Orthotics are insoles that fit into your shoe to control your foot motion and prevent the stresses placed on all of the weight bearing joints that result from over-pronation. It is important to note that, not all orthotics are created equal. Yes, you can get off the shelf orthotics. However, these are actually just simple “arch supports” and NOT true biomechanical control devices. Your practitioner has referred you for gait analysis and custom orthotics because there is a need to get this precisely right to meet your individual biomechanical requirements.
Custom foot orthotics help rebalance your feet, thereby reducing the stress on the joints and muscles and reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing and optimizing the bodies natural movements. Working with the orthotic laboratory, Dr Roche prescribes orthotics uniquely designed to meet your needs to balance biomechanical faults inherent in your joints. These devices augment and enhance the clinical care you receive, and hasten the healing process with long lasting results. So you can return to your regular activities.
In a word – yes! Even in ladies shoes. Our range of orthotics can be designed to fit into almost any shoe type. They can be transferred from shoe to shoe, or you can purchase a pair for each pair of shoes. This is often necessary when specialist orthotics are required for specific sports or occupational activities. There is even a range of sandals that can have your orthotic prescription built into the sandal footbed! Dr Roche would be pleased to discuss this in detail with you, so that you get back to work or back in the “game” faster and better.