Orthotics

Orthotics

At Hampton Podiatry we use the latest equipment in order to accurately assess and prescribe custom made orthotics. We will often order a FootScan which is used to accurately determine pressure points in the feet. We also often use computerised casting methods depending on the patients problems.

Orthotics or arch supports

Some people call Orthotics arch supports. Orthotics are shoe inserts that correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. They allow people to stand, walk, and run more efficiently and comfortably.

There are 3 main types of Orthotics we use.

  • Ridgid Orthotic:  The so-called rigid orthotic device, designed to control function, is often composed of a firm material such as plastic or carbon fiber, and is used primarily for walking or dress shoes. 
  • Flexible Orthotic:We often use these in athletes and runners, they work and fit best in running shoes they increase shock absorption which is a definite advantage in a runner.
  • Semi Flexible Orthotic:  These fit in between the two categories above they can be used for sport as well as being put in dress shoe.
  • As well as adults and athletes we specialise in Orthotics for Children’s feet. 

    While over-the-counter orthotic inserts help people with mild symptoms, they normally cannot correct the wide range of symptoms that prescription foot orthoses can since they are made to fit a person with an “average” foot shape.

    Need Orthotics call for an appointment

    For an accurate assessment of  your feet and to have your Orthotics  made give the clinic a call and  make an appointment.

    Orthotics