To explain how orthotics function, it is important to understand the mechanics of walking. With each step, the vertical axis of the heel ideally should land slightly inverted to the ground, with an inclination of only a few degrees toward the outside of the heel. From there, the foot begins to pronate (flatten) and then comes off the ground at the toes (resuppinates). So, during each step, weight shifts from laterally to medially and back to laterally.
A properly designed orthotic controls how the foot strikes the ground, absorbs shock, and reduces stress in the foot.
Foot orthotics help balance the foot in a neutral position and cushion the foot from experiencing too much pressure, in turn causing pain.
Custom-made orthotics can help relieve such pain, especially if you suffer from foot discomforts, such as an unusually shaped foot, or if your foot rolls towards the ankle. Pain within the foot often affects the rest of the body - ankles, knees, spine etc.
Using four simple steps, we can create the perfect orthotic for your foot.
By simply placing your feet onto the 3D Scanner, we are able to analyse the pressure points in your feet that are causing the most discomfort to you. This technology assists in understanding exactly where your discomforts lie, and the compensation effects your body has generated to compromise the dis-comfort.
The 2D and 3D Podoscan with digital measure cal-culations create a 3D insole product using modelling software.
Foot pain is common. One in four adults have some problem with their feet, and among people with certain types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, hip, ankle or foot, it's even more prevalent.
Foot discomfort and structural problems such as the hammertoes and bunions caused by the inflammation of RA and lupus also can spread beyond the feet, leading to shin pain, knee pain and lower back pain.