Orthotics @ Physio Fitness
|Conditions that can be relieved and treated with orthotics are ‘shin splints’, metatarsalgia, heel pain, ankle instability, achilles tendonitis, patello-femoral pain, post-operative knee and hip surgery, hip and buttock pain, lower back pain just to name a few.
Many of the problems associated with foot mechanics can be easily fixed with insoles.
Your feet are not only important because they support you with each step you take, they also have a direct impact on the rest of your body. It is therefore important to understand this relationship. For instance, did you know that:
- A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort to your knees, hips and lower back.
- When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight.
- The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day! That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times around the world. That is a lot of walking and with ill-fitting shoes not only do you suffer from painful feet, think of the damage you do to the rest of your body!
- In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
- Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes that are stressful to the feet and the body.
|| All our physio clinics have ‘Gait Scan®’ state of the art pressure plate hardware and computer software technology allowing our Physiotherapists to assess and analyse your feet while standing and walking.
We can determine what problems you may have and can diagnose if they may be contributing to your symptoms or injuries. We can then determine if you need custom orthotics.
This technology benefits a wide range of patients, from diabetic patients with poor, isolated foot function to high level athletes who require support to maintain effective lower limb biomechanics throughout strenuous training schedules.
For more information on the Gaitscan® system and orthotics you can view the Gaitscan Custom Orthotic Video Presentation.
Gaitscan Custom Orthotics (2 pairs) $748
Gaitscan Custom Orthotics (child pair) $399