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. Read more below to know about the process and why it gives the best outcome in terms of orthotic therapy.