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 operation of your feet plays a significant role in influencing your overall body health. Problems with foot mechanics can contribute to numerous pathologies in not only the foot but across your body. When accurately prescribed and applied, orthotics can enhance foot functionality and correct the mechanics of your foot, alleviating issues related to stability, pain, gait and movement.
Why choose custom orthotics?
The structure and biomechanics of your feet and legs is unique. Therefore, a custom orthotic is often required to provide the appropriate level of support and correction to your foot and type of injury. Once we’ve conducted a detailed video gait analysis, we take a 3D scan of your foot to design an orthotic that is not only supportive but extremely comfortable and tailored to your individual requirements. Custom orthotics last around 3-4 years and can be designed specifically to fit in any style of shoe.
Types of orthotics we offer:
Orthotics tailored specifically for running, walking, or particular sports. Our sports orthotics are designed with durability in mind and come with a softer, full-length top cover to enhance comfort and prevent blisters. They are appropriate for shoes with a full-length removable inner sole, such as running shoes or footy boots.
Previously, fitting orthotics into narrow dress shoes, boots, and sandals posed a challenge. Now, we can craft orthotics that not only fit in narrow, lower-profile shoes but also offer the same level of correction and a wider choice of shoes. These are available in a selection of widths and colours to cater to your needs and fashion sense.
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.
Created to suit your cycling shoe, augmenting comfort and power transmission through your pedals. These orthotics, made from carbon fibre, are light yet durable and can help manage a range of cycling-related foot troubles.
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.