Orthotics

Orthotics

  • What are they?

  • The advantages of custom orthotics

  • What conditions they can be used to treat?

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What are orthotics?

Orthotics are insoles, braces or supports that are fitted into footwear to help influence how the body is positioned and functions on movement.

There are a number of different tyes of orthotics dependant on the issues you have. Our Orthotics specialists in our orthotic clinics can give you expert advice.

Orthotics can treat a wide variety of conditions from pain on the forefoot (metatarsalgia) to patient who need orthotics to walk due to neurological conditions such as cerebral palsy or drop foot

 

Why choose us?

  • We make our own orthotics on site with you in clinic. Our clincians have the ability to manufacture and adjust orthotics while you wait.
  • We provide free unlimited 3 month follow up from the point of receiving your finished orthotics.
  • We offer payment plans to allow you to spread the cost of your orthotics in 3 easy payments
  • We have a fully incusive pricing structure meaning you know how much any treatment costs
  • We are the largest network of private orthotic clinics across Scotland
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How do orthotics work?

Orthotics can work in a variety of ways depending on the way they are made and the problem you may have.  There are 2 main things to consider for your Podiatrist or Orthotist prescription.

  • What function can be restored?
  • What issues need to be accomodated?

To determine this, it is imperative that any custom made prescription orthotics are designed following a biomechanical assessment. The reason for this is to ensure your alignment and movement is considered in the design of the orthotics.

Why Custom Orthotics?

  • The key advantage of custom made orthotics is the accuracy of the design and contours of the orthotics being 100% accurate for the patient.
  • They are made with a variety of high grade materials from carbon fibre, plastic or EVA foams dependant on patient activity, strength requirements and patient symptoms found within the biomechanical assessment
  • Custom orthotics/insoles can have the prescription incorporated into the orthotics as part of the orthotic manufacture process.
  • They can be very low profile and will last longer than semi custom orthotics.

What Conditions can orthotics treat?

Orthotics can treat a wide variety of conditions that can be caused by issues with biomechanics including

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Our orthotic clinics across Scotland

We have clinics all over Scotland. For further details of where are our clinics are based see below or click on the clinic link

  • Hamilton

  • Glasgow

  • Edinburgh

  • Aberdeen

  • Ayr

  • Doune