What are custom orthotics? – Foot orthoses are shoe inserts designed to improve your foot and leg mechanics so that your feet can function more efficiently, improving performance and preventing injury.
The podiatrist who treats your lower limbs and feet, who has also analysed and diagnosed your foot and gait pattern is the same person to design your custom full length EVA orthotics. First in Feet Podiatry do not send your orthotics to be modelled and made by a third party. By using one of the best 3D scanning, modelling and milling CAD/CAM orthotic systems in the world, we are able to produce some the best foot orthotics in the world.
When are orthotics used? – In cases of trauma, overuse injuries and general lower back/hip/knee/leg/ankle/foot pain, your Podiatrist may prescribe orthotics after a comprehensive assessment, taking into account your own biomechanics, footwear, occupational and lifestyle factors.
Orthotics can be used for the following:
- Lower Back Pain (if foot mechanics is a contributing factor)
- Hip Pain (trochanteric bursitis, arthritis, increased loads)
- Heel pain (plantar fasciitis, heel spur, nerve entrapment, fat pad syndrome)
- Posterior Tibial Muscle Tendon Dysfunction
- Shin Splints
- Achilles tendon Injuries
- Knee pain (Patello Femoral Syndrome/Chondromalacia Patella, Medial Knee Compartment pain, Pre Patella Bursitis, Arthritis, Trauma, ITB syndrome)
- Forefoot Pain including Plantar Plate tears, Morton’s Neuromas, Metatarsalgia, Intermetatarsal Bursitis, Fat Pad Atrophy and Skin lesions such as corns and calluses
- Post-Surgical Conditions (Post Knee or Hip Replacement)
- Trauma including Stress Fractures, Muscle/Tendon/Ligament tears and strains
- Ankle Sprains and fractures
- High Heel Orthotic Options
- Bunions (Hallux Abducto-Valgus)
- Osteo Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Leg Length Differences
FOOT PRESSURE MEASUREMENT:
First in Feet Podiatry utilizes a pressure measurement plate to clinically measure the forces occurring through your feet. Deflecting forces from painful bunions or heels to protecting an ulcerated wound, we are able to diagnose, measure and get the best result.
3D LASER SCANNER:
No more messy plaster casting required! A 3D laser scanner is used to accurately capture the exact contours of the individuals feet ensuring the most accurate and comfortable fitting orthotics are produced.