Custom Orthotics Bankstown NSW
What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are customised insoles to suit the specific patient’s foot. Use of these as part of a treatment plan is referred to as orthotic therapy.
At Bankstown Podiatry Clinic we can custom make and tailor our orthotics to suit your foot and its diagnosed condition.
Human feet were designed to walk on natural and soft surfaces, like sand and grass, which accommodates to the shape the foot. However, as time and technology progressed, humans began to walk on hard surfaces (concrete), which ultimately led to foot and lower limb problems from overuse and excess strain.
These problems can be easily corrected by our podiatric specialists through orthotic therapy.
What Do Orthotics Do?
The aim of an orthotic is to place the foot in its optimal position throughout activity therefor reducing the stress and strain caused by structural problems on the feet and lower legs. It is basically a mechanical device that changes the ground to suit the foot.
Orthotics are used by our podiatrists to treat a range of conditions such as flat feet, heel pain and knee pain.
If you have any questions about our orthotics, or would like a pair, feel free to drop by our Bankstown office for a friendly consultation, or contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are orthotics used for?: Custom orthotics are devices crafted specifically to your feet to provide comfort and support. They are used to treat a wide range of foot, ankle and heel conditions including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis and shin splints.
How much should custom orthotics cost?: Over the counter orthotics cost between $80 and $150 and are typically used by people suffering with a minor foot complaint. Custom prescription orthotics can cost anywhere between $200 and $800 as they are designed specifically for your foot.
Are orthotics covered by health insurance?: Many Australian private health funds offer cover for orthotics but you will typically need to take out comprehensive extras cover as orthotics are usually excluded from basic extras policies.