What is plantar fasciitis?
Orthotics are devices that support your feet through gait preventing overpronation-flattening of the arches and stabilising the ankle and rearfoot. They can also relive pain and overuse of muscles in the lower limb, which in turn can reduce knee, hip and lower back pain.
Do I need orthotics?
Maybe, maybe not.
A thorough biomechanical assessment will determine whether orthotics are indicated. If the assessment does not indicate a need for orthotics, then there is no point in wasting your money on them. If there is an issue, we will try to find a solution - orthotics are only one possible solution.
Custom orthotics vs off-the-shelf?
If orthotics are deemed beneficial to you, we will first see whether off-the-shelf (pre-fabricated) orthotics can be tailored to fit you. If so, we will do that (and save you/your health insurance money).
If this is not suitable or you prefer custom orthotics, we will scan your feet to get the precise measurements necessary to manufacture a set of prescription custom orthotics for you.
We work closely with Biolab who makes all our custom foot orthotics. They are a local West Australian family business that produce truly professional orthotics of the best quality.