Orthotic Therapy

Orthotic Therapy

Orthotics are podiatric medical devices placed into your footwear designed specifically to improve foot function and lower leg mechanics. They work by restoring and supporting the foot’s normal arch and lower limb alignment. Orthotic therapy is one of our services we offer for people who may display biomechanical anomalies in their walking or running. These include:

  • Excess pronation
  • Over supination
  • Ankle instability
  • Pelvic tilt
  • Leg length discrepancies
  • Unusual walking/running patterns

Types of Orthotics

At Penrith Podiatry – Foot and Ankle Clinic we can prescribe many different types of orthotics depending on your needs and budget.

These include:

  • Cushioning
  • Pre-fabricated
  • Custom-made

Custom Made Orthotics

Custom-made orthotics are best prescribed by qualified podiatrists following thorough assessment and gait analysis. They are tailored to your needs and prescribed to treat and prevent a number of lower leg and foot problems. Custom-made orthotics can be made out of a range of materials (rigid or soft) and designs (thick or thin) to suit any foot and footwear requirement.

Our podiatrists have many years of training and experience with prescribing custom – made orthotics for children, adults, seniors and sports. They follow strict guidelines to ensure your orthotics are prescribed accurately. They will guide you through the whole process at Penrith Podiatry from the initial assessment and gait analysis, to the casting, orthotic prescription, fitting and review.

Why See A Podiatrist for Orthotic Therapy?

There are a number of reasons why you should see a podiatrist for orthotic therapy. Our podiatrists at Penrith Podiatry – Foot and Ankle Clinic are university trained in all aspects of orthotic therapy from biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to manufacture. That makes podiatrists foot and lower limb specialists and you can rest assured that your feet are in the best hands!

Who Can Benefit from Orthotics

Orthotics work by improving foot function and posture. They may assist to eradicate pain from activities where there is prolonged standing, walking or running. Orthotics are for everybody from children and adults all the way to seniors and professionals, all can benefit from the use of orthotics.

Penrith Podiatry – Foot and Ankle Clinic has a special interest in sports podiatry. We can tailor make an orthotic to a particular sport and regularly fit orthotics into sports shoes. Our sports focused podiatrists believe that custom-made orthotics can help improve performance, alleviate pain and prevent injury.

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