Custom Orthotics

Do any of the symptoms below relate to you or someone you know?

Do you care about the future of your joints and wish to slow down,

or even prevent, the onset of degeneration and wear and tear?

Common complaints associated with poor foot biomechanics:

  • localised foot pain
  • sore foot when standing
  • pain when walking or running
  • foot, ankle, knee or hip pain
  • generalised leg pain
  • flat feet
  • high arches
  • plantar fasciitis
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • bunions
  • hammer toes
  • Paediatric foot and posture problems
  • balance issues
  • sports injuries
  • bad posture
  • chronic or acute lower/upper back pain
  • neck pain
  • headaches

If you answered ''yes'' to any of the above symptoms, or care about the longevity of your joints, this could mean that you may benefit from custom orthotics.

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are devices designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to realign the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole, and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

What can I do?

The first step involves booking an appointment for an initial consultation with Catherine Crane MBA BSc (Hons) D.C. Catherine has over 12 years experience as a Chiropractor and now works as a Postural and Lower Limbs Biomechanics Specialist and Custom Orthotics Consultant.

What happens during the first appointment?

Your initial appointment will involve your past medical history, a thorough clinical, orthopaedic and postural examination. This will include analysis of your feet, knees, hips, pelvis and spine. Your feet will then be examined statically (standing still) and your gait dynamically (in motion).

How do you examine my feet and gait accurately and specifically?

We use a computerised gait scan to capture the 3D image of your foot whilst standing and walking. The advantage of the GaitScan TM is that it is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows us to analyse your biomechanics and from these readings, order custom othotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan of 300 frames per second, GaitScan TM is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.

Why is the gait scan so important?
The GaitScan TM is a new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle, especially in motion. The dynamic scan gives us access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking mirror flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
The GaitScan TM is a valuable education tool that provides us with a comprehensive biomechanical analysis for each patient, as well as clear, concise images to assess and articulate the need for orthotic therapy. With this technology, we are able to prescribe custom orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance.
What should I do now?

The first step is to make an initial consultation. We will able to determine if custom orthotics will be beneficial to you.