Many foot and ankle conditions respond very well to the use of prescription orthotic devices. After completing a biomechanical assessment our podiatrists use a 3D laser scanner to image and copy the shape and size of the foot. A prescription to improve posture and reduce the harmful forces that cause many foot and ankle conditions is then written and sent to the orthotic laboratory.
A system of computer assisted design (CAD) orthotic fabrication is used by the laboratory to produce a pair of orthotic devices that very accurately fit the foot and provide improved foot and ankle posture and function. Most patients have 1 to 2 follow up consultations after their orthotics have been dispensed to ensure the best results have been obtained. After that 12 monthly reviews are usually advised.