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Custom Orthotics Denistone

Custom orthotics have the potential to alleviate pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. These discomforts may hinder your daily life, making movement uncomfortable and limiting your ability to fully enjoy your activities. At NDPE, we understand the impact of such pain on your well-being, which is why we provide custom orthotics.

Using advanced technology and diagnostic tools like Gaitscan™, we create custom orthotics at NDPE. Our goal is to offer high-quality solutions tailored to your specific needs. Our services extend to residents in West Ryde and 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.

The Benefits of Custom Orthotics

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

Introducing GaitScan™

GaitScan™ is a sophisticated tool employed by our physiotherapists to identify and evaluate abnormal foot function. Analysing the biomechanics of your feet generates clear and concise images that determine whether orthotics may be required. Utilising a state-of-the-art metal plate, over 4,000 sensors capture the shape of your foot with impressive speed, scanning up to 300 frames per second.

Your Questions About Custom Orthotics Answered

Should orthotics be firm or flexible?

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

Are there potential initial discomforts associated with orthotics?

Just like with any new undertaking, there may be a period of adaptation when using orthotics. Initially, you may experience some slight discomfort, particularly if you are utilising hard orthotics. It is advisable to ease into wearing them gradually. However, it’s important to emphasise that orthotics should not cause pain. If you find yourself still experiencing discomfort even after the initial adjustment period, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are more than willing to provide assistance and make any necessary accommodations to ensure your comfort.

Should orthotics be worn constantly from the beginning?

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.}

Is it worth getting good orthotics?

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?

Indeed! Plantar fasciitis affects the way your feet function while standing and walking, leading to persistent pain. Fortunately, custom orthotics may offer an effective remedy by addressing the underlying issue. These tailor-made orthotics are specifically designed to restore proper foot mechanics, thereby alleviating strain on the plantar fascia—an essential tissue band that spans from the heel to the toes. By incorporating custom orthotics into your treatment plan, you may experience substantial relief from plantar fasciitis symptoms and aid in your overall recovery.

Why NDPE West Ryde Stands Out?

At NDPE West Ryde, we offer a distinctive treatment experience delivered by experienced therapists who are trained in utilising GaitScan™ technology to identify and address your feet’s specific needs. This enables us to create custom orthotics that are designed exclusively for you, ensuring optimal comfort and support. With years of experience under our belt, we are committed to providing a therapeutic and rejuvenating experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

Our compassionate team of therapists is dedicated to improving your physical well-being while considering the importance of emotional health in your overall journey to wellness. We proudly extend our care to patients in West Ryde and the surrounding suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of service and support.

Don’t miss out on booking your appointment for custom orthotics in West Ryde.

Don’t let foot, ankle, or leg pain hinder your quality of life any longer. Take the first step towards relief by booking your appointment for custom orthotics at NDPE. Our experienced therapists are here to provide the care and support you need to overcome your pain. Contact us now to schedule your appointment or call 02 9874 8410.

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