Orthotics, sometimes called shoe inserts or insoles are medical devices worn inside shoes to aid the foots ability to function efficiently. Orthotics provide support and lessen the burden on structures within the foot and lower limb and in so provide effective treatment for many musculoskeletal injuries derived from ineffective foot function. Orthotics can be custom made or can be worn straight off the shelf with both options being available at our Clinic.
Orthotics can be transferred from shoe to shoe with ease and are generally light and easily accommodated in many types of shoes. It is important to note that a custom orthotic forms only part of a treatment plan and are prescribed in addition to stretching and strengthening exercises.