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Custom Orthotics West Ryde


Custom orthotics can assist with reducing pain in your feet, ankles, knees, and even hips and lower back. Pain in these areas can impede your day-to-day life and make it difficult or uncomfortable to move around, reducing your ability to enjoy all life has to offer. That’s the last thing we want for you, which is why we offer custom orthotics.

At NDPE we adopt the latest in technology using health and diagnostic tools such as Gaitscan™ to create custom orthotics. NDPE offers quality custom orthotics to local residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas including Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Melrose Park, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford & Ermington.


Custom Orthotics West Ryde


What are Orthotics?


Orthotics, also known as orthoses, are the correctional devices used to address and correct an individual’s foot and ankle problems without the need for surgery. These are custom to each person, as the biomechanics and need for them differs amongst each individual. They can resolve and aid your foot’s function to eliminate pain you once suffered. Orthotics change the pressure on certain parts of your feet and are custom made from the scans of your feet taken by the GaitScan™.



How Can Orthotics Help You?


Orthotics can be used in the treatment of:



What is GaitScan™?


GaitScanTM  is tool used by our physiotherapists to identify and detect any abnormal foot function. It analyses a patient’s biomechanics of their feet and creates clear, concise images that will determine the individual’s need for orthotics or not. By standing on the state-of-the-art metal plate, the shape of your foot is captured by over 4000 sensors and a super speed scan rate of up to 300 frames per second.



 Your Custom Orthotics Questions Answered


Should orthotics be hard or soft?


The feel of your orthotics will depend on your individual circumstances and various factors. Your physiotherapist will discuss these with you to come up with the best option for you. As a quick overview:

Soft (ethyl vinyl acetate, EVA) orthotics:
Provide more padding
Are easy to modify
Are less likely to rub and cause blisters

Hard (polypropelene) orthotics:
Last longer
Influence the foot better
Fit more easily into fashion footwear or casual shoes


Do orthotics hurt at first?


As with trying anything new, there can certainly be an adjustment period involved in orthotics. They may be slightly uncomfortable at first, especially for hard orthotics, meaning you may need to wear them in gradually. However, they should not be painful. If you’re still experiencing discomfort after breaking them in, please let us know— we’re more than happy to help with any and all adjustments you may need.


Should orthotics be worn all the time?


When you receive your custom orthotics, your body will need some time to adjust to them. The first step is to wear them gradually, which typically takes two to four weeks. Your physiotherapist will provide you with a guideline for your specific needs and circumstances, however as a general guide:
Day 1: Wear your custom orthotics for 30 minutes at a time, two to three times throughout the day.
Day 2: Add an extra 30 minutes to each wear.
Day 3: Add an extra 30 minutes to each wear on top of that.
Continue to increase by 30 minute increments each day over the next few weeks. Remove them when doing a strenuous activity until they’re fully broken in.


Are good feet orthotics worth it?


In a word: yes! Your feet hold the weight of your body day in and day out, and they deserve to feel and perform at their best. If your physiotherapist recommends custom orthotics, ensuring you wear them as required will provide you with reduced pain and a decrease in the risk of injuries. They are definitely worth the investment for your physical— and thereby, mental— health.


Are orthotics good for plantar fasciitis?


Plantar fasciitis affects the way your feet move when you stand and walk, and so the associated pain can be alleviated with the use of custom orthotics. Custom orthotics aim to restore your feet’s mechanics, relieving stress on the plantar fascia which is the band of tissue running from your heel to the bottom of your toes. As such, custom orthotics can play a large role in your overall treatment plan.



Why Choose NDPE West Ryde?


At NDPE, you will experience treatment at the hands of an experienced therapist trained in using GaitScan™ to determine your feet’s needs, creating custom orthotics just for you. With years of experience behind us, we blend compassion and quality care to provide the relaxing treatment you deserve.

Our team of caring therapists aims to improve your physical health while keeping emotional health in mind to support your overall well-being. We proudly support the care of patients in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford.



Book Your Appointment for Custom Orthotics in West Ryde


If you have feet, ankle, or leg pain and have been considering custom orthotics as a treatment, we hope this helped you to make your decision. At NDPE we offer custom orthotics to residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas such as Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde. To book your appointment with one of our experienced therapists, click below to get in touch.

No-one should endure ongoing pain and inconvenience. Life is too short. Contact us now to make an appointment or call 02 9874 8410.


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