Orthotics are devices that are designed to support, align, or correct the function of the foot. They can be used to help alleviate pain and discomfort in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back, and to treat a wide range of foot conditions. They work by redistributing the pressure on the foot and by realigning the joints of the foot to reduce pain and improve function.
Orthotics can be used to treat a wide range of foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, flat feet, high arches, overpronation, and more. They can also be used to help prevent injuries and to improve overall foot and ankle health.
Custom-made orthotics are created by taking a mold or impression of the patient’s foot. The mold or impression is then used to create a unique, customized device that is tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Prefabricated orthotics are pre-made orthotics that are available in a variety of sizes and designs. Over-the-counter orthotics are orthotics that can be purchased without a prescription.
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, or lower back, or if you have been diagnosed with a foot condition, it is a good idea to see a podiatrist. A podiatrist can evaluate your condition and recommend the best course of treatment, which may include orthotics.
The lifespan of orthotics varies depending on the type of orthotics, the material they are made of and how well they are taken care of. Custom-made orthotics usually last longer than prefabricated or over-the-counter orthotics. It is important to follow the podiatrist’s recommendations for orthotic care and to schedule regular reviews to ensure that they continue to provide the best possible support and comfort.
The cost of orthotics varies depending on the type of orthotics, the materials they are made of, and the location of the practice. Custom-made orthotics are usually more expensive than prefabricated or over-the-counter orthotics, but they are also more effective and durable. Many Health Funds cover part of the cost of orthotics.
Yes, many Private Health Funds cover Podiatry services including Orthotics as part of their Extras tables. For more specific information on the cover provided please contact your Private Health Fund directly.
No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist.
No, we currently don’t accept referrals from Medicare and DVA. Clients are welcome to attend however our normal private fees and payment policies apply.
No, we currently don’t accept claims, however clients are welcome to attend however our normal private fees and payment policies apply and seek reimbursement from the relevant third party.
We are currently not a Registered NDIS Provider and as such can only see Plan or Self Managed NDIS Participants. If you are a Plan or Self Managed NDIS Participant please contact us and we can discuss your needs further.
Yes, children can wear orthotics. Orthotics can be beneficial for children who have flat feet, high arches, or other foot conditions. Children’s feet are still developing and they may benefit from orthotics to provide proper support and alignment during this important stage of growth. It’s best to consult with a pediatric podiatrist to ensure that the orthotics are appropriate for your child’s individual needs.
It depends on the type of shoes you currently have but our Podiatrists will always endeavour to make the orthotics to work with your existing footwear. If you are in need of new shoes your podiatrist can recommend the best type of shoes to wear with your orthotics.
Yes, orthotics can be worn for running and sports. They can help to prevent injuries and improve performance by providing proper support and alignment for the foot and ankle. It’s best to consult with your podiatrist to ensure that you have the correct type of orthotics for your specific sport.
The amount of time it takes to feel the benefits of orthotics varies from person to person. Some people may feel relief from pain and discomfort within a few days of wearing orthotics, while others may take longer to see results. It is important to follow the podiatrist’s recommendations for wearing the orthotics and to schedule regular reviews to ensure that they are providing the best possible support and comfort.
Yes, orthotics can be adjusted or modified. Your podiatrist may make adjustments or modifications to your orthotics if you are not experiencing the desired level of relief from pain or discomfort, or if your condition changes over time.
Podiatry has come a long way in both the logic behind prescribing orthotics, technology utilised in the design process and materials used to manufacture custom-made orthotics. If you have had a poor experience with orthotics previously please discuss with your Podiatrist who can suggest options for getting the comfort and support you need.
Orthotics can be an effective treatment for plantar fasciitis, a common foot condition that causes pain and inflammation in the heel and arch of the foot. Orthotics can help to redistribute pressure on the foot and provide support for the arch, which can reduce pain and improve function. However, it’s best to consult with your podiatrist to ensure that orthotics are the best treatment option for your specific case of plantar fasciitis.
Orthotics can be an effective treatment for flat feet, a condition in which the arch of the foot is low or non-existent. Orthotics can provide support for the arch and help to redistribute pressure on the foot, which can reduce pain and improve function. However, it’s best to consult with your podiatrist to ensure that orthotics are the best treatment option for your specific case of flat feet.