An orthoses , commonly called an orthotic, are specially designed shoe inserts that help support the feet and improve foot posture. The function of the orthotic is to change abnormal pressure around the joint axis and therefore reduce stress on tissues.
At Pacific Podiatry we can prescribe many different types of orthoses from soft to semi-flexible /hard. The orthoses are custom made and designed to change foot posture and reduce symptoms the patient may be experiencing. A biomechanical assessment will be carried out by a qualified podiatrist and from the findings an orthoses will be prescribed with activity levels and footwear in mind. At Pacific Podiatry we use 3D scanned orthoses which can be modified with ease.