What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are devices that are worn in your shoes in order to address various biomechanical conditions that can affect your foot & lower limb function.
Orthotics are typically made from a 3D digital scan or from a plaster cast taken of the feet.
Other orthotic devices may require different casting/moulding techniques depending on a patient’s specific needs.


What Do Orthotics Do?

Orthoses can be prescribed for a number of reasons. The type of orthotic device will vary depending on individual patient needs and the desired outcome.

Orthotic Uses

– Address abnormal gait & posture
– Injury management
– Injury prevention
– Pressure re-distribution

Do I Need Orthotics?

This is a question that has no black and white answer. Just because you are booked in to see a Podiatrist at Forster Tuncurry Sports Podiatry does not mean that you will be advised that you need orthoses. There are a number of conditions in which orthotic therapy is the best treatment approach. However, there are also just as many conditions that do not require orthotic therapy, and other treatments may be more appropriate in the treatment of your condition.

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