Orthotics

We use our feet a lot!

The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day.┬áSome considerably more! The foot offers the body two very important functions – stability and mobility. The anatomy of a normal foot allows for both to occur at the same time.

What could go wrong?

Approximately 30% of the population have a normal “neutral” foot. The remainder of people either “overpronate” where the foot rolls inwards (95% of abnormal feet) or “oversupinate” were the foot rolls outwards (5% of abnormal feet). The important thing to know is that all feet pronate and┬ásupinate, but abnormal feet do one of these things too much or at the wrong time.

Over-pronation or over-supination can cause a number or injuries to develop:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hallux abducto valgus
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

How we can help

By carefully assessing and identifying any foot abnormalities and using orthotics in combination with other treatment modalities our Physiotherapists can help get you get better more quickly and help prevent further problems from developing.