Foot Orthoses

Foot orthoses are shoe inserts  designed to support align  or  aid to improve the function of the feet.  They are also often called “orthotics”.  Orthoses .

There are many different  kinds of orthoses. The orthoses recommended by your podiatrist are prescription devices. Custom made to suit  your individual needs and biomechanics ( the way your body moves).

Who wears orthoses?

People of all ages with a variety of foot or lower leg problems wear orthoses. Sportspeople are often  prescribed orthoses  by their podiatrist to help maximise their performance, as well as to address mechanical problems.

Anyone suffering from a chronic foot or lower limb condition which is limiting their mobility or independence may benefit from wearing orthoses.

When are orthoses used ?

Your podiatrist may prescribe orthoses for your particular foot problem after a comprehensive assessment, taking  into account your own biomechanics, footwear, and occupational and lifestyles factors.

Orthoses provide valuable long term solutions in the treatment and prevention of corns , callous and ulceration by redistributing the pressure of the body’s weight on the feet

Orthoses also help with rehabilitation  of acute and chronic foot conditions such as tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprain and stress fractures, by providing consistent postural control.

Designing  a care plan for orthoses .

If orthoses are recommended, your podiatrist will design a care plan, this plan will  outline your diagnosis, the type of  orthoses you have been prescribed, proposed footwear to wear with your orthoses, lifestyle changes you may need to make, as well as any additional treatment which may be required .

What type of orthoses

Cushioning orthoses

Provide cushioning and padding underfoot with shock absorption during walking .

Pressure relief

Orthoses offer additional relief by redistributing the pressure on  problem areas of the foot.

Moulded cast or non cast orthoses

Offer similar features with superior fit, whilst prefabricated orthoses provide relief with the benefits of being customised by your podiatrist.

Functional foot ( customized kinetic)

Orthoses offer all these features, plus the benefit of postural realignment.

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Podiatrists at Wide Bay Podiatry  are primary health care practitioners for disorders of the foot and lower leg, dealing not only with diagnosis and treatment, but also prevention and rehabilitation.  When  prescribing orthoses , your podiatrist provides a comprehensive service to ensure safe and effective foot care, including:

  • A full clinical assessment of your foot problem prior to prescription.
  • Prescription of orthoses tailored to individual needs.
  • Provision of any additional treatment required.
  • Advice regarding  exercises, footwear and training methods where relevant
  • Complete control over prescribing , making and fitting your orthoses.
  • Comprehensive follow up initial and ongoing  treatment plan.
  • Fine tuning or correction of any problems experienced in wearing the orthoses.


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