Orthotics (more commonly referred to as orthoses) are devices designed to align, better and support the foot’s function. Orthotics fit comfortably in shoes and are created to act like shoe inserts. Customised foot orthotics were originally made from a plaster cast of the foot. Although many sports podiatrists still use plaster casts, we do believe 3D digital technology is a lot more superior way of creating customised foot orthotics.
The staff of Hills District Podiatry believe that 3D scanning for customised foot orthotics is the way of the future. We use a highly accurate and versatile 3D digital scanning system, designed in Melbourne which takes a non-weight bearing digital scan of the foot. Sophisticated software is combined with expert practitioner knowledge to create a customised foot orthotic specific to you and your needs. A number of materials and styles can be used to achieve the desired outcome, and this is all discussed with you prior to the orthotic being made. Our customised foot orthotics are not only made to assist with lower limb pathologies but can make a huge difference to your sporting performance.