At Hampton Podiatry we use the latest equipment in order to accurately assess and prescribe custom made Orthotics. We use a Foot Scan walkway to measure what your feet are doing during gait, this is highly accurate and lets us see things that may not be evident to the naked eye. Using this technology we can accurately see pressure points on your feet.
We also use 3D computer foot casting so we can take very accurate models of your feet, which are used to accurately determine pressure points in the feet.
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 for athletes and runners, they work and fit best in running shoes as they increase shock absorption which is a definite advantage in a runner.
Semi Flexible Orthotic: These fit 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 us 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.