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Custom Orthotics Denistone

Custom orthotics may significantly reduce pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. These discomforts may have a profound impact on your daily life, hindering mobility and preventing you from fully enjoying life’s pleasures. At NDPE, we prioritise your well-being and offer custom orthotics as a solution.

By incorporating cutting-edge technology and diagnostic tools like Gaitscan™, we craft custom orthotics at NDPE. We aim to provide you with high-quality orthotics that are personalised to your specific needs. We proudly serve the residents of West Ryde and the surrounding areas, including  Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford, and Ermington.

Understanding Orthotics

Orthotics, also known as orthoses, are personalised corrective devices employed to address foot and ankle problems without the need for surgery. These devices are individually crafted to cater to the unique biomechanics and specific needs of each person. By enhancing the function of the foot, orthotics may eliminate previously endured pain. They aim to accomplish this by altering pressure distribution on specific areas of the feet, utilising precise measurements derived from GaitScan™ foot scans.

How Custom Orthotics Can Help You

Custom orthotics play a vital role in improving various conditions, including

  1. Heel and arch pain
  2. Plantar fasciitis
  3. Knee pain
  4. Ball of foot pain
  5. Achilles tendon pain
  6. Sore and aching feet and legs
  7. Persistent corns and calluses
  8. Lower back pain
  9. Hip and knee alignment issues

What is GaitScan™?

GaitScan™ is an advanced tool utilised by our physiotherapists to assess and identify any irregular foot function. This technology examines the biomechanics of the feet, producing precise and succinct images that determine the necessity for orthotics. By standing on a state-of-the-art metal plate, over 4,000 sensors capture the shape of your foot at a remarkable scan rate of up to 300 frames per second.

Understanding Custom Orthotics: Your Queries Answered

Should orthotics have a rigid or flexible composition?

The choice between rigid and flexible orthotics is contingent upon individual circumstances and several considerations. Our physiotherapists will engage in a comprehensive discussion with you to determine the most suitable option. Here’s a general overview:

Flexible (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate, EVA) Orthotics:

  • Provide enhanced cushioning
  • Easily customisable
  • Minimise the risk of friction and blisters

Rigid (Polypropylene) Orthotics:

  • Exhibit greater longevity
  • Influence foot mechanics more effectively
  • Suitable for various shoe styles, including fashion and casual footwear

Is it normal to feel some discomfort when starting to wear orthotics?

Like any new experience, there may be an initial period of adjustment when using orthotics. At first, you may feel slight discomfort, particularly if you are using hard orthotics. In such cases, it is advisable to gradually increase your usage. However, it is important to note that orthotics should not cause pain. If you continue to experience discomfort even after the break-in period, please inform us, as we are here to assist you and make any necessary adjustments as needed.

Is it necessary to wear orthotics constantly?

Upon receiving your custom orthotics, it is essential to allow your body time to adapt to them. Initially, it is recommended to gradually increase the duration of wear, which usually spans two to four weeks. Your physiotherapist will provide specific guidelines tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. However, as a general guideline, the following approach can be adopted:

Day 1: Wear your custom orthotics for 30 minutes at a time, two to three times throughout the day. Day 2: Extend the wear time by an additional 30 minutes per session. Day 3: Further increase the wear time by an additional 30 minutes per session on top of the previous day. Continue to increase the duration by increments of 30 minutes each day over the following weeks. It is recommended to remove the orthotics during strenuous activities until they are fully broken in. |

Upon receiving your customised orthotics, it is important to allow your body sufficient time to adapt. Gradually incorporating them into your routine is advisable and typically takes around two to four weeks. Your physiotherapist will provide you with personalised guidelines based on your specific requirements. However, as a general guideline, the following approach may be followed:

Day 1: Wear your custom orthotics for 30 minutes at a time, two to three times during the day. Day 2: Increase the duration of wear by an additional 30 minutes per session. Day 3: Add another 30 minutes to each wear session compared to the previous day. Continue increasing the duration by 30-minute increments each day over the next few weeks. It is recommended to remove the orthotics during strenuous activities until they are fully broken in. |

Upon receiving your custom orthotics, it is important to allow your body sufficient time to adjust. Initially, it is advisable to gradually increase the wearing duration, which typically spans over two to four weeks. Your physiotherapist will provide specific guidelines tailored to your individual needs and circumstances. However, as a general guideline, the following approach can be implemented:

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 wearing session. Day 3: Continue adding 30 minutes to each session compared to the previous day. Continue increasing the duration by 30-minute increments each day over the next few weeks. During strenuous activities, it is recommended to remove the orthotics until they are fully broken in.}

Are good foot orthotics a worthwhile investment?

Absolutely! Your feet bear the weight of your body consistently, and it is important to prioritise their well-being and optimal functionality. If your physiotherapist suggests custom orthotics, wearing them as directed may lead to reduced pain and a lower risk of injuries. Investing in Good Feet orthotics is worthwhile, as they may contribute to your physical health and, consequently, your mental well-being.

Can orthotics be beneficial for plantar fasciitis?

Absolutely! Plantar fasciitis affects the way your feet function while standing and walking, often causing significant pain. Custom orthotics may provide relief by targeting the underlying mechanics of your feet. By restoring proper foot mechanics, they aim to help alleviate stress on the plantar fascia, which is the tissue band extending from the heel to the toes. Including custom orthotics in your treatment plan may play a significant role in managing plantar fasciitis and promoting overall recovery.

Why NDPE West Ryde Stands Out?

NDPE West Ryde stands out for its commitment to delivering exceptional care through highly skilled therapists who utilise GaitScan™ technology in an effort to assess and address the unique needs of your feet. We prioritise personalised attention and craftsmanship to create tailor-made orthotics exclusively for you. With our extensive experience, we strive to provide a soothing and rejuvenating treatment that surpasses your expectations.

Our compassionate team of therapists is dedicated to enhancing your physical well-being while prioritising your emotional health for a holistic approach to your overall wellness. We take pride in serving patients not only in West Ryde but also in the neighbouring suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford.

Book your appointment for custom orthotics in West Ryde today!

If you have been experiencing foot, ankle, or leg pain and are considering custom orthotics as a potential solution, we are here to help. At NDPE, we offer custom orthotics to residents in West Ryde and nearby areas including Eastwood, Denistone, Epping, and Ryde. Don’t let pain hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact us today to book an appointment with one of our experienced therapists. Click below to get in touch or call 02 9874 8410.

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