Prescription Foot Orthotics
You may have heard of friends or family going to a podiatrist for prescription foot orthotics. A prescription foot orthotic is a device that is placed into your shoes, to alter the biomechanical function of your foot. We are able to adapt these orthotics to go into most shoes, including court shoes and dress shoes for women and men.
Firstly, what is a Hip2Toe Podiatry professional Foot orthotic from our Cairns podiatry surgery?
A Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotic is a device that fits comfortably into your shoe, and will lead to your foot operating in a more biomechanically efficient manner. Our orthotics are available at our Cairns podiatry surgery, and are an important part of addressing underlying imbalances, that decrease the efficiency of your walking pattern.
Well, if you are having pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, or lower back, it is time to come and see us for a Hip2Toe Podiatry biomechanical assessment. What happens in one of these assessments?
Our assessments are based on 4 years of degree level training in Anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathomechanics and gait analysis. Our scientist training allows us to diagnose the source of your problem, and very much like an Optometrist writing a prescription for your glasses, we are able to write a prescription for a Hip2Toe Podiatry foot orthotic. This will be a device that neatly fits into your shoe, without you hardly even knowing it is in the shoe. By careful scientific measurement, we are able to use this orthotic, to alter the position and function of your bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. So if you are having pain related to your biomechanical factors of your gait cycle, you need the services that offer a complete professional overview of all the factors we are discussing here.
What type of foot pain are you able to treat with a Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotic?
Some examples include:
Heel pain, knee pain, lower back pain, ankle pain, metatarsalgia, Achilles tendonitis, Plantar fasciitis, foot fatigue, posterior lower limb/calf pain, shin splint pain, illiotibial band pain, bunion pain, osteoarthritic pain, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes related foot conditions, corn and callous formation.
Some of the foot problems we can treat can be classed into the following groups:
GeoClean Health Podiatry professional foot orthotics for Children:
- Growing feet have some very special needs, and your children may present with some of the following painful or non painful conditions:
- Excessively rolling feet with excessive shoe wear, Painful heels and forefoot area, Shin Splints, Knee pain, Hip pain and lower back pain, Cramping in the lower limbs, Hallux valgus or bunion formation,Intoe gait or pigeon foot gait, Callous or corn formation. These are just some of the foot problems in children that we treat at Hip2Toe Podiatry at our Cairns podiatry surgery. Children need their feet regularly examined, because growth spurts can lead to changes in foot comfort or sporting performance.
Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotics for occupational and professional wear.
- The occupational health and safety requirements make it essential to have comfortable feet at work. Comfortable feet in the workplace are safe feet, and allow you to get on with the job at hand without distraction. We are able to make Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotic’s for Court shoes and sandals, steel capped boots, general lace up shoes.
Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotics for sports patients, at our Cairns podiatry surgery.
Our cairns podiatry surgery has extensive state, national and international management of sports podiatry patients. No matter what your sport, we are able to carry our full assessments of your sporting history, intensity, intervals, and potential technique related issues, and tailor a sports podiatry treatment and management plan. Please call to book in a Hip2Toe Podiatry sports assessment appointment, at our Cairns podiatry surgery. This will take approximately one hour. Our rang of sports orthotics includes Hip2Toe Podiatry sports orthotics for conditions such as:
At Hip2Toe Podiatry at our Cairns podiatry surgery, orthotics are often part of our rehabilitation programs for conditions including: overuse injuries, shin splint pain, Achilles tendonitis, Illio-tibial band pain, posterior lower limb area calf tears, metatarsal fractures, post operative stabilization of ankle reconstructions, ankle sprain management, Hallux region sprains, mortons neuroma pain, plantar fasciitis,
We treat patients at our Cairns podiatry surgery who play Aussie rules football, Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Cricket, walking and pace walking, Netball, Softball , Futsal, golf, classical ballet, modern ballet, jazz ballet, hockey, squash, volleyball, Karate, Tae Kwon do, and kick boxing.
At Hip2Toe Podiatry, at our Cairns podiatry surgery, we able to carry out full assessments for prescription foot orthotics, and have them made up in his laboratory, allowing total supervision of the orthotic manufacturing process. Regular communication at all design stages of the orthotic manufacturing process is measured by us. This allows complete control over the very important prescription foot orthotic that you, your child, or other family members will be walking on every day. You will require time to carry out the biomechanical assessment, a plaster casting of the foot, and discussion regarding your footwear requirements.
We are able to offer a selection of suitable shoes for women with specific dress needs, and our Practice Manager Jing will be able to assist you in the selection process for certain shoes. We are able to advise you on occupational foot wear, sports shoe wear, children’s shoes and shoes for patients with Diabetes.
Many signs and symptoms that develop in the feet are due to biomechanical factors that can lead to foot pathologies in the feet. At Hip2Toe Podiatry, at our Cairns podiatry surgery, we are able to carry out advanced podiatric medical examination of your feet, to diagnose the cause of your pain. Once the diagnosis has been made, we are able to recommend the suitability of Hip2Toe Podiatry professional foot orthotics, to achieving the best possible outcome and fastest recovery speed, of your specific condition. When foot conditions are not treated due to lack of access to specialist care, further deformity can take place in the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons and blood vessels and nerves of the feet. Without perfect examination and diagnosis of podiatric foot problems, short, medium and long-term management of foot problems is not possible. Very often this can lead to potentially serious problems in the ankles, knees, hip and back region.
We look forward to seeing you at our Cairns podiatry surgery. Please feel free to email or call us any time for further information.