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Orthotics

Orthotics

What are Orthoses and what do they do?

An orthosis is an external device that supports, corrects and contains musculo-skeletal deformities and abnormalities of the body.

Does Orthotics always refer to the feet? 

No. Orthotic therapy encompasses the whole body. At PFA we concentrate on the feet and lower limbs but we can design, manufacture and fit a whole range of orthoses, including those for the upper body.

How does it work?

For the lower limbs we often use computerised gait analysis to study how you stand, walk or run. Depending on the problem, we can provide ready-made or custom built insoles as well as lower limb orthoses.

At PFA, our bespoke orthoses are made on-site. Our clinicians work closely with our skilled technicians to make sure that each device is perfectly designed according to your individual requirements.

What can Orthotics treat?

Some of the lower limb and foot problems we address would include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain (chondromalacia, ilotibial band syndrome)
  • Hip pain
  • Forefoot conditions (Morton's Neuroma/Hallux Limitus)
  • Heel spurs
  • Pes planus (fallen arches)
  • Plantar fasciitis (heel and arch pain)
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Old polio conditions

Orthotic consultations are carried out by appointment. Please contact us to arrange an assessment.