Custom orthotics, insoles and heel raises
- All orthotics made at Physio4Life come with a lifetime warranty and guarantee.
- We use the latest technology and materials in manufacturing orthotics.
What are Orthotics?
Prescription orthotics are medical insoles that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They work in a similar way to braces on your teeth, by gently exerting pressure on your feet to bring them back into proper alignment. They simply slip into your shoes and are made of a flexible moulded plastic. Once your feet are working in the way they were designed to there will be reduced muscle strain, as the body does not have to try to control the poor mechanics, and shock absorbing will be improved.
How do I know if I need Orthotics?
There are several ways in which you can tell if you have faulty foot mechanics, and could therefore benefit from a pair of custom made orthotics. These include experiencing the following symptoms:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions or hammer toes
- Arch or heel pain
- Leg or knee pain
- Hip, back or even neck pain
Once the need for orthotics has been established, Physio4Life can use the latest GaitScan™ technology to carry out gait analysis and thus prescribe the orthotics that are perfect for you.
The foot forms part of the kinetic chain that exists throughout your body. Thus poor foot mechanics can lead to pain not only in your feet, but also in your knees, hips and back.
Structural problems in you feet can alter your walking pattern , and thus the way you walk (your gait) can be analysed to detect unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body, and determine whether or not you are a candidate for prescription foot orthotics.
At Phsio4Life this analysis of foot biomechanics and the production of orthotics is done using the TOG (The Orthotic Group) GaitScan™ System and Quintec video analysis. It is done easily and painlessly, and takes just 45 minutes.
The GaitScan™ consists of a computerized pressure plate that is attached to a computer. As you walk across the plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure throughout the sole of your foot over time, and the computer then uses this information to produce 2-D and 3-D visual representations of the pressures under your feet on the screen. To maximise the information obtained, images are produced from when you are standing stationary with both feet on the plate, walking onto the plate, each foot at a time, or jogging onto it.
The results of an analysis can then be discussed with you, and, if it is decided that orthotics are needed the results are emailed to TOG, and orthotics can be made to your requirements and returned within 15-20 days.
Heel Wedges – Our Price £2.75 each
Heel wedges raise the heel on one side only, sloping towards the other side of the hee
Heel Raises – Our Price £2.75 each
Heel raises raise both side of the heel equally by a certain amount, tilting forward towards the toe
Custom Orthotics – Our Price £260
First a biomachanical assessment and gait scan is carried out to assess whether or not it would benefit you to have the orthotics. (see biomechanical assessments) Biomechanical Assessments cost £94 and orthotics are £260 on top if required.
Then a foam mould it taken of both of your feet and this is sent to Canada where the orthotics are made.
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