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We Make Custom Sports Orthotics

Walker Street Sports Podiatry

Relieve chronic pain and prevent injuries with custom Sports Orthotics from Sydney's foot orthotic experts. Run, Jump, Kick and Throw pain-free with Custom Sports Orthotics.

Custom sports orthotics are one of the most effective ways to treat and relieve pain associated with the foot and lower limbs. When treating a patient with flat feet, the aim is to find the route of the problem rather than a band aid solution that may provide temporary relief.  

  

Not every sports injury associated with the foot will require orthotics - many feet injuries irritated by sport can be treated very successfully without the use of orthotics. Before advising sports orthotics, we will provide a full assessment, delve into your prior injuries and find out how you got to where you are now. Our goal is to establish a manageable, lasting solution for any issues that arise from physical activity.

 

HOW WE MAKE SPORTS 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 WE FIT CUSTOM SPORTS ORTHOTICS

1. Initial Assessment

Before we recommend flat 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.

2. Recommendation

If the initial assessment indicates that you would benefit from custom flat 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 flat 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 flat 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.

4. Review

The final step in fitting your custom flat 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.

© Walker Street Sports Podiatry. All Rights Reserved 2019.

Ground Level, 83 Walker Street

North Sydney NSW 2060

(Within Health & Wellness Australia Clinic)

 

Call us on: 9964 0099 

info@walkerstreetsportspodiatry.com.au

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