A foot orthotic works by increasing the efficiency with which the foot functions. This altered function affects the whole lower limb, pelvis and back therefore improving the bodies posture and ability to function without injury.
The insoles are put into shoes to alter the way the foot functions; so it realigns, cushions and balances the foot. A variety of different materials can be used depending on many factors such as activity levels, weight, age and the shoe type of the patient. The insoles are customised to the feet in the clinic at the time of prescription.
Children can be safely treated with appropriate insoles.
Conditions that can be treated with insoles
- Shin splints
- Heel Pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Flat feet