Our podiatrist has extensive experience in gait and biomechanical analysis in order to prescribe accurate customised support to improve foot and body alignment.
Orthoses are a customised design of support for inside your shoes to address any biomechanical inefficiency in your foot and ankle. They are designed to improve your balance, lower limb alignment and help you maintain an active lifestyle.
At LifeCare Frankston, orthoses are tailored to meet each individual patient needs. Varying materials and levels of support can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as heel pain, recurrent ankle sprains, recurrent stress fractures, diabetic or pressure ulcerations, and knee pain. Materials used to construct your orthoses will vary depending on your foot structure and function and can range from accommodative cushioning devices for rigid feet to firm, semi-flexible devices for control of excessive joint movement.
Orthotics are used as an adjunct therapy on top of other physical therapies and conservative treatment options to manage your foot condition. Your podiatrist will advise you on your footwear needs to accommodate for your orthoses and ensure that you are able to comfortably wear them during the activities when the support is most needed.