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Custom Orthotics Rydalmere

Custom orthotics aim to alleviate pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, and lower back. These discomforts may disrupt your daily life, impeding movement and diminishing your ability to fully embrace life’s offerings. At NDPE, we prioritise your well-being and offer custom orthotics to address these concerns.

Utilising state-of-the-art technology and diagnostic tools like Gaitscan™, we create custom orthotics at NDPE. Our primary focus is to provide you with top-quality orthotics tailored to your unique requirements. We proudly serve the local community in West Ryde and neighbouring areas, including  Eastwood, Denistone, Marsfield, Epping, Ryde, Meadowbank, Dundas Valley, Telopea, Putney, Carlingford, and Ermington.

Exploring 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 provide valuable assistance in managing various conditions, such as:

  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 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

Is it normal to feel some discomfort when starting to wear 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.

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 custom orthotics effectively address 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.

What Sets NDPE West Ryde Apart?

At NDPE West Ryde, we take pride in offering a unique treatment experience led by highly skilled therapists who have mastered the art of using GaitScan™ technology to accurately assess your foot requirements. This enables us to design custom orthotics tailored exclusively to meet your needs. With our unwavering commitment to excellence, we ensure that you receive a tranquil and restorative treatment that leaves you feeling pampered and cared for.

Our compassionate team of therapists strives to enhance your physical health while nurturing your emotional well-being. We firmly believe in a comprehensive approach to wellness, which is why we are dedicated to serving patients in West Ryde and the nearby suburbs of Eastwood, Epping, Denistone, Marsfield, and Carlingford.

Schedule your appointment for custom orthotics in West Ryde.

If you’re tired of living with foot, ankle, or leg pain and are considering custom orthotics as a potential solution, we invite you to book an appointment at NDPE. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to helping residents in West Ryde and surrounding areas find relief from their discomfort. Don’t let pain limit your activities or affect your daily life. Contact us today to schedule your appointment or call 02 9874 8410.

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