Custom Orthotics Fairfield Qld
Orthotics are often a little of the unknown.
Do you really need them? Will they work? What makes one pair better than another?
Orthotics are innersoles or shoe inserts designed to support the natural contours of the foot whilst correcting alignment and improving foot function in general. Podiatrists use Orthotic devices for the treatment, support and rehabilitation of foot conditions such as Heel Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Diabetic foot ulcers, ankle sprains and different abnormalities in the feet, ankles, legs and even hips.
Here at Adrenalin Podiatry we use CADCAM Orthotics, Powered by Lasercam a computer aided design program that enables a 3D scan to be taken of the foot in an adjusted position to ensure a therapeutic postural realignment of the foot. CADCAM Orthotics are made of the highest quality medical grade EVA, the compression set is below 5% therefore a longer lasting device providing better clinical outcomes for Adrenalin Podiatry Patients.
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The scanning process is quick and simple, personalised measurements or prescription specific to the individual foot compliment the scan and these are sent to the CADCAM Laboratory for crafting.
The initial orthotic prescription is formulated by the Podiatrist based on the patient’s foot presentation and their foot problem but the actual orthotic appearance can be chosen by the patient. Orthotics can be made in different colours, materials, textures and levels of cushioning. As I sit here writing this article I have just received a pair of custom-made functional orthotics with purple and yellow swirls on the bottom surface and a multi-colored top surface – bright and happy in appearance.
Made To Fit Most Shoes Types
Our Orthotic devices can be made to fit most shoe types. School shoes, work boots, football boots, heels/dress shoes and some sandals. Initially a wearing in process over a few days may be required to gently introduce the feet to a changed surface. In general all feet respond immediately and positively to the customised orthotic device.
The patient will be required to return for a follow-up appointment after a few weeks to review the orthotics, general fit and shoe wear and unless there are any new foot injuries or the orthotics are lost, an appointment for an annual review will be made, where again a simple measure of correct fit and contouring of the orthotic to the foot will be assessed and recorded.