What is an Orthotic Prescription?
An orthotic is a corrective device worn inside your shoes. It helps the muscles, tendons, bones of the feet and lower limbs to function at their highest potential. Prescription orthotics can help you recover from an injury and also to prevent ongoing and reoccurring pain.
What is involved?
An Orthotic Prescription involves assessing the patients bio-mechanics. Checking overall posture, structure, strength and range of motion in the legs and feet. It also involves reviewing your presenting symptoms and condition, reviewing your current footwear for fit, wear patterns and functions.
The right orthotic is then selected for you whether it is prefabricated/heat moulded or a casted plastic orthotic.
Who might need Orthotics?
There are a range of symptoms which orthotics can address, including pain in (but not limited to):
- Lower back
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or other related pain, book in to have your bio-mechanics assessed to see if orthoses may help.