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Custom Orthotics Telopea

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.

Understanding Orthotics

Orthotics also referred to as orthoses, are customised corrective devices used to address and rectify foot and ankle issues non-surgically. These devices are uniquely tailored to each individual, considering their distinct biomechanics and specific requirements. By enhancing foot function, orthotics aim to alleviate previously experienced pain. They achieve this by modifying pressure distribution on specific areas of the feet, utilising precise measurements obtained 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 be firm or flexible?

The choice between firm and flexible orthotics depends on individual circumstances and various factors. Our physiotherapists will discuss these factors with you to determine the best option for your needs. Here’s a brief overview:

Flexible (Ethyl Vinyl Acetate, EVA) Orthotics:

  • Provide added cushioning
  • Can be easily customised
  • Less likely to cause friction or blisters

Firm (Polypropylene) Orthotics:

  • Offer greater durability
  • Influence foot mechanics more effectively
  • Fit well in fashion or casual shoes

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.

Should orthotics be worn continuously?

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.

Are orthotics a valuable solution 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?

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.

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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