Orthotics are custom-made in-shoe devices individually prescribed to optimise foot function in the treatment and prevention of foot and lower limb complaints. Several factors determine the way in which an orthotic is made for each person. For orthotics to obtain an optimal outcome they need to be professionally prescribed and 100% comfortable.
Orthotics help by redistributing the load you place on your feet and optimising foot and lower limb posture. By reducing the load placed on muscles, tendons & joints created by poor foot posture and function, professionally prescribed orthotics have been well documented to help treat pain and injury, reducing long term damage to the feet and legs
At Gold Coast Foot Centres orthotics are utilized by our experienced podiatrists as part of a comprehensive treatment program for common conditions such as:
- Provides support to the legs and feet
- Improvement in sport injuries
- Shock absorption
- Lower Back and Hip pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin Splints MTSS
- Patella Femoral Pain PFP Knee Pain
Orthotics at Gold Coast Foot Centre
At Gold Coast Foot Centres our podiatrists use advanced computer-aided technology to create your orthotics. A 3D scan of your feet enables your podiatrist to accurately make your custom foot orthotics with precision in a timely and effective manner. All orthotics are prescribed by your podiatrist in conjunction with a full Biomechanical Assessment and Gait analysis.
In conjunction with prescribing your orthotics your Gold Coast Foot Centres podiatrist will provide you with a comprehensive list of footwear suited to your personal circumstance and activities, whether you are on your feet for long hours at work or training to run a marathon, your orthotics should be comfortable and work in conjunction with activity appropriate footwear.
The podiatrists at Gold Coast Foot Centres will explain any associated wear in process when dispensing your orthotics and request a comprehensive follow up appointment to assess your progress.