- Myotherapy/Remedial Massage
- Exercise Physiology
Orthotics improve the overall function of your feet and lower legs by optimising the efficiency of your walking and running gait. As part of your overall management plan, use of orthotics aims to decrease your pain and improve your day to day comfort. Orthotics not only allow for injured structures to heal, they also minimise the risk of future problems and can decrease the rate of osteoarthritic degeneration.
As feet function very differently from person to person, orthotics need to have specific support and control for your specific foot type. Orthotics are made of varying materials including carbon fiber, polypropylene, and EVA foam. The material and type of orthotic used for you will depend on:
There are three options to consider when deciding on which orthotics are the best option for your foot type and circumstance:
1. Pre-Fabricated Orthotics
2. Semi-Customised Orthotics
3. Fully Customised Orthotics
Before prescribing any type of orthotics, our Podiatrists will do a full biomechanical assessment as well as a footwear assessment and, in many cases, will experiment with rigid taping to determine whether the extra arch support will provide significant benefit to you.
For more information on item numbers relating to orthotics in order to gain information from your private health insurer, see our Billing & Rebates page.