Who wears foot orthotics?
Anybody! They can be used to treat all manner of problems. They work very well for children and adults of all ages. Sports people, gym goers and for work boots and work shoes. We’ve treated nurses, policemen, teachers, actors, athletes, lawyers, judges and vicars!
What are orthotics?
Foot orthotics are custom made medical insoles. They are made individually for you and are a support that fits inside your shoes.
Most foot pain is as a result of faulty alignments of the foot bones and foot shape. This poor alignment can cause bunions, toe deformities, pain in the heel and arches and balls of the foot.
Foot orthotics are used to realign these foot joints and reduce the stresses on the painful over-worked joints, tendons and ligaments. Foot orthotics are carefully shaped to gently lift collapsed arches or alter the position of feet that lean in or out too far.
What is Podiatry?
Podiatry is a medical speciality that focuses on the management of foot problems. Often treatment involves foot orthotics – specially designed insoles – affecting not only your feet but also bringing beneficial effects to your legs, back and overall posture.