What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are supportive and corrective devices designed to apply direct forces to certain aspects of the foot to improve postural stability, decrease certain tissue stresses and improve foot and lower limb function. They are made from many different materials depending on your activity levels and pathology. Our orthotics are specifically designed to fit discreetly inside your sports or dress shoe.
How can orthotics help your feet?
The way the feet function has a direct influence on the rest of your body. If there is an issue with your foot mechanics it can contribute to many pathologies not only in the foot but throughout the rest of the body. Orthotics, when accurately prescribed and used, improve foot function and assist in correcting the mechanics of your foot to address issues with stability, pain, gait and movement.
Why choose custom orthotics?
The unique structure and biomechanics of your feet and legs often necessitate a custom orthotic for the appropriate support and correction of your foot and specific injury. After a detailed video gait analysis, we utilise a 3D scan of your foot to design an orthotic that is both supportive and supremely comfortable, customised to meet your individual needs. Custom orthotics have a lifespan of around 3-4 years and can be specifically designed to fit any style of shoe.
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.
Previously orthotics weren’t able to fit in narrow dress shoes, boots and sandals. We can now design orthotics that can be worn in narrow, lower profile shoes that provide the same level of correction but be worn in a wider variety of shoes. These come in a range of width and colours to suit your needs and style.
We provide ultra-slim orthotics, made especially for shoes that can't fit a traditional orthotic. These are fitting for open-toed shoes, sandals, and some 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
Our digital gait analysis system allows accurate assessment of any biomechanical problems that are causing pain or other concerns. We record your gait and then process the information using state-of-the-art software. By assessing you either walking or running on a treadmill we can detect the exact cause of your problem and address it with the best techniques available, including designing 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.