Orthotics

Our podiatry team are here to help get you back on your feet. As part of our initial consultation and biomechanical assessment, we can determine whether an orthotic is an appropriate next step for you.

Our podiatrists may prescribe one of three types of orthotics to help manage musculoskeletal injuries of your foot, knee, hip and even your lower back. Orthotics may be used as a short-to-medium term intervention to support your recovery, and will be tailored to suit your presentation and needs.

Our orthotics process

In addition to podiatry, orthotics can support you whilst you recover from a range of musculoskeletal injuries. Orthotics can be used as part of your treatment plan to rebuild strength in your foot over time. The type of orthotic and advice you receive will be tailored to your exact presentation to help you get back on your feet sooner.

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Pure Physio approach to orthotics

Our aim is to strengthen your foot over time through guided exercises, so it can function naturally by itself. As a result of our initial consultation and biomechanical assessment, we can determine whether an orthotic is an appropriate next step for you.

We use orthotics as a short-to-medium term intervention to provide support, generally for six to twelve months. This is called an adaptation period, where you become stronger over time. We will assess your progress and gradually dial down the dosage of your orthotic. Often, after the initial period of wearing an orthotic, you may only need to wear your orthotics whilst exercising.

Of course advice is always tailored to suit your exact presentation and needs.

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Why orthotics work

We offer orthotics tailored to your needs. This process involves taking a 3D scan of your foot and crafting your orthotics to mimic your exact foot mechanics. This allows your orthotics to be customised to offload or support specific structures of your foot. We use orthotics as a tool to help manage musculoskeletal injuries of your foot, knee, hip and even your lower back.


Conditions orthotics treat

Tissue injuries can be categorised as acute or chronic/overload. The category of your injury will determine the type of orthotic prescribed and how long you’ll have to wear it.

Acute injuries typically stem from an injury event, such as a sprained ankle or a sporting injury. In this instance, we may use orthotics to help offload your injured tissue and reduce pain while your injury heals.

Chronic/overload injuries generally involve excessive stress or strain of a particular part of your foot caused by day-to-day activities. If this is you, wearing an orthotic on an everyday basis for a period of time can be part of the solution. Wearing your orthotic provides the muscle/tendon/tissue a chance to recover whilst it’s not put under as much stress completing everyday tasks.

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