• What are they?

  • The advantages of custom orthotics

  • What conditions they can be used to treat?


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

What types are there?

There are many types of orthotics, from ready made insoles you can buy in a chemist or online. To custom designed prescription orthotics for specific problems.

Our specialist clinicians deal with orthotics for specific problems.

They are classified by the area that they cover and also what they are designed to do. Some further information is given below.

Custom foot orthotics are insoles that are used in footwear to influence the way you walk. They can also be used to offload painful areas or make muscles work more appropriately

To find out more about our foot orthoses ranges the click on the images below both custom orthotics and Phits or 3D printed orthotics

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custom orthotics

Phits orthotics

Phits Orthotics

Ankle foot orthoses are devices used to go inside the shoe and generally come above the ankle to just below the knee.

These are used either for complex problems, or severe issues. They may also be used for neurological conditions such as foot drop, stroke, cerebral palsy or MS.

These tend to be prescribed by Orthotists to a specific cast or 3D scan.

For more information click on the link image below

custom AFO

Custom AFO


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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


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