Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts, developed from an electronic scanning of the foot.
Orthotics are designed to guide the mechanics of the foot to a precise degree. They support the bones of feet and ankles and help the muscles and tendons to perform more efficiently by putting the foot into a correct alignment.
There are different types of orthotics designed for people of all ages. Orthotics can be made for any number of different activities, shoe gear and foot ailments. Those wearing them may experience relief from previous pain and symptoms, and prevent recurrence of foot, leg and other skeletal pains and conditions.
For those with diabetes, orthotics can be a very effective means of pressure offloading to help with healing foot ulcers, and preventing them from recurring.
At The Podiatrist, we use electronic scanning and 3-D milling to create our orthotics. This allows for the orthotics to be made straight from your foot to ensure a perfect fit.
Almost anyone can benefit from orthotics. Orthotics can alleviate many common foot problems that cause pain and discomfort in otherwise healthy people. Orthotics can help in situations of:
- Abnormal shoe wear (one side of the sole wears out faster than the other)
- Flat feet High-arched foot structure
- Heel pain
- Callus formation
- Chronic heel (plantar fasciitis), shin (shin splints), knee, or lower back pain
- Frequent ankle sprains
- Pressure offloading for diabetics
- Gait abnormalities (feet point inward or excessively outward during walking).
A Podiatrist can assess your feet and may use orthotics to decrease the chance of potential future problems, even if you are not experiencing pain. Book today and receive a FREE 15-minute Bio Mechanical WOF for your feet.
An orthotic provides the support, stability, cushioning, and alignment necessary to keep the feet, ankles, and lower body comfortable, healthy, and pain-free. Each orthotic is custom-made to meet the specific needs of an individual.
The Podiatrist are proud to be using the latest technology brought to you by Paromed.
Using the latest technology
The paromed product range meets the highest requirements in terms of precision and comfort. High accuracy, trouble-free measuring processes, reproducibility and easy handling.
Innovative measuring system: The paroLogg system is unique, combining pressure measurement technology and 3D movement analysis.
Precise foot pressure analysis: Paromed have been consistently meeting these requirements with the paroTec inner shoe pressure measurement systems from the 90s to this day.
Static and dynamic pressure measurement: The paroGraph pressure measurement plates complete the pressure measuring programme. Ideal for diagnosis and mobile applications.
Optimum foot fittings with the latest technology: Precisely capturing the respective foot shape is essential to ensure the correct individual fitting.
Digital shape recognition as the basis for foot fittings: The exact profile of the plantar side of the foot is the starting point for individual, problem-oriented fittings. Digital shape recognition possibilities range from 2D recording to 3D full foot scan.
Modern, value-added foot fittings: Since every paromed scanner also prepares a clinical image, significant added value for the foot information is guaranteed.
ParoContour milling technology: Since Paromed delivered their first paroContour system in 1997, they have continued further development of this precise, efficient milling technology. Customers are involved in this process from the outset.