Orthotics

We are internationally recognised for tissue & stress related orthotic prescription.

Foot Orthotics

  • A foot orthotic is a shaped support that is placed inside the shoe. It is designed to balance and align the foot with the ground and at the same time align the foot with the leg.
  • A foot orthotic is used for many painful conditions that respond best to foot and leg alignment.
  • Foot orthotics can be pre-formed or fully customised, depending on the requirements of the patient.
  • Advanced Podiatry has an extensive range of pre-form and customized orthotics.
$100
Pre-formed orthotic
Can only be minimally customized
$350
Fully customized foot orthotic
With extensive modelling changes made
$550-$640
Bespoke custom made orthotic
Produced from a 3D model of your foot

Chris Gardner is the Principle Podiatrist at Advanced Podiatry

Chris has been a guest tutor and invited lecturer in orthotic therapy to final year podiatry students at La Trobe University for the past 14 years. During that time he has helped teach over 700 podiatrists in our community. He has lectured on biomechanics and orthotic treatment at both Victorian and National Podiatry Conferences and has been an invited speaker at foot orthotic workshops in Japan. He also consults with Footech, an Australian Orthotic manufacturer.

Chris freely shares his knowledge with all Podiatrists and runs in house workshops for not only for Advanced Podiatry clinics but also for other Podiatry clinics around the country.

Some of the common questions for this treatment
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  • What is a foot orthotic?
  • A foot orthotic is a shaped support that is placed inside the shoe. It designed to balance and align the foot with the ground as well as aligning the foot with the leg. When this alignment is supported, muscles and joints within the foot, the leg, the knee and even the lower back will have less strain and load placed upon them. Wearing foot orthotics can help the body heal itself. By restoring normal function of the foot and leg, tissue strain can be reduced as can pain.
  • For what conditions can foot orthotics be used?
  • Foot orthotics can be used for many painful conditions that respond to better foot and leg alignment. There are 2 basic orthotic designs and an Advanced Podiatrist will choose the style you need according to the joint or muscle tissue that is under stress.

    Midfoot orthotics are designed to produce most support throughout the high arch of the foot. These conditions may include heel pain, forefoot pain, bunions, arthritis and stress fractures.

    Rearfoot orthotics are designed to produce most support from the heel to the middle of the high arch of the foot. These conditions may include ankle pain, achilles tendinosis, tibialis posterior tendinosis, shin splints, knee pain and lower back pain.
  • What is the difference between custom and pre-formed orthotics?
  • Think of a custom made orthotic being the spectacles that an optometrist has assessed, measured and prescribed specifically for your eyes. Each pair of custom made foot orthotics are made from a 3D image of your feet. The specific degree of correction is assessed and built into the orthotic you need to reduce the stress to the tissue that is causing your problem. A preformed or customized orthotic has a set shape built into it. It can be modified to a limited degree to best suit your feet.
  • Do I need a custom made orthotic?
  • With an understanding of the injury and the forces causing it, pre-form orthotics can often be used. By carefully selecting from a specialized podiatry pre-form orthotic range, surface shape and angle can be chosen where greater midfoot or rearfoot control is needed.  Advanced Podiatry has an extensive range of pre-form and customized orthotics.

    Advanced Podiatrists are highly skilled in orthotic prescription and design and will provide you with the best orthotic solution.