ORTHOTIC INSOLE & BIOMECHANICS ANALYSIS
Orthotic devices are specialised shoe inserts which help to realign your foot and body posture. Orthotics help to off-load stress and prevent injury.
Think of your feet in a similar way to the foundation of your home. A house relies on its foundations to keep it sound. Our feet are our body’s foundation. If our feet are misaligned or there is increased stress and force placed upon them (due to sport or prolonged standing and walking) this in turn can cause injury or wear and tear. Orthotics will help to rebalance any misalignment in our feet, off-load stressed areas and give better functional support to the structures above.
Conditions that may need orthotic insoles
- Flat Feet
- High arches
- Leg length discrepancy
- Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
- Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome – Lateral knee pain (Runners Knee)
- General ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain
- Tight gastro-soleus (calves) and hamstrings muscles
Biomechanical analysis aims are to access gait, postural, flexibility and strength using advanced software which will help guide us in the direction best suited for the client.
Using a pressure plate, reversible treadmill, biomechanical software, flexibility and strength tests to identify any misalignments, weakness, inflexibility and compensation during non-weight bearing, static and dynamic tests.
If orthotic insoles are required a plaster cast of the feet may be taken depending on the type of insole needed.
“In May 2015 I was operated on my right big toe I had been diagnosed with Hallux Rigidus which causes stiffness of the joint which really affected my activity levels. I was a keen walker and runner before this operation and wanted to return as quickly as possible. I was recommended to visit Darren Kelly to be assessed for orthotics insoles to help support the area operated on as I was over pronating and has flat feet. Since I’ve been wearing the insoles I have started to get back walking progressing to short runs and currently running up to 1 hour pain free.”
“I wanted to let you know how well I am doing after attending your clinic. The improvement in my foot and ankle in little over a month is amazing. I am very glad I took my Orthopaedic consultants advice and contacted you. The front of my foot had a number of chipped bones and a fractured shin bone they are all much stronger. I completed a 5km walk this week, this time last month I could only manage 1km. A combining treatment plan of orthotics insoles and laser treatment has worked wonders, again thank you for helping me improve my quality of life and getting me back on my feet!”