Orthotics are a device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system. They are used to control, guide, limit and/or immobilise a joint, to aid in rehabilitation or to reduce weight bearing forces to reduce pain and discomfort.
Orthotic Therapy can be effective in reducing pain and discomfort of the Heel (Plantar Fasciitis), Forefoot, Ankle, Achilles, Shin, Knee, Hip and Back.
A Podium Podiatrist will complete a Biomechanical Assessment to help determine the type of Orthotic Therapy that is best. There are many types of orthotics ranging from simple 'insoles' to customised 'casted' orthotics. A Biomechanical Assessment general takes about 45mins to 1 hour to complete.