Orthotics Australia

Orthotics For Flat Feet

Many foot problems can be treated using orthotics, also known as insoles or arch supports. These corrective devices are inserted inside the footwear to promote proper foot function.

Orthotics can be used by people of all ages and are highly recommended in the treatment of shin pain, tendonitis, corns and callouses, bunions, lower back pain and ankle pain.
Depending on the diagnoses, your podiatrist may recommend custom-made orthotics.

During the orthotics assessment, the podiatrist will carefully analyse the feet and the underlying health issues before recommending treatment.

The key processes observed during assessment include:

  • Biomechanical assessment
  • Choice of orthotics
  • Orthotics fitting and consultation
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    Biomechanical assessment is used to determine the right orthotics.
    The process may involve running on a treadmill and video camera analysis.
    Once the assessment is complete, the podiatrist will recommend the most suitable orthotic devices, whether prefabricated orthotics, semi-customised orthotics or the more expensive fully customised orthotics.
    The orthotics fitting is usually done under the supervision of a podiatrist.
    Once fitted, the patient will wear the orthotic for a few weeks to give the podiatrist ample time to monitor progress.

    If you live in Melbourne or outlying areas, you can always rely on Podiatry Healthcare Group to provide complete foot care to you and your loved ones.
    It is important to know that the Medicare program covers podiatric treatment in patients with debilitating or chronic vascular diseases, diabetes and arthritis.
    To qualify, patients must contact their physician to obtain an Enhanced Primary Care Plan. Podiatric treatment is also covered by major health funds via HICAPS.

    Podiatry Healthcare Group accepts different payment methods, including MasterCard and VISA. For information about any of the treatments offered at our Melbourne clinics, simply call one of our locations in, Burwood East, Clayton, St Helena, Chadstone, Windsor,and Prahran.

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