Orthotic Prescription

Let us find the perfect Orthotics for your feet!

Foot orthoses (“orthotics”) are shoe inserts designed to support and align, and improve the function of the foot. There are different types of foot orthotics available from a podiatrist to treat many lower leg and foot pathologies:

Prefabricated orthotics:

Are pre-made, off the shelf orthotics which can be used as a quick solution to treat many foot and leg problems. These are often a temporary solution to try and reduce pain quickly. We stock a range of pre-fabricated orthotics for various pathologies.

Semi-custom (non-cast) orthotics:

Are orthotics which are specially made from a tracing of the foot for size. These are often utilised for children, with growing feet, as they will often require a new orthotic device when their feet grow. This is often a more cost effective option for children presenting with mild foot complaints.

Custom foot orthotics:

Are prescription orthotics which are individually designed for a person’s exact needs. A thorough biomechanical assessment will often identify issues with alignment and function of the foot, and from our assessment we design the orthotic from scratch. A laser scan is taken of the feet to ensure exact fit and comfort of the device.

What is the process for getting orthotics?

You will first attend your appointment where a thorough history is taken as well as a physical examination of your feet and ankles. If orthotic therapy is advised as part of your treatment plan,  a brief biomechanical assessment will be conducted to decide which device is most suitable to achieve results.

Biomechanical assessment & Gait analysis

When a custom orthotic is recommended, you will then be booked in for a more detailed biomechanical assessment and video gait analysis. We will then use the latest laser technology to take scans of both of your feet to send to our orthotic laboratory with our prescription form.

Orthotic Issue

Once we receive your orthotic devices in the clinic, you will attend a personalised issue appointment, where we check the fit of the orthotics and can make minor modifications as needed to ensure they fit into your shoes. We will also advise you on what to expect from your first few day to weeks of wearing orthotics for the first time.

Review

After 4 weeks we get you back in for a review, where we can again make changes or modifications to ensure your orthotics are working as intended and most of all, you as the patient are happy and on your way to being pain free! We will then advise either a 6 or 12 monthly review to ensure the long term benefits from your orthotics are maintained.

Sole Podiatry Orthotics

At Sole Podiatry, we pride ourselves on our orthotic knowledge and experience. We will always ensure our clients are satisfied with their orthotic devices, and ensure we are achieving the best results possible.

Contact Sole Podiatry on 9939 1012 to arrange an appointment to see if orthotic therapy can help you!

FAQ’s

What can I expect at an appointment?
Do I need a referral?
Do you bulk bill?
How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?
What is your cancellation policy?
What can I expect at an appointment?

Your consultation will go for 40 minutes. This time allows your Podiatrist to thoroughly examine and understand your needs as well as providing the necessary time to assess your condition properly. We will also develop a comprehensive treatment plan that will enable you to achieve your goal as soon as possible during this consultation.

Do I need a referral?

There is no requirement to supply a referral from your doctor to see a Podiatrist.

With that said, if you have been referred, please bring a copy of the referral letter.

Do you bulk bill?

We bulk bill pension card holders with a valid EPC referral (Chronic disease management plan) from their GP. For non-pension card holder with this type of referral, our consult fees apply, and you can claim a rebate from Medicare (there is a small gap fee)

How often do I need to visit a Podiatrist?

The frequency and number of visitations will depend on the nature of the condition you are being treated for. The treatment and rehabilitation of conditions will vary widely however after an initial consultation your podiatrist will be able to provide a recovery framework for you.

What is your cancellation policy?

We appreciate 24 hours notice for cancellations when possible. However we know the unexpected can often happen, so a courtesy phone call if you are going to miss an appointment is always appreciated.

An appointment which is cancelled or rescheduled with less than 24 hours notice, may incur a fee of 50% of the consult rate.

If you miss an appointment, without giving notice, then the full rate of the appointment may be charged.

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