Most chronic foot and leg complaints are caused by the way you walk and run. Foot posture doesn't just effect foot function, but also leg, knee, hip and back function. No two feet are the same and as such foot orthotics often incorporate specific designs for each individual and each foot.
Foot orthotics are prescribed by podiatrists to help redistribute forces and loads that cause chronic foot and leg injuries. This will ensure that your foot or leg condition can rehabilitate in a timely manner and also help prevent the reoccurrence of the injury. Many foot and leg injuries are mechanical in nature. These mechanical issues can arise from poor foot posture or poor functional stability through the legs and pelvis. Addressing these issues with mechanical treatments (foot orthotics, footwear, plantar padding) as well as functional strength and flexibility exercises is key to a successful treatment outcome.
Foot orthotics come in a wide variety of types and materials specifically designed to suit your foot posture and footwear. They can be functional to help with injury management and prevention and accommodative to cushion and offload tender pressure areas. To see what's involved, visit www.footwork.com.au. The latest digital and CAD milling technology is used to produce the most accurate and comfortable orthotic product on the market.
A comprehensive assessment is required to determine the correct prescription for foot orthotics. Foot orthotics are often one component of your treatment plan. Stretches, functional exercises, soft tissue therapy, dry needling and footwear advice are used in conjunction with your orthotics to improve your symptoms sooner.
Base Podiatry uses the services of the Victorian orthotic laboratory Footwork Podiatric Laboratory for manufacture of custom foot orthotics made to the podiatrists prescription. Recovers, modifications and adjustments are performed by the podiatrist on site either during your consultation or within 2 working days.
Call 1300 776 055 to book in for your foot orthotic assessment at Base Podiatry.