polypropylene made from a 3D laser scan of the foot.
Podiatrists are specifically trained to prescribe orthotics, and there are a number of factors to consider:
The lower leg/foot may be treated alongside other modalities, depending on the type of injury. At our specialist podiatry clinic here in the Waikato We work in conjunction with other health professionals.