What are Orthotics?

Biomechanical medical appliances

Orthotics are devices that fit comfortably inside your shoes in order to provide correction to your feet, helping them to work better. Poor foot function (flat feet; dropped arches etc.) may be the cause of various pains such as foot pain, hip pain, knee pain and back pain.
Custom made Tog Orthotics are biomechanical medical appliances which are made to correct Your own specific foot imbalances rather than the generic off the shelf model which is not specific to your problem or needs.

These custom made orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes- they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

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.

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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