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Orthotic Therapy

Foot Orthotics are used for musculoskeletal conditions including foot pain, ankle pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles problems, knee pain, arthritis and bunions. We use medical grade customised arch supports, braces, pre-fabricated orthotics and other shoe inserts. All orthotic prescription is based upon the latest research. Click here for more information.

What are Foot Orthotics?
Foot Orthotics can assist with specific conditions involving foot pain, ankle pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, achilles problems, knee pain, arthritis and bunions.

Foot orthoses are a specifically designed medical brace that is worn inside a shoe. The purpose is to alleviate foot and leg pain, improve postural imbalances, stabilise walking and running styles and improve footwear function. The practice uses 3D laser analysis and engages laboratories with exacting standards to customise your individual orthotic.

Recommendation: There are many different types of orthotics. Not all orthotics need to be customised or be costly. The practice also uses a range of pre-fabricated medical grade arch supports that are very effective. Contact the practice for a discussion on what orthotic will best suit your needs.

All Orthotics dispensed by the Centre For Podiatric Medicine are rebatable through private insurance and are accepted by Workers Compensation and The Department of Veteran Affairs.

Scientific evidence shows that musculoskeletal conditions of the foot-ankle & lower limb can be assisted with the use of an orthotic. Stabilisation of foot mechanics and altering the angular alignment of the foot through orthotics, unloads the muscles, tendons & joints of the foot-ankle & lower limb. Improved overall postural body position may also be achieved when an orthotic is tailored for an individual. If the foot-ankle complex are not aligned correctly, the lower limb will compensate and create other imbalances within the entire musculoskeletal system.

Who needs orthotics?

Orthotics (arch supports) assist foot, leg and postural discomfort due to a walking or running imbalance. Joint and muscle imbalances such as flat feet, rigid high arch feet, knock knees, leg length differences, bunions and bowed legs are all implicated in many musculoskeletal foot-leg discomfort conditions.

What specific conditions may be helped?

  • Arch pain / Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Great toe joint pain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Flat Feet
  • Pronation
  • Runners & Jumpers Knee
  • Shin Splints
  • Groin pain

Which orthotic is correct for me?

There are many types of orthotics ranging from simple cushioned gel insoles, inserts which support the arch and customised orthotics. The library has relevant articles about orthotics which can be downloaded.

The Centre For Podiatric Medicine sources a range of orthotics from quality manufacturers and laboratories who use evidence based practices.

For Prescription Orthotics we have partnered with Biolab in Western Australia for over 20 years. Biolab is one of the eminent foot orthotic laboratories in the country designing orthoses via 3D CAD CAM and 3D Non Weight Bearing Foot Scanning. The turn-around time from visit to practice to dispensing your orthotics is 10-14 days; one of the fastest in the country. If needed this process can be done within 36 hours.

Pre-Fabricated Medical Orthotics are used when customised devices are not required but the foot still needs supporting. We have partnered suppliers who manufacture high quality medical grade foot orthotics. The team at the Centre For Podiatric Medicine will determine what style of orthotic is most suited to your needs.

All Orthotic devices dispensed by the Centre For Podiatric Medicine are rebatable through private insurance and are accepted by Workers Compensation and The Department of Veteran Affairs.