What Are Orthotics?
Custom made orthotics help support the bones in your feet and create proper alignment. We make orthotics to reposition the foot structure to reduce the stress and pain on the joints that are causing the discomfort.
What Are They
The semi - rigid orthotic is usually made of a strong, solid material, plastic or carbon fibre. The main purpose is to control the motion of the joints below the ankle. They may be used to help relieve conditions connected with walking such as back, thigh and leg strains.
A softer orthotic can be supplied, made from a compressible material and used as a shock absorbent material or to relieve a pressure point under the foot. They are particularly beneficial to patients with arthritis or diabetes.
Your orthotic may be semi-rigid. These can be used to assist athletes to achieve optimum balance and movement whilst performing sport.
Orthotics can be used to treat children who have been diagnosed with foot deformities. These need to be replaced as the child's feet grow and develop.
How do Orthotics Work
Your orthotic will gently and consistently hold your foot into the optimum position and allow the foot to function correctly when walking, running and standing. With the help of your orthotics, pressure points, improper rotation of feet and muscle strain can be eliminated and the feet will then be functioning as they were designed to do. Once you are used to wearing them you will find them so comfortable that you will wonder how you ever managed without them.
Orthotics... How long will I have to wear them?
No one knows. Orthotics work in the same way as glasses, the optician prescribes glasses to help you see but they do not cure your vision. Orthotics work in the same way - they help you function in a better way and will continue to work as long as you wear them or as long as you wish to avoid discomfort.
Orthotics for Your Life Style
Your orthotics will be designed for your shoe type and made to function for that type of shoe. If you require other designs for other activities we are used to catering for most activities.
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