Heat Moulded Orthotics
Poor support in shoes, has contributed to an epidemic of foot pain, heel pain, arch pain and related ailments. Physiotherapy assessment of your feet and the influence they have on your posture, joints, muscle length and strength form a crucial part of your examination.
The human foot was originally designed to walk on natural, soft surfaces like earth and sand. Instead, we now spend most of the day on unnatural, hard, flat surfaces that force our feet to flatten and twist causing excess pronation. This pronation then disrupts normal knee function and hip alignment and increases the forces on the lower back muscles.
In combination with our regular treatment regime, our dedicated Physiotherapists at Hindmarsh and Fitzroy Physiotherapy, use heat moulded orthotics to control abnormal foot function. Orthotics are custom-made inner soles that fit comfortably inside your shoes.
By realigning the lower limb to its natural angle, orthotics ensure correct foot function and can help relieve common biomechanical complaints. This provides a stabilizing angle for the foot and heel and prevents the inward rolling of the foot.
Heat moulded orthotics can help with the treatment of a number of conditions including:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Hallux Valgus -Bunions
- Patello Femoral pain
- Lower Back pain
- Tibial Stress syndrome- shin splints
- Ilio-tibial band syndrome
Our Orthotics aim to improve walking and running patterns and can play a valuable role in the prevention and long-term management of many lower limb disorders. We choose to use heat-moulded, soft orthotics because they are most effective and affordable, however for more complex foot problems and foot pain, our Physiotherapists may recommend a custom-made orthotic from our on-site podiatrists.