How do you know if you need Orthotic Insoles for Support

If you can answer YES to one or more of the below statement you may require Orthotic supports. We therefore recommend booking an Orthotics consultation with us today in the booking form below provided below or via our Online Orthotics Booking form.

Orthotics Assessment

  • I have foot pain on a regular basis.
  • I spend a good deal of the day standing or walking on hard surfaces.
  • I regularly play sport (eg tennis, golf, football, hurling).
  • I get joint pain when I walk, run or stand.
  • I have visible foot problems (eg bunions, flat feet, fallen arches, corns, hammer toes, etc).
  • I have knock knees or bow legs.
  • My shoes wear out quickly or unevenly.
  • My feet ‘toe-out’ when I walk.
  • My parents had foot pain and/or foot related symptoms.

Gait Scan

The orthotics are engineered to your specific needs, after a biomechanical assessment and Computerized Gait Scan has taken place.
Our clinical team uses a state of the art computerised gait scanner in order to assess for faulty foot function, which can be alleviated by prescription orthotics. Your foot is in contact with the ground for about 0.8 of a second when walking and about 0.25 seconds when running. It is impossible to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second.

Click here to read exactly what a Gait Scan is and how it works


Scans the Foot

As you walk across the pressure plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time.

Maps Foot Pressure

From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visual representations of the pressure under your foot. You can see where you have too much or too little pressure.

Prints a Report

The information is then summarised in a report that can be printed for you and your clinician to see. The report of findings will help to evaluate your foot function and determine if the foot, back or knee pain you are experiencing is related to faulty foot function.

Determines the need for orthotic therapy

The information from this report in conjunction with a biomechanical assessment will assist our team in determining if you need orthotic therapy.

Data is sent to the laboratory

When it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy your information is then sent securely to The Orthotic Group laboratory. From there your custom made orthotics are manufactured specifically for you and your feet.

Fitting

When your orthotics arrives you will be given instructions on how to initially get your body accustomed to them and you will be given instruction on any complimentary exercises that should be performed where appropriate.

How it’s carried out

During a gait scan, you will be asked to stand and walk across a scanner. The Gait Scan system records your timing sequences during gait as you walk or run across a pressure plate containing 4000 sensors. This in conjunction with a thorough physical examination of the affected area and discussion of the history of your problem enables our clinical team to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics.
The data from the scan is sent off to a lab in Canada, where it is analysed and used to make your very own prescription orthotics. Unlike most foot insoles made from polypropylene, which has a short life span and flattens under constant stress, the orthotic foot insoles we provide are made from a unique memory plastic, which is guaranteed for life.

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How do you know if you need Orthotic Insoles for Support? Complete a simple Orthotics Assessment here

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