Sometimes, if not most of the time, we tend to take our feet for granted until problems develop. Foot and lower limb conditions can affect your spinal health which can in turn affect the rest of your body. For residents in Broadmeadows, orthotics services are readily available to address these issues. We ask you to consider these questions:
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then claim your FREE foot scan on the Foot Levelers digital scanner. This will determine if orthotic therapy is right for you. Insoles purchased off-the-shelf are not tailored to your needs. It would be unwise to use glasses not your own, so why should you utilise something not designed for you?
Just like glasses, insoles are tailored to fit a particular prescription. Therefore offering the best possible support and relief from the symptoms and conditions mentioned above is something you will benefit from.Orthotics reduce pain in the feet and legs, as well as the back. They can dramatically improve and maintain a healthy posture for your spine and the rest of your body.
Orthotics may be prescribed by your healthcare provider if you have a condition like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. However, even if you don’t have a specific diagnosis, but experiencing pain in your feet, ankles, or legs, then you should consult with a professional about whether orthotics is right for you.
Technically speaking, orthotics can be used in any shoe. But it depends on what type of shoe you use and how comfortable they are. People find orthotics more comfortable in shoes with a higher heel counter. Also, remember to keep your orthotics in mind before using a show. As it can make it too tight to wear causing more problems.
Custom orthotics are designed to ensure it fits your feet. They are made based on your foot structure, gait, and measurements. They will provide the most appropriate support for your needs. Over-the-counter orthotics on the other hand are mass-produced, and they often don’t provide benefit. While they may still offer some benefits, they are unlikely to be a good tool for your feet’s needs as custom orthotics.
The length of time your orthotics will last varies from person to person and depends on how often you wear them and the type of activity you do. Orthotics can last for anywhere up to 10 years if they are properly cared for. The top cover will eventually wear out and need to change before the orthotics can be replaced.
There are different styles of orthotics available, depending on your individual needs.These include orthotics that are full or half-length, orthotics that can be worn with closed shoes, and orthotics that can be used during exercise and physical activity.
Orthotics can alleviate back pain in some cases. Orthotics can correct bad posture or alignment to relieve pain and provide support.
Each person will have a different need for orthotics, thus it depends. However, in general, if you are prescribed orthotics, it is recommended that you wear them as long as needed to achieve the desired effect. This could be forever, or it could be for a shorter time depending on your circumstances.
Looking for orthotics in Broadmeadows, or near the surrounding suburbs? Our clinic is conveniently located 90 Winifred Street Oak Park, Vic 3046.
We serve patients in Broadmeadows,]Oak Park and surrounding suburbs, including: