We pride ourselves on high quality, good value, custom foot orthotics.
Walker Street Sports Podiatry
Foot orthotics are designed to allow better transfer of stress through the foot and ankle for optimal function and pain relief.
Custom foot orthotics are medical grade shoe inserts that are designed specifically for your individual injury history and biomechanical needs. Walker Street Sports Podiatry uses one of the most reputable orthotic labs in the country to manufacture high quality and innovative orthotic devices.
We now offer manufacture of 3D printed foot orthotics which are superior to traditional methods and materials such as form-moulded plastic (polypropylene) or milled plastic/foam. 3D printed orthotics are environmentally friendly, lighter, more durable, and have a faster rebound rate than polypropylene.
CUSTOM ORTHOTICS WE OFFER
HOW WE MAKE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
At Walker Street Sports Podiatry, we always have our finger on the pulse. We don't simply buy into gimmicks, but adopt new technology when there will be a real benefit to the patient. We keep up to date with the latest industry standards for producing the best custom orthotics and we've just started producing 3D printed orthotics which provide some unique benefits compared to traditional methods.
To make our custom orthotics, we use specialised light emitting cameras - digital scanning has now surpassed the traditional methods we once used, such as plaster casting. Once the scans have been taken, your podiatrist writes an orthotic prescription based on your biomechanical assessment, footwear/activity requirements and injury history. The outcome is a highly individualised activity & injury specific foot orthotic, designed to alter the stresses traveling through the foot & lower extremity.
The prescription is tailored to reduce the load on the injured tissue/s enough to allow pain-free activities. The goal is to reduce the stress to a more optimal level (within a normal physiological range of stress). If this is done correctly, you can expect a reduction in symptoms & an INCREASE in the strength of the previously overloaded muscle, tendon, bone or other structure within the foot or lower extremity.
HOW IT WORKS
1. Initial Assessment
Before we recommend foot orthotics, we start with a biomechanical assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if you are a suitable candidate for orthotics.
Your podiatrist at Walker Street Sports Podiatry will conduct a gait assessment to determine the movement of your feet during the gait cycle. We use the latest technology to ensure a comprehensive and accurate review.
If the initial assessment indicates that you would benefit from custom foot orthotics, then we will recommend the best orthotics for your foot type and intended purpose. Recommendations are based on intended use
We will only recommend foot orthotics if we believe that they can reduce pain or mitigate future injuries stemming from foot or lower leg issues.
3. Orthotic Fitting
Once we have created custom foot orthotics based on an initial consultation and recommendation, we then fit your custom orthotics.
We use this step to ensure that your custom foot orthotics fit with your shoes and will make any necessary adjustments. We will also provide you with instructions on how to use your orthotics and provide you with recommendations on the best way to get used to your custom orthotics.
The final step in fitting custom foot orthotics is the review. In this step, we will follow up with you within a couple of weeks of your fitting to track your progress.
This is a chance for us to see how your foot and lower leg is adapting to the extra correction of your custom orthotics. The review also gives us an opportunity to make any necessary adjustments.