Why choose Physio4life?
Physio4Life is a specialist biomechanical assessment and orthotics clinic in Putney London SW15 prescribing orthotics. These medical insoles (orthotics) are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
We investigate any issues you are experiencing and take a full medical history. We look to identify any problems that are due to extrinsic or intrinsic factors or indeed both.
Physio4life has helped sports professionals and athletes, and assist people from many different walks of life to help improve their quality of life and sport.
How can Orthotics help me?
They help to reduce stress on the feet, knees, hips and lower back during everyday activities like walking, running, cycling and even while standing still. 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.
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 absorption will be improved.
Runners, athletes and sports people have noticed considerable improvement in performance from wearing bespoke orthotics.
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:
- Localised Foot pain
- Bunions or Hammer toes
- Arch or Heel pain
- Leg or Knee pain
- Hip, Back or even Neck pain
Our experts take one hour to complete a comprehensive assessment, which will identify the necessity for orthotics and any other forms of treatment or conditioning. They won’t just look at your feet they will assess your whole lower limb to get a thorough understanding of your situation.
The orthotics we prescribe are manufactured by The Orthotic Group (TOG) who is the world leader in custom designed, high quality Orthotic foot insoles.
They are made from unique memory flex plastics to meet your individual foot care needs (unlike most generic insoles, which tend to be made from polypropylene that has a short life span and flattens under constant stress).
Each individual insole is prescribed following an in-depth Biomechanical Analysis that incorporates the high technology of the Quintic digital video software along with TOG GaitScan™ System.
Combining diagnostic and educational capabilities, Gaitscan provides comprehensive biomechanical evaluation for each patient. In-depth reports give access to over one million data points which break down deviations from optimal biomechanics and assist in effectively diagnosing & prescribing orthotic solutions.