Many times, if not all, we take advantage of the comfort our feet brings until we experienced issues with it. Lower limb and foot problems can harm your spinal health, which can in turn affect the rest of your body. For residents in Coburg, orthotics services are readily available to address these issues. These are the questions you need to ask yourself.:
If your answer to any of these questions is a “Yes,” then take advantage of our FREE foot assessment and Scan on the Foot Levelers 3D digital foot scanner to see if you would benefit from orthotic therapy. Insoles purchased off-the-shelf are not tailored to your needs. Getting sole liners off the shelf is not a good investment as they aren’t custom-made for your needs.
Like glasses, our insoles are custom-made from a specific prescription. Therefore offering the best possible support and relief from the symptoms and conditions mentioned above is something you will benefit from.Orthotics can assist to relieve pain in the feet legs, hips, knees, hips and back. Orthotics can support you to improve and maintain your posture.
Orthotics may be prescribed by your healthcare provider if you have a condition like plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. Even if you don’t have these conditions, your healthcare provider can still recommend orthotics, especially if you feel pain in your feet or ankles.
Technically, you could put orthotics in any shoe, but it depends on the type and fit of the shoe as to how comfortable or manageable they are. Many people find that shoes with a higher heel counter (the part that comes up around your ankle) work better with orthotics, as they keep the orthotics in place. Orthotics should not be too tight. This can lead to more problems.
Orthotics can be made specifically to fit your feet based on detailed measurements and analysis. They will provide the most appropriate support for your needs. In contrast, over-the-counter orthotics are mass-produced and often do not provide a perfect fit. They may still have some benefits but they are not as supportive as custom orthotics.
The life expectancy of your orthotics varies depending on how often they are worn and what kind of activities you engage in. If they are well cared for, orthotics can last between 5 and 10 years. The top cover may start to wear out over time and will need to be replaced before the orthotics themselves need to be replaced.
There are different styles of orthotics available, depending on your individual needs.You can choose from full and half-length orthotics or slim orthotics to fit your narrower, lower, or more open shoes. Sports orthotics are also available for you to use while exercising or doing physical activity.
In some cases, orthotics provide relief for back pain. 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. If you have been prescribed orthotics, you should wear them for as long and as necessary to achieve the desired effect. It may take forever, but it might be shorter depending on your specific needs.
Looking for orthotics in Coburg, or near the surrounding suburbs? Our clinic is conveniently located 90 Winifred Street Oak Park, Vic 3046.
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