What are Custom Foot Orthotics?
These are custom-made foot orthoses that are inserted to your shoe to correct different types of foot deformity such as flat feet, pronation and supination of feet and ankle, claw, hammer or mallet toe, bunions etc by reducing the pressure on the affected areas, enhacing foot support and by limiting movement.
Foot orthotics are used to correct foot problems that are either genetically present or that have developed through trauma, lack of foot support, prolong standing and negligence of foot ulcers.
Do you need Custom Foot Orthotics?
- Are your feet sore, first thing in the morning?
- Do you have shin pain, unexplained back or knee pain?
- Do you shift from one foot to the other when standing in a queue?
- Would you like to improve your overall foot function?
If you answered yes to the above questions then chances are you need the 3 arches in your feet checked.
Should the examination determine that your feet need help the computer program designs the foot orthotic that your feet need which is then sent to the orthotic lab for manufacture.
Latest Computer Technology used
The program is unique in that it assesses the arches in your feet when you weight bear and walk. Utilising 4096 industrial sensors it provides a precise 2D & 3D computer generated picture of your feet in action as you walk across the sensor pad. The program also provides a sophisticated explanation and printed report of your foot mechanics that assists with orthotic, shoe and/or runner solutions.
Podiatry custom foot orthotics often cost in excess of $800. With this revolutionary technology we can half the cost and increase the accuracy of the orthotic!
Gone are the days when a Podiatrist would cast your foot in a sitting position (non weight bearing) that can be less accurate as the arches in your feet change when you stand and load e.g 75 kg of weight.
The average pair of feet walk equivalent of 4 times around the world in their lifetime, so its no surprise that the arches in our feet will sometimes fail us.
Claiming Custom Orthotics from Insurance
You will need to check with your private health insurance company whether they would cover the cost for custom made orthotics prescribed by a Physiotherapist.
Most will……. others won’t, so best to call them first.
Our prices are very competitive in comparison to what others would charge.
As a result, whether you are insured or not, our prices are affordable and cost effective. Do your homework as it can save you hundreds of dollars.
Make an appointment at Physiotherapist Melbourne or call us on (03) 9380 5434.