Select Page

Custom Foot Orthotics

physio-mlb-custom-foot-orthoticsWhat 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.

We can now check your feet using revolutionary computer technology that is accurate and reliable!

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.

Feet problems can cause knee problems that can cause low back problems that can cause neck problems. Consider how faulty foundations of a house will cause the cornices to crack. Your body is the same faulty foundations equals faulty posture.

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.

In some cases you will be able to save up to 50% of the cost. The quality is outstanding and no different from ordering from a podiatrist as we commonly use the same equipment to assess and consequently the same lab to order the orthotics.

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.