You’ll never find two people with the same feet. Even a person’s left and right feet are different. So, often when a person has dysfunction and abnormal force distribution in their foot postures, the use of generic off-the-shelf insole therapy to address their issues isn’t enough. That’s what makes custom foot orthotics so great!
Why we love Orthotics
Our lead podiatrist Nathan Montgomery knows orthotic therapy inside and out, spending his university days working in an orthotic laboratory. This gave him the appreciation of the art of orthotics and formed his skills in developing highly personalised custom orthotics to maximise overall foot health.
The benefits of custom orthotics
After extensive research and testing, Nathan uses a world leading manufacturing laboratory in Brisbane, Queensland. iOrthotics and Nathan work together analysing your unique pathology to create a personalised orthotic specific to you.
So, what are the perks?:
Want to ensure you walk, move, run and even jump at your optimal capacity? Then book an appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between generic inserts and custom orthotics?
Inserts / Generic OrthoticsYou can buy inserts at a local chemist or footwear shop without a prescription or a medical diagnosis. They are generic in their design and provide cushioning or different levels of support within shoes. Due to their mass production, they are cheaper to purchase and made from gel, plastic or foam which tends to compress and become ineffective after 6 months of use. Many people refer to inserts as ‘generic orthotics’ too. When properly matched to the foot complaint and the right size selected, generic inserts can be an absolute lifesaver for various issues like people who work on their feet all day and experience heel pain.
Custom OrthoticsCustom orthotics are completely different. Our podiatrists conduct a biomechanical assessment, 3D foot scan and video gait analysis to engineer personalised orthotics which consider your pathology, biomechanics, footwear and lifestyle.
What different types of orthotics are there?
- Off the shelf insert (generic orthotic)
- Modified prefabricated orthotic
- Custom foot orthotic
- Ankle-foot Orthoses (AFO’s)
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