Looking for orthotics in Brisbane? Our Custom orthotics can help to relieve the pain of a number of painful foot and leg conditions.
Custom foot orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that can help treat your foot and leg problems. The easiest way to explain their purpose, is that custom foot orthotics are similar in nature and role as prescription glasses, except for your feet. However, the prescription of customised foot orthotics can be used as a short, medium or long term treatment option depending on the severity and nature of your injury or condition.
Our podiatrists recommend custom-made foot insoles as these are modelled and designed specifically for your feet, to address and resolve your foot and leg problems.
Our practitioners are in control of modelling your orthotic device every step of the way to we ensure you get the best possible outcome.
Our team understands that many injuries and conditions are often multifactorial problems that require a combination of treatments, so a key thing to note is that orthotics cannot be used in isolation as a treatment. Our podiatrists will often recommend foot orthotics as part of this combination of treatments, depending on the condition or pain you are experiencing.
Ways in which custom-made foot orthotics can work include:
Using the glasses analogy again, your orthotics work best when you're standing on them for the purpose that they were intended for. Once your condition has settled down and you're pain free then it is usually okay to wear the orthotics for 80% of time, particularly for periods where you will be on your feet for prolonged periods of time like work, sport, or running around doing errands. Factors that are individual to you determine your long term relationship with the orthotics. There are certain alternative options like Birkinstock sandals or Archies that compliment orthotic therapy for that 20% of the time that you're not in your orthotics.
To make custom orthotic shoe inserts the podiatrists at The Feet People will capture a 3D digital cast of your foot. Gone are the messy days of plaster casting. The podiatrist then prescribes and designs your orthotic using a computerised modelling program to select appropriate materials and design modifications that are specific to your feet and lower limb condition(s). This design is the sent to our orthotic laboratory where either your custom made orthotic is either 3D printed using a nylon material or milled our of a EVA.
Once the orthotic is complete the podiatrist will have a consultation with you to ensure the device fits your feet and your shoes. Any fine-tuning adjustments to make sure they are comfortable are done at the dispense appointment or within two weeks of getting the orthotics. Given the orthotics are made for your feet they should be comfortable. If they aren't comfortable after a gradual wearing in process then this can be fixed by the podiatrist.
Our podiatrists are in control of modelling your orthotic device every step of the way so we ensure you get the best possible outcomes. We back every foot orthotic as we stand behind our clinical skills and will continue to work with you if you have any concerns regarding your orthotics.
Our team can even manufacture your orthotics into thongs — an essential for a hot, Brisbane summer.
Due to the broad spectrum of conditions that orthotics can be used to treat, unfortunately we cannot provide you with a simple yes or no answer.
Here we have put together a list of common conditions that benefit from the use of orthotics.
Common conditions include:
If you are experiencing any kind of foot or lower limb pain or discomfort, then orthotics may play an important part in your treatment. The best way to find out if orthotics may be beneficial to you is by giving our support team a call, and booking in for a consultation with one of our Brisbane podiatrists.