If you need orthotics, then our computerised, soft flexible Orthema devices are the perfect solution for a large range of foot conditions. Our Brisbane orthotics practice can scan and manufacture devices in under one hour with the latest high resolution technology.
We are experts in the prescription and fitting of orthotics
Our podiatrists have over 40 years of combined experience in the design and manufacture of orthotics for a wide range of foot and leg conditions, to ensure you receive comfortable and highly effective treatment. Our patients have ranged from Olympic athletes, through to weekend warriors, children, tradespeople and the elderly.
Our foot orthoses (orthotics) come in a variety of styles and forms, and are suitable for a range of foot and leg conditions. These range from chronic foot ulcers due to diabetes, through to recurrent sports injuries, or congenital foot conditions affecting children. We are able to offer our patients a range of different options for foot orthoses depending on their needs. It is essential that properly prescribed and fitted orthotics are comfortable and easy to use.
We use the latest orthotics manufacturing technology
The Podiatry Practice has invested in the latest hi-tech technology and software to be able to make custom orthotics to the highest standards. There is minimal turnaround time, as our CAD/CAM equipment allows our podiatrists to scan, design and manufacture your orthotics in very short time frames of even an hour.
The custom orthotics that are produced by our system are precision-designed from a fast and efficient 3D digital scan of the foot. It is now no longer necessary to take time consuming and messy plaster casts or moulds of the foot. Once the scan captures the shape and morphology of the foot, our podiatrists then utilise sophisticated CAD software to design your devices according to your biomechanical needs, and then this design is sent to our milling machinery to produce your custom made devices.
More information about the general benefits of different orthotics types can be found in this blog post.
More information about the use of orthotics in high heeled shoes can be found here.
How can Orthema orthotics help my problem?
Our Orthema orthotics are used for a wide range of conditions, and are soft, flexible and comfortable to use.
They can be used for a variety of problems, such as;
- Children’s walking and gait correction
- Adult occupational and sporting injuries
- Heel pain and arch pain
- Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other joint problems affecting the foot and leg
- Knee pain
- Tendonitis, ligament instability and muscle problems
- Diabetic foot complications
Depending on the nature of your problem, you footwear and other variables, your podiatrist will commonly design on of the following types of foot orthoses for your problem.
Custom Sports / General Orthoses
These devices are typically made from flexible, but slightly higher density materials. They provide long term durability and control for significant biomechanical problems. They are lightweight and can be shaped to fit a wide range of mens, womens and athletic shoes, but are not as suitable for womens fashion shoes (see our Dress Orthoses). They can be a full length or 3/4 length device, with a range of soft covering materials to provide additional cushioning to the foot.
Diabetic / Accommodative Orthoses
For conditions like diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, soft cushioning materials are usually needed. Our accommodative orthoses are made of 3 or more layers of materials. Together these provide stability to the foot, along with moulding around bony prominences and pressure points that might be at risk of ulceration or breakdown.
Dress Shoe Orthoses
The needs of women are catered for with our Dress Orthoses. These are specifically prescribed in a lightweight, thin material that is designed to suit a range of dress and fashion footwear. They are typically 3/4 length devices and are suited to loafers, ballet flats and moderate heeled dress shoes.