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.