WHAT IS ORTHOTICS ABOUT
In layman terms, custom-made Orthotics are special insoles that are moulded to the exact shape of your feet. Having insoles that fit the contours of your feet can improve support, increase comfort, and reduce pain.
Foot, ankle, knee, and hip biomechanics are complex. Orthotics should not be prescribed without a thorough examination – at least a half hour, and more if the case is complex. Do not get those on the shelf ones! Everyone’s feet are different – even your right foot is different than your right foot, there is no such orthotics that fits all.
Common conditions that orthotics have the most potential to help:
WHO SHOULD BE USING ORTHOTICS
Not many of us were blessed with perfect feet! According to studies, less than 10% of the world population would have what is called a normal or neutral foot, meaning a foot that does not require any special care or support to maintain its shape when loaded with the body weight. Orthotics are inserts added inside the footwear to support the foot’s natural structure. Your feet are the base of support of your entire skeleton, so they may affect the entire body if they are tilted or not straight, just like the Tour of Pisa!
It is encouraged to get your feet checked as early as possible in your life. By taking this precaution, it can help prevent many issues that you may encounter in the future.
WHEN SHOULD ONE USE ORTHOTICS
To determine whether an orthosis may be necessary for your condition, here are some symptoms to watch out for. These symptoms can occur at any point of your life. Its always good to detect it early and prevent it from deteriorating further:
- Foot pain while standing
- Foot pain while walking
- Muscle tightness
- Recurrent muscle tears and strains
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Hip pain
- Heel pain
- Calluses and corns
- Achilles tendonitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Shin splints
- Patella femoral syndrome
- When shoes wear out unevenly
- When shoes wear out unusually quickly
WHERE CAN ONE GET CUSTOM ORTHOTICS
All our Natural Healings Outlets provide the service to create your own custom-made orthotics. You can book an appointment with us below!
- Chinatown Point
- Jurong East CPF Building
- Heartland Mall-Kovan
- Northpoint City
- Novena Specialist Center
- Parkway Parade
WHY SHOULD ONE GET A PAIR OF ORTHOTICS
Orthotics has several functions depending on the needs of the patients. These include:
- To control and guide a joint or body segment
- To limit or immobilize an extremity
- To support weak limbs
- To restrict movement
- To assist movement
- To reduce weight bearing
- To speed up rehabilitation after cast removal in the case of fractures
- To correct pronation problems
- To improve athletic performance
- To reduce pain
- To protect from injury
People may need orthotics for several possible reasons. Some of the most common are:
- Underlying condition such as cerebral palsy or spina bifida
- Past injury in the spinal cord
- History of stroke
- Plantar fasciitis and other soft issue inflammatory problems
- Spine deformities
- Fracture injury
- Sciatic nerve
- Interdigital neuroma
- Impaired muscles
HOW ARE OUR ORTHOTICS MADE
How are OUR custom-made Orthotics created?
What we use is scientifically based protocol using a device called the Architect. The architect visualizes the bottom of the foot and the weight bearing of the foot. When you have a biomechanical flaw that we identity with the Architect, then what we do is send that to a lab that specifically builds a custom-made orthotics just for you. Our labs are based in Canada and your this custom Orthotic will be developed by a panel of qualified Podiatrists with over 20 years of experience.
This custom-built Orthotics are in different sizes and thicknesses styles depending on your activity so it is very important that your foot is dynamically designed to walk the way you should walk. It should give you a springing action to your foot which helps to prevent bunion formation, flat feet, heel spurs and many more. When your feet are off or imbalanced, it can make your knees off too. As a whole it can protect your feet, knee, hip and lower back as well.
Digital Analysis & Consultation
Our Doctors will send the report over to our lab for it to be developed
Use your new custom made orthotics and feel the difference in no time