Orthotics also known as ‘foot orthoses’ are supports that are custom made to suit your needs. They are designed to fit your feet with a view to helping rectify the balancing and biomechanical inadequacies of your feet and legs. Orthotics are made from scans of your feet and aim to correct biomechanics which will alleviate your symptoms. The basis of biomechanical analysis is the determination of how forces generated within the body, or how forces applied to the body, influence the way we move.
Symptoms Of Orthotic Prescription
There are a range of issues that Orthotics can be used to treat.
Some more common pathologies that could flag the need for orthotics are:
Pain In Muscles In Lower Leg
Knee, Ankle or Hip Pain
Treatment of Orthotic Prescription
Our Physiotherapists will complete a full biomechanical assessment and Gait Scan to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms. Depending on the results, corrective insoles or customised orthotics may be prescribed, which we manufacture bespoke for you using our Gait Scan technology.
Custom orthotic devices that fit into your shoe help correct the underlying structural abnormalities causing your problem. We are Ireland’s largest provider of Customised Orthotics and our team are specifically trained in orthotic prescription. For full details on this service, click here.
Most foot orthosis will last 5 to 10 years and may need to be changed if outgrown or weakened.
Our Biomechanic specialist Physiotherapists have a great deal of specific clinical experience in the management of biomechanical related injuries and problems.
Structural problems in your feet can alter your walking pattern, running pattern & cause pain throughout your body. Clear & accurate assessment of the mechanics of your lower limbs is key to understanding the profound effect that subtle faults in your foot, ankle, knee & hip alignment can cause.
Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will provide a long term solution to your problem, helping to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.