Orthotics or insoles can be provided for a number of reasons including:
- The improvement of shock absorption. This might be required for people who excessively supinate during gait, for older people and for people with diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis.
- To reduce excessive pronation associated with knee and back problems.
- To reduce pain.
- To improve foot function.
- To improve insulation where there are problems such as chilblains.
- To reduce pressure and the formation of callus and corns.
Podiatrists at Orthotika provide a range of orthotic therapies for patients:
- Temporary orthotics. These are produced at the time of appointment and are designed to evaluate whether an orthotic prescription will help resolve a particular problem.
- A range of off the shelf orthotics. These may be adapted at the appointment to suit the patients particular problem.
- Semi-bespoke orthotics. These are heat moulded to fit the patient at the appointment.
- Bespoke orthotics. These are prescribed following wearing of temporary orthotics sometimes for several weeks. These are manufactured at Northampton University.
- A range of bespoke and off the shelf devices for the prevention of callus and corns.
Click Here to download Orthotika’s information sheet on Orthotics.