Orthotics = arch supports = shoe inserts
Considering your feet contain nearly a quarter of your bodies’ bones and taking into account the amount of walking we do on a daily basis the wear and tear on our feet is enormous.The condition of your feet often provides early indications of serious conditions such as diabetes, arthritis and circulatory disease. Apart from foot pain, problems with your feet can result in back, hip and knee pain.
Some problems are inherited, and some develop from illnesses in middle age, or from the pressure of ill-fitting shoes.
At Central City Podiatry we are specialists in the use of Gaitscan.
What is Gaitscan? Well we have all heard ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’
Gaitscan is a state of the art computer hardware and software system that helps us to assess and analyse your feet.
We ask you to walk over a special pressure plate mat which has thousands of sensors which send the pressure from your footstep through to our computer. From this we then have a computerised 2D and 3D visual representation of the pressure under your foot which we can further analyse and determine what orthatic treatment may or may not be necessary.
You may need orthotic treatment. Orthotics are often referred to as arch supports or show inserts. These arecan be made in many shapes and sizes and can vary from small and low profile to fit in a high heel shoe or a firm and supportive custom made orthotics to be worn in sports or work shoes. We can custom build othotics to be worn in ballet, shoes, football shoes, cycling cleats and many other custom footwear.
Orthotics can reduce a large range of foot or foot related problems by changing the way your foot moves when you walk, run, cycle or perform any other sport.
Our Perth orthotics are light weight and can be made very thin, if looked after well, these can last for many years.
One pair of custom made orthotics will last between 3 and 5 years and are usually covered by your private health insurance.
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call (08) 9221 4998.