Orthotics can comfortably stabilise the foot, support the arch and correctly align foot posture.

By altering the way your foot reacts when you walk we can also adjust leg motion and even hip, pelvis and lower back positioning to improve your lower limb biomechanics and body posture.

Your Orthotics are light-weight and thin, very durable, will slip in and out of most shoes and sandals and you won’t go up a shoe size at all. One pair will last between 3 and 15 years and private health insurers do offer rebates on these most excellent devices.

Orthoses can comfortably stabilise the foot, support the arch and correctly align foot posture to assist with complaints such as foot pain, ankle injuries, biomechanical problems and flat feet. Not everybody needs orthotics but for those who do, they can be a blessing which, give them freedom from pain, increase in confidence and comfort in their feet.

Orthotics are scientifically proven to be beneficial for particular foot complaints and are a fabulous tool in assisting those who’s foot problems are caused by pressure, biomechanical problems and over-use of particular tendons, muscles or bones.

Orthoses can be adjusted, fine-tuned and re-furbished easily so don’t be shy to ask your podiatrist to check them if you have any concerns. Chances are they can be easily corrected or the covers replaced quickly and inexpensively. You don’t always need new ones.

But how do orthotics work?

Orthotics can help in different ways . Commonly they re-aligning your foot posture which may then improve the entire body structure. Some orthoses are designed to improve the foots shock absorption.

Biomechanical problems can increase stresses within the foot structures and the surrounding soft tissues, creating localised pain in the feet, ankles and also problems in the lower limbs, knees, hips and back. So your orthoses  allow the muscles, tendons and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential by correcting misalignment. When appropriately prescribed, these orthotics can decrease pain and increase stability in an unstable joint, along with preventing potential progression or development of a deformity.

Who would benefit from orthotics?

– Just about anyone with foot pain might benefit. Tired and painful feet are not normal so call us today and get a professional opinion.

Contact Bentley Podiatry today for more information.

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