Orthotics are specialist Insoles or devices that provide structural support to improve foot posture.
The manufacture of bespoke orthotics is a highly technical process involving an accurate assessment by a podiatrist who specialises in biomechanics and gait analysis. The podiatrist must also understand the theory of tissue stress injury and the principles of reducing this through improving human gait.
At Podogo you can expect the manufacture of high quality orthotics after an accurate and firm diagnosis and investigation process that involves a comprehensive biomechanical and gait assessment.
Specifically designed for fashion shoes such as loafers, ballet pumps and low healed dress/court shoes. Dress orthotics are slim and low profile yet provide structural support.
Whilst general sports orthotics exist, these generally are manufactured from materials that allow shock absorption. A variety of sports orthotics are modified for football, tennis, basketball/netball, running and even golf.
Diabetic orthotics are proven to prevent ulcers by reducing shearing stresses. Specialist memory foam material have good evidence in prevention of pre ulcerative stages and ultimately limb salvage.
Ankle Foot Orthoses
Devices such as Richie braces are used for severe ankle and foot deformities and tendon ruptures. They also help in foot drop caused by a variety of neurological disorders.
Whilst it may be normal for some children to have flat feet but severe paediatric flat foot is best when treated early. Paediatric orthotics can also help with in-toeing, habitual tip toeing as well as collapsed arches.