Orthotics are arch supports designed to improve alignment
of the foot and consequently reduce stress on the foot and
lower limb. They are commonly prescribed for treatment
of heel pain, arch pain, forefoot pain, shin splints and knee
pain. They can also be helpful in taking pressure away from
corns and callus.
There are many different styles of foot orthoses and the type
you are prescribed is dependant on many factors including
foot type, severity of condition, activity, footwear, weight
and age. Preferably orthotics are prescribed as a pair and custom made for the individual. There are also over the counter orthotics available which for the right person maybe suitable to reduce symptoms and improve alignment.
Orthotics are designed to work with your footwear to align and control your foot. It is important that any footwear worn with orthotics is supportive and complements them for maximum benefit. Running shoes and lace up leather shoes are commonly recommended by podiatrists although there are many sandals and some court shoes available which will accommodate most orthotics. Footwear with removable innersoles is desirable as orthotics will take up a little extra room within your shoes.
Orthotics do not change structural abnormalities and should not be considered the only means of treatment. Most orthotic prescriptions will be accompanied by footwear advice stretching exercises, strengthening exercises and recommended activities to reduce stress on your feet. Often other allied health professions are recommended to complement orthotic therapy and aid a quick recovery.
**Orthoses are often covered by private health insurance. Please check with your insurance company.
CUSTOM ORTHOSES FEES - $545
Total cost $545 including the following appointments
1. Biomechanical Assessment and casting of feet
2. Fitting and issue of orthoses – Normally 2-3 weeks following assessment
3. Review progress, approximately 4-6 weeks post fitting appointment
Item no’s for private health insurance; 111 = $45, 114 = $45, 117 = $45, 301 x 2 = $80, 221 x 2 = $330
CAST AND FOOT ADJUSTED ORTHOSES - $300
Includes orthoses and review appointment. Item no. for private health insurance 267 = $150 x 2
PREFORMED ORTHOSES FEES - $90
Orthoses only, consultation fee may apply. Item no. for private health insurance; 240 = $90
To book an appointment please contact us on 5952 1443