Take the pain out of running with prescription orthotics
Exercising is tough enough without being in constant pain. Orthotics can reduce stress on the body, protect against injuries and even improve performance by correcting the alignment of your feet.
Do you experience discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, back or neck when you head out for a jog? Is it preventing you from getting the best out of your exercise routine, or has it even stopped you from playing sports altogether? Many common injuries and niggles can be traced back to imbalances in your feet that cause problems in your gait. Book an appointment with the biomechanical assessment and orthotics clinic at Physio4Life and we can fit you for custom built insoles called orthotics to take the pain out of your exercise routine and allow you to push yourself harder than ever.
I've had a great experience with Physio4Life. Their physiotherapist Hugo Chinchilla has solved my lower back pain within 5 sessions. An excellent and very friendly professional I'd definitely recommend to anyone.
James has been instrumental in making sure I return to play as soon as possible, being a professional netball athlete my feet are hugely important. James was able to diagnose various issues with my feet, and clearly explain how these could be modified with the orthotics he would mould for me.
He went above and beyond to provide the best service possible and I am eternally grateful.
I use physio4life on two counts - James is a brilliant physiotherapist, knowledgeable, skilful (and humorous); and Dan runs an older persons' circuit training exercise class - great fun, and as accessible or challenging as you want to make it
Physio4life have helped me with running injuries, pregnancy related issues and training related injuries post baby. I have seen a few of their physiotherapists over the years and all have been incredibly knowledgeable and effective at getting me back to fighting fit. I would recommend their service to anyone needing physiotherapy or sports massage.
Professional, affordable and expert osteopathic service. Pierre Meslet helped me recover from a long term injury on my left shoulder following a diagnosed impingement and bursitis. Thank you ever so much!
I have to give massive thanks to James McCormack at Physio4Life. On a training run two weeks before the 2016 New York City Marathon (my first ever marathon!) I had severe pain in my knee, later diagnosed as Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS). I initially thought I wasn't going to be able to compete and all the months of training had been for nothing. But on the 6th November 2016, through James' help, I managed to finish the marathon!
I can't thank James and Physio4Life enough. I'll certainly be back to attend their running clinic before my next running event!
I saw Rebecca regarding pain in my knee when running after having had trouble with diagnosis of the problem previously. She identified my issue straight away and sorted my problem in a few sessions and through exercises she gave me. The problem has now completely gone away and i'm running better and faster than ever. Cannot recommend here highly enough, professional, courteous and superb facilities.
I have been going to physio sessions here for the past two weeks - best decision ever. The treatment with Niamh has been very pleasant and helpful both mentally and physically since day one. Thank you 🙂
Amazing, Amazing!!!! I encountered a calf injury 5 weeks before the Great North Run and I thought my life had ended….not only did Physio 4 Life nurture my leg back to life, their guidance and bed side manner is second to none…A massive Thank you to you all for getting me over that line without further injury!! I think...I did it!
I saw Hugo shortly after running the last 20 miles of the London Marathon with a rather damaged Achilles' tendon. Over the following weeks his expert hands and understanding eliminated the inflammation and cured the problem. It was a classic case of some pain but plenty of gain. I've just got back from the European Long distance triathlon championships in Poland, and am pleased to report that on its first test, the Achilles held up perfectly over the marathon distance without a hint of a problem.
I cannot recommend physio4life and its staff enough. I have been treated by Victoria for both Achilles problems and a dislocated shoulder and she is an excellent physio - she is very professional, knowledgeable and is able to explain the treatment and exercises she prescribes to a layman like me! On a personal level, she is lovely. The reception staff are also very helpful and accommodating - Victoria is in very high demand but they always manage to find an appointment early morning or in the evening to fit in with work.
I play competitive rugby and run recreationally and had been struggling with my lower back and hamstrings for 6 months. Faye at Physio 4 Life has been amazing and has sorted these issues out over several sessions. She has been professional, friendly and most importantly, effective - I can't recommend her enough!
After several months with a sore knee I went to Physio4Life along with my son who is an up and coming tennis player training up to 4 hours a day. We were fully assessed and several biomechanical issues were spotted with our feet and orthotics ordered. They arrived quickly and were more comfortable than I had ever had. The first thing I noticed was how much better I was moving around the court. They have been a great success for both of us and importantly my knee pain has gone. You won’t see me playing at Wimbledon without them.
I have been using Physio for life for 2 years now. Dans boot camps have been fantastic for helping get back (and stay) in shape after babies. I have recently had cause to seek Physio for a sore knee from a skiing accident - Jade has been amazing in assisting with a speedy recovery. To compliment the physio I had a sports massage today with Marni which was amazing. She loosened off all my stiff muscles and I left feeling fantastic. Thanks Physio for Life to keeping me in tip top condition.
Top sports massage at Physio4Life - transformational. Really. Marta is hugely knowledgeable, highly professional and a superb massage therapist. I floated out feeling confident that I will be able to train well for my upcoming 10K swim. Thank you!
I have been going to physio sessions here for the past two weeks. The staff are always friendly and helpful, and the whole place has a great atmosphere. The treatment has been professional, thorough, and effective. I have already recommended Physio4Life to several friends!
By aligning your feet correctly, prescription orthotics reduce the stress on the body caused by running, walking or even just standing for long periods of time. Muscles, ligaments and bones are all subject to the shock of impact when you exercise, and an imbalance in your gait can quickly cause wear and tear if you are an active person. Addressing alignment issues can help to keep your body in better shape, leaving you more comfortable when moving about and more confident in your body’s ability to withstand a tough exercise regime. Orthotics can even make the transfer of energy through your feet more efficiently when running or cycling, helping you to optimise your performance.
If you suffer from bunions, hammer toes, arch pain, heel pain or regular localised foot pain then get in touch and we can give you advice on how orthotics could be helping you, too.
Will any insoles do?
No. Most generic insoles bought in shops are made of polypropylene, which can flatten out under constant pressure and become ineffective very quickly. Shop-bought insoles aren’t shaped to fit your individual feet and this can actually make gait problem worse and leave you prone to injury. While sports shops now regularly offer gait analysis in helping customers choose running shoe or cross trainer, they are not able to offer the accuracy of testing or the personalised prescription you need to ensure the perfect fit.
We use TOG Orthotics
At Physio4Life every orthotic we prescribe is uniquely shaped to follow the contours of your feet so that our footwear works in harmony with your body. All of our custom built insoles are manufactured from memory flex plastic by TOG – the world leader in orthotic foot insoles. TOG orthotics maintain their shape and improve your gait, whether you exercise once a month or once a day. We carry out biomechanical and gait analysis using state-of-the-art digital software and the TOG GaitScan System™ and we offer a free 6-month check-up as part of our service. Every bespoke orthotic insole we prescribe also comes with a lifetime guarantee.