Orthotics - Biomechanical Assessments
There are 26 bones in each foot. Proper support and cushioning improves foot function. Your podiatrist will evaluate your gait and perform orthopaedic tests so they can design the best orthotic system for your comfort, support and pain relief. Your Podiatrist will identify if you have a pronating, supinating or neutral foot. At Riccarton Podiatry we have an extensive range of Medical Grade Formthotics which provide very good cushioning and protection. We also offer custom orthotics for the most control. Your Podiatrist takes a mould of your foot which is then sent to a laboratory for specialized rigid orthotic manufacture. Your Podiatrist may put additions such as rear foot wedges on the orthotic to properly align the angular relationship between your leg, rear foot and forefoot. A good orthotic is more than just an arch support. It controls parts of your foot as you walk which also influences your whole musculoskeletal system. Orthotics are especially important for growing children’s feet while they develop. Athletes use them to gain more performance. Older people may use them for comfort. And every day people use them for comfort and better control.
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