Orthotics are a special shoe or heal inserts which are specifically prescribed for you to treat foot, leg, knee or back problems.
Orthotics can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan to address various symptoms having to do with pain and discomfort of the feet and legs. Some of the goals your physiotherapist may have for your orthotic treatment are correcting foot deformity’s, helping the foot or ankle to function better, improved biomechanics, providing support to the foot and ankle and reducing risk of further injuries.
Orthotics are more than just a heal pad or shoe insert. Your orthotic device will be combined with an affective programme to alleviate your pain in the longer term.