Biomechanical Assessment and Orthotic Therapy

We prescribe a range of different orthotics that will suit your lifestyle and daily requirements.

Orthotics are used to improve your foot’s function and efficiency to enable you to get more from less. A biomechanical assessment will be conducted to determine the exact cause of your foot/leg pain. From there we can determine if orthotics are necessary and the most appropriate type of orthotic for you.

Common problems we treat

There are too many conditions affecting the feet to list here, but you can find some of the more common ones below. The good news is we will do our best to help you with all of them.

  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain
  • Flat feet
  • Knee pain
  • Achilles tendon pain (Achilles tendonitis)
  • Shin splints

  • Bunions
  • Neuromas
  • Pain in the ball of the foot
  • Painful corns / callus
  • Ankle pain
  • Bunions (Hallux abducto valgus)
  • Offloading for pressure areas (corns, callus and ulcers)

We often get asked these questions regarding Biomechanical Assessment & Orthotic Therapy

How do you make orthotics?

Once we have determined if orthotics are necessary and suitable for you, we take take a 3D scan of your feet. These scans are then used in combination with our biomechanical assessment to have an orthotic manufactured at our orthotic laboratory. This process takes 2 weeks from the 3D scan to the day you receive your orthotics.

Can I use orthotics I purchased at a pharmacy?

Pharmacy or other store bought orthotics may help with your foot pain. There are many different types and designs of store-bought orthotics and it is impossible to know if the ones you have are appropriate for you feet without an assessment. One thing we can say is that in general, store-bought orthotics offer only minimal support to the foot. Custom orthotics give the podiatrist the ability to use their expertise to design a device that will get the best function from your feet.

Do I really need orthotics?

It is difficult to answer this question without a biomechanical assessment. However, if your foot/leg pain gets worse with increased use or activity then there is a good chance that the way your foot functions is contributing to your pain. This is something that can be addressed with orthotic therapy.

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