Orthotics in Sydney
What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are specially designed devices that are worn inside the shoe to control abnormal foot function and/or accommodate painful areas of the foot. Properly designed foot orthotics may compensate for impaired foot function, by controlling abnormal motion across the joints of the foot. This may result in dramatic improvement in foot symptoms. Functional foot orthotics are usually made from rigid materials, especially plastics and carbon-fibre composites. They are constructed upon a plaster impression of the feet, and modified based on the podiatrist’s/physiotherapist’s evaluation of your problem. They are normally quite comfortable, and do not feel hard or uncomfortable in the shoe. Orthotics can help manage your: Heel pain, Flat feet, Sore feet, Plantar Fascilitis, Heel Spur, Ball of foot pain, Bunions, Shin pain.
Designed for the active individual for use in an athletic-style shoe. These offer maximum benefits by providing excellent foot and leg function. Protects against injury by providing superior shock absorption. Great for golf, running, and all high impact sports.
Product description: Semi-rigid, moulded shell with soft cover extending to toes (full innersole). Dense, shock absorbing material under ball of the foot. Has extra deep heel cup for maximum control of foot function.
Casual Orthotics for Men or Women
Designed for everyday use in casual, low-heeled shoes. Provides relief of everyday pain and fatigue by supporting the foot in its ideal position within the shoe.
Product description: Semi-rigid molded shell with no cover. Takes up the minimum amount of space, yet still controls foot function.
Fashion Orthotics for Women
Designed for fashionable women’s shoes with a heel. These offer support and relief of postural and foot pains associated with women’s dress shoes. For those times when a woman has to dress up and other shoes will not do.
Product description: Semi-rigid, moulded shell with no cover. Takes up the minimum amount of space, yet still controls foot function.
Diabetic and Sensitive Feet Orthotics
Designed for those individuals who need both protection and accommodation in their feet. Ideally suited for the older individual who has sensitive feet. Also ideal for diabetics who need protection of sensitive feet or diabetic neuropathy or ulcers. Fits roomier shoes.
Product description: Full-length, soft-moulded shell. Providing maximum protection against friction and shock-absorption at the same time. Provides good control of foot function.
Designed for that still developing individual who needs support. Will help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with flat feet by gently guiding the foot into a more normal and optimal position. Fits virtually all children’s shoes. Product description: Rigid-moulded shell with extra-deep heel cup. Provides maximum control of foot function in the still flexible growing foot.
Designed for use in a narrow shoe such as a ski boot or skate (either ice or roller). In these sports, it is essential that motion of the foot be “balanced” and perpendicular to the ground. When the arch collapses, there is a corresponding rolling-in of the foot and excess pressure on the inside of the ski or skate, resulting in poor performance. The orthotic also dramatically improves the fit of the boot, increasing not only performance of the sport, but comfort
Product description: Semi-rigid shell with cover extending to toes (full length). Soft material under ball of foot moulds to the shape of the toes, resulting in greater control of the ski or skate. Also has an attached strap for easy removal from boot. Even easier, call our Sydney Physiotherapy clinic if you would like to learn more
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