What are orthotics?
Orthotics otherwise known as arch supports, shoe inserts or supportive insoles are designed to help the mechanics of your foot or feet. The orthotic does this by providing support around the problem area of your foot/feet.
The orthotic can alter where you put pressure through your foot, or give you support in weaker areas that need help take the strain away from problem areas of your body.
Issues orthotics can help with:
- Foot pain
- Big toe pain
- Collapsed arch of the foot
- Weak foot arch
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ankle pain
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Back pain
What we offer
Before prescribing an orthotic you will first be assessed by either a chiropractor, physiotherapist or sports therapist. If the practitioner thinks that a set of orthotics will be useful then they may recommend a specific type of orthotic for you to try.
In most cases we try to give our patient foot exercises to help with the natural strength and conditioning of the foot. If exercises have not worked or if the problem is severe for just exercises, then an orthotic is recommended.
Benefits of an assessment with one of our practitioners
- Be seen and assessed quickly
- Diagnostic ultrasound available in clinic for fast and accurate diagnosis
- Orthotics available in clinic
Overall, the selective use of orthotics can greatly assist in the management of some of these complaints alongside certain exercises. All of our practitioners are trained to recognise when foot orthotics may be beneficial. We are a recognised supplier of Superfeet Orthotics and these are available in a variety of fittings, usually stocked within the Clinic.
The use of foot orthotics can be discussed with your Chiropractor during your consultation.
Pair of Orthotics – £30