What are Orthotics?
Specific forces are applied to certain parts of the foot using orthotics, designed to serve as supportive and corrective devices. They contribute to improved postural stability, reduced stresses in particular tissues, and better foot and lower limb function. Depending on the pathology and the level of activity, a variety of materials are used to make orthotics. Our orthotics are designed to be discreet, easily fitting inside your sports or dress shoes.
How can orthotics help your feet?
Foot function directly affects the rest of the body. Issues with your foot mechanics can result in various pathologies not only in your foot but also in other parts of your body. When prescribed and used accurately, orthotics can enhance foot function and correct your foot's mechanics, addressing problems with stability, pain, gait, and movement.
Why choose custom orthotics?
Given the unique structure and biomechanics of your feet and legs, a custom orthotic is usually necessary to deliver the suitable level of support and correction to your foot and specific injury. Following a comprehensive video gait analysis, we utilise a 3D scan of your foot to create an orthotic that is supportive, exceedingly comfortable, and custom-made to your unique needs. Custom orthotics typically last between 3-4 years and can be designed to fit any shoe style.
Types of orthotics we offer:
Orthotics specifically crafted for running, walking, or distinct sports. These sports orthotics are designed for added durability, featuring a softer, full-length top cover to enhance comfort and deter blister formation. They're suitable for shoes with a removable full-length inner sole, like running shoes or footy boots.
Orthotics used to struggle to fit into narrow dress shoes, boots, and sandals. These days, we can design orthotics to comfortably fit into narrow, low-profile shoes while offering the same level of correction, and a broader variety of shoe options. These orthotics come in a range of widths and colours to suit your requirements and style.
We offer ultra-thin orthotics, crafted for footwear that can't fit a regular orthotic. These are ideal for open-toed shoes, sandals, and certain high heels.
Crafted to fit snugly into your cycling shoe to maximise comfort and improve power transfer to your pedals. Made from carbon fibre, these orthotics are both light and robust, suitable for addressing numerous cycling-related foot problems.
If you have many different shoes, we offer 40% off your second pair of orthotics!
Did you know that our orthotics are designed using a 3D printer that generates 90% less plastic waste than normal orthotics?
Gait Analysis for Orthotic Prescription
Our digital gait analysis system empowers us to accurately assess any biomechanical irregularities causing discomfort or other concerns. We record your gait and analyse the data using state-of-the-art software. By observing you walk or run on a treadmill, we can accurately identify the root cause of your issue and tackle it with the most appropriate techniques, including the creation of custom orthotics.
New Patient Offer
Melbourne Podiatry Clinic offer a Gap Free Assessment to new patients. This assessment includes a comprehensive history, lower limb assessment, video gait analysis, explanation of our findings and a detailed treatment plan. By the end of your free consultation, you will have a clear understanding of what your foot issue is and how it can be treated.
Terms & Conditions
- No Gap refers to no out of pocket expense for the first consult for those with extras private health insurance.
- For those without private health insurance, a fee of $49 applies to the initial consult.
- You must mention the offer when booking your appointment.
- This offer is a detailed assessment only, does not include treatment including skin/nails.
If you’re considering that you may need foot orthotics and you have spoken to other people who have had them, you’ve probably encountered some discussion of the problems associated with orthotics.
Below is a link to an article to address, with full disclosure, four of the most common problems that may occur with foot orthotics. We will also discuss the cause of these problems, and how you may be able to avoid them. These problems occasionally occur, although they can be avoided, and often amended if first, we understand them.
At Melbourne Podiatry Clinic we are passionate about the benefits of custom-made foot orthotics. We have made it our goal to deliver world-class foot orthotics as part of our rehabilitation programs for people who they are suitable for. We have been through extensive training in orthotic prescription as part of our podiatry university degrees and have prescribed over 4000 pairs ourselves.