What Are Sports Orthotics?
Sports Orthotics are custom-made orthopedic devices that fit comfortably inside your boots or training shoes and are prescribed on an individual basis by our Biomechanical Chartered Physiotherapists. When playing sports, many injuries can be avoided by ensuring you are wearing correct protection and footwear. You would not wear brogues playing a football match, so why would you wear orthotics that are not specifically designed not just for sport in general, but for your specific sport.
What We Offer
You can book an appointment with one of our Biomechanical Chartered Physiotherapists or one of our Podiatrists to be assessed on your need for sports orthotics. Often what happens is the patient will be offered temporary orthotics to wear for the first few weeks to determine if orthotics will have the desired effect. You will also be given exercises and stretches to perform during this period to help the orthotics carry out their function and prepare the body for the adjustment. If the temporary orthotics achieve the desired results generally the patient will then be prescribed custom made orthotics to continue this correction process.
Custom orthotics are designed using a foam box or by taking a dynamic scan of your gait. The orthotics are usually ready for collection within 2 weeks. Should you and the Physio agree, you can skip the temporary orthotics stage to order custom made orthotics instead if both of you feel that this is the best course of action.
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