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?
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:
We design orthotics specifically for running, walking, or various sports. Our sports orthotics are created with a more durable design, including a softer, full-length top cover for added comfort and blister prevention. They're fitting for shoes with a full-length removable inner sole, such as runners or footy boots.
Historically, orthotics had trouble fitting in narrow dress shoes, boots, and sandals. Now, we are able to create orthotics that can be worn in narrow, lower-profile shoes, providing the same level of correction, but with an expanded range of shoe options. These come in various widths and colours to align with your needs and personal style.
Super-slim orthotics, designed specifically for shoes that can't house a normal orthotic. These are suitable for open-toed footwear, sandals, and some types of 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.