specialized orthotic design at PTI Orthotics

‘What type of orthotic will be best for me?’

This is a question we are often asked early on by a client. It seems a simple question, but our response is much more complicated. The actual answer depends on a wide range of factors. For example, we’d consider your weight, age and the type and level of activity you regularly undertake. Added to this,…
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Why gel filled orthotics are the future

For a time now, the standard orthotics used by many labs feature polyethylene or urethane foams. Their structure would remind you of a foam mattress or a sponge. This means that, over time, their cell walls will collapse, reducing the effectiveness of the vital cushioning effect. Often just like a lumpy or flattened old mattress!…
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Choosing the right orthotics

Orthotics are more commonly known as arch supports, yet this is only one role they fill. When walking or running, arch supports ensure the alignment of your lower back, ankles, knees, and hips as well. To choose the best orthotics it helps to match them with your shoes. In some cases, they may need to…
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specialized orthotic design at PTI Orthotics

Do heel lifts help if I have Achilles Tendonitis?

Heel lifts can help when treating this condition as they can reduce the tension felt in, and stretch to, your Achilles tendon. This is often matched with a program of exercises to slowly stretch and gradually strengthen the calf muscle group. Should this not be successful in treating the condition, the next stage often sees…
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