What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are designed as corrective and supportive devices with the ability to apply specific forces to targeted areas of the foot. They aid in enhancing postural stability, reducing stress on certain tissues, and improving foot and lower limb function. The selection of materials depends on your activity level and pathology. We design our orthotics to fit unobtrusively inside your dress or sports shoes.
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?
Your feet and legs' structure and biomechanics are one of a kind. Hence, a custom orthotic is typically needed to deliver the right level of support and correction to your foot and corresponding injury. Once we've carried out an extensive video gait analysis, we capture a 3D scan of your foot to create an orthotic that is not only supportive but also exceptionally comfortable, designed to your specific requirements. Custom orthotics, lasting about 3-4 years, can be tailored to fit any style of shoe.
Types of orthotics we offer:
Orthotics designed specifically for running, walking or specific sports. Sports orthotics are designed to be more durable with a softer, full-length top cover to improve comfort and prevent blisters. These are suitable for shoes with a full-length removable inner sole such as a running shoe or football boot.
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.
Ultra-slim orthotics, designed for shoes that won't accommodate a standard orthotic. These are appropriate for open-toed shoes, sandals, and some 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.