Orthotics are used to:

  • Restrict movement in a given direction
  • Assist movement generally
  • Reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
  • Aid rehabilitation from acute injury
  • Correct the shape and/or function of the foot in order to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
  • Prevent injury to vulnerable structures

Orthotics for the foot are used to treat the following conditions:

  • Pronation (flat feet)
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles problems
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints)
  • Ankle instabilities
  • Arthritis
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
  • Neck pain

At our clinics, orthotics are prescribed after a careful assessment by either a chiropodist or chiropractor with special training in this area. Most extended healthcare benefit plans cover all or part of the cost of orthotics.