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‘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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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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Can I carry on running with shin splints?

Shin splints are a very common injury for people who enjoy running or dancing as a key form of exercise. They are an inflammation of the tibialis anterior muscle; and are often caused by overuse of the leg muscles, tendons or shin bone, perhaps after a long period with little or no such exercise; or…
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Orthotics for all, not just athletes

Some people think orthotics are mainly for serious athletes. While they certainly do offer benefits for many sports enthusiasts, from tennis players to long-distance runners, they have also helped numerous others who do not partake in regular sports. Orthotics help address and alleviate many common foot and motion issues. Even when the wearer isn’t out…
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Foot orthotics for sports

Sports training requires you to wear shoes throughout the day, which can result in foot problems such as heel pain and shin splints. This affects your athletic performance and increases the risk of injury. Custom foot orthotics help eliminate any pain and ease foot drop when training for a sport. They are made with the…
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Custom orthotics for bursitis

Bursitis is a painful and uncomfortable foot condition where one has fluid-filled sacs either on the heels of their feet, on their toes, or both. Bursitis can be caused by several things, including growing older, repetitive movements or a traumatic injury. If you have been diagnosed with bursitis by a podiatrist, you know that wearing…
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Spinal and posture improvements

You knew orthotics helped relieve foot pain and walking issues. Did you know they can help your spine and posture, too? Improved posture Orthotics can help align your spine into a healthier and more natural position. When you have challenges with your arches and feet, oftentimes the back curves or slumps as you try to…
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Ancient and Modern Custom Orthotics

Did you know the crafting of orthotics can be traced to ancient times? Survival and adaptation were paramount thousands of years ago, and early man used the textiles, wood, and leather at their disposal to craft orthotics items for tribe members who were injured (usually in battle) or born with physical differences. Evidence has been…
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