What are Orthotics?
Our orthotics serve as corrective and supportive devices, meticulously designed to exert specific forces on targeted parts of the foot. The goal is to increase postural stability, relieve certain tissue stresses, and boost the function of your foot and lower limb. Crafted from a range of materials based on your specific needs and activity levels, these orthotics are made to subtly fit into your sports or dress footwear.
How can orthotics help your feet?
The functionality of your feet significantly influences the rest of your body. If your foot mechanics are flawed, it can lead to numerous pathologies, affecting not just your foot but the whole body. Orthotics, when correctly prescribed and utilised, enhance foot function and aid in correcting your foot's mechanics, addressing stability, pain, gait, and movement issues.
Why choose custom orthotics?
Recognising the uniqueness of your feet and legs' structure and biomechanics, a tailored orthotic is often essential to offer the right support and adjustment to your foot and related injury. After performing an in-depth video gait analysis, we employ a 3D scan of your foot to develop an orthotic that combines support with remarkable comfort, customised to your specific needs. Typically, custom orthotics endure for around 3-4 years and can be specially designed to fit any shoe style.
Types of orthotics we offer:
Our orthotics are purposefully designed for activities like running, walking, or specific sports. Sporting orthotics boast a more robust design and feature a softer, full-length top cover to increase comfort and ward off blisters. These are perfect for footwear with a full-length removable inner sole, such as runners or footy boots.
In the past, orthotics couldn't fit into narrow dress shoes, boots, or sandals. Today, we're able to design orthotics that fit perfectly into narrow, lower-profile shoes, providing the same level of correction but with a wider range of footwear options. These come in various widths and colours to match your needs 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.
Designed to fit your cycling shoe to enhance comfort and power transfer through your pedals. Made from carbon fibre, these are light and durable and can treat a range of 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
Thanks to our digital gait analysis system, we can accurately evaluate any biomechanical complications leading to pain or other issues. We capture your gait and decode the information using top-tier software. As we assess you walking or running on a treadmill, we can determine the precise cause of your discomfort and resolve it using the best techniques, including the design of your 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.