Types Of Orthotics
Custom Comfort & Performance
The Right Orthotic For You
Choosing the right type of orthotics for you and your feet is important. Everybody’s feet, legs, shoes. strength, flexibility, activities levels are different. When visiting ace podiatry on the gold coast your podiatrist they will do a biomechanical examination taking into account all of these aspect so they are able to write a personal prescription for your custom orthotics. With the use of a 3D laser scan, to take an accurate 3D image of your foot, orthotics have never been so custom, personal and precise. At ace podiatry we aim to make you an orthotic that you will get the most use out of. That is why when we design the orthotics we also take into account your lifestyle and the type of shoes you wear most.
During an average day of walking, the total forces on your feet can total hundreds of tons, equivalent to an average of a fully loaded cement truck
Full Length Orthotics
Orthotics for comfort walking or sport specific. Generally sports ones will be made thinner and more flexible to prevent blistering, and support-modified dependent on the sport and footwear. A full length orthotic will generally be made for a shoe with a full-length removable lining. The full-length cover prevents the orthotics from sliding in the shoes. This can mean extra padding can be added to the forefoot of the orthotics for extra comfort. A variety of colors for the orthotics cover can be chosen from.
Half Length Orthotics
Half length orthotics are orthotics where the top cover stops at the end of the orthotic shell. The orthotic shell is the main part for most people that provide the support and so having the cover half length will not make a difference to the orthotics support. Half length orthotics are generally for people with less room in the toe box of shoes and for ease of moving between shoes. Half length orthotics have a variety of colors that can be chosen from.
Slim Line Orthotics
Slim line / dress orthotics are made for more specialized shoes such as sandals, football boots, cycling shoes where other styles of orthotics just won’t fit. Due to the fact the orthotics are made digitally we can make then any width to the nearest millimeter. Slim line / dress orthotics Can come in full length or half-length and a variety of colors can be chosen from.
People on average will walk around the world 4 times in their life. Keeping you feet comfortable, and your body in its best alignment is therefore important. Comfort custom orthotics aim to keep your body inits best alignment possible, and redistribute pressure to not only treat pain and injuries, but also prevent them. At our gold coast clinic we will take into account the activities you are doing, the shoes you are wearing to come up with an orthotics that will work best for you. So book an appointment at one of our Gold Coast clinics to have your feet last all day long in comfort.
Golf 3D Orthotics
The foot’s movement when doing a particular sport is is very different to the foot’s movement when walking. For example a foot and legs motion during running compared to the motion striking a golf ball. Hence a running shoes structure is very different from a golf shoe.
Golf specific insoles use specific shapes, flexibility, support mechanisms, and materials to work with the foot and lower limb during the specific sport. The more contact the foot has to the floor, the more neurological feedback the brain gets. This helps the brain know where the foot is. The brain then knows which muscle to tell to contract. The contact therefore helps improve proprio-receptiove feedback and therefore improves balance and stability, helping you be more stable on you feet when striking the ball.
Super Soft & Diabetic 3D Orthotics
Diabetic and ultra soft orthotics are recommended for people who want added support with maximum cushioning, or high risk patients looking to reduce areas of high pressure, maximum comfort and protection. Soft orthotics are recommended for people with misshapen feet with extra bones. A variety of colors can be chosen from.
Children’s 3D Orthotics
Children’s feet are very different from adult’s feet. They are extremely flexible and the bones are soft. While your children’s feet are still growing they are extremely susceptible to injury via, womb position, improper footwear, hereditary influences and poor development. Unfortunately, children can’t always explain what they’re feeling other than saying it hurts. It is therefore vital for parents and people involved in the child’s upbringing, to pay close attention to the development of your child’s feet. Doctors argue that most foot problems and pains in adulthood stem from ill-fitting shoes or poor foot experiences during childhood. It is important to remember that the foot is NOT a separate entity, but an integral body part that supports the entire skeletal structure.
Children feet can be very soft, flexible and susceptible to injury. Kids / children’s orthotics are specifically designed to help nurture the growing foot. Kids can choose from a variety of patterns to have on their 3D printed orthotics to have the most awesome feet in town. Kids orthotics can be half length or full length with a variety of colors for the orthotics top cover.
Action Sports 3D Orthotics
Do you want to increase your chance of making a landing? Want to improve your balance through a turn? Increase your speed? Decrease pain and risk of injury? Try Action sports orthotics! Specifically designed for action sports in mind they aim to help take your performance to the next level. Skiing, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, BMX, Motocross, wake boarding and more.
Improving your alignment to prevent injuries, increase the contact with your foot to increase nervous feedback and increase balance, help stabilize weak and flexible ankles, preventing burning and tingling pains within the ball of the foot and more.
Sports 3D orthoticsT
he foot’s movement when doing a particular sport is is very different to the foot’s movement when walking. For example a foot and legs motion during running compared to the motion striking a tennis ball. Hence a running shoes structure is very different from a tennis shoe.
Sport specific insoles use specific shapes, flexibility, support mechanisms, and materials to work with the foot and lower limb during the specific sport. With sports specific shoes being worn the orthotics are tailored to work with the shoe to aid in helping you perform to your best. The support given by the shoes is also taken into account when designing the orthotics.