What are Orthotics?
Orthoses can help improve the way the foot contacts the ground, by helping align and support the body. They can offload pressure from painful areas, they can help restore your ability to walk, run, and do every day activities with greater comfort. Orthoses can also help:
- Stabilise unstable joints and help prevent falls
- Provide better arch support
- Ease back, hip, knee, heel and big toe pain
- Alleviate foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis and achilles problems
There is a wide range of insoles to choose from at different price ranges. From simple ready-made pairs, to custom-made pairs that require scans of your feet for the perfect fit.
What options can I choose from?
We will carefully evaluate your requirements taking into account your particular needs such as the shoes you wear, foot problems you may have, the activities you do etc. We then scan your feet obtaining an accurate 3D surface scan of each foot to produce custom orthotics . The scans along with the completed prescription form is emailed to the manufacturer in Ireland. It can take up to 10 working days to produce and fit a custom orthotic.
Custom orthoses £250 plus £45 appointment fee.
Foot Balance insoles
Custom-moulded Foot Balance insoles can be made whilst you wait in 10-15 minutes. Each insole comes flat and is then heated and custom moulded for each foot to ensure perfect fit and support – no matter your arch type, foot shape or differences between the left and right foot. These full length insoles are ideal for sports shoes, trainers, walking boots, or shoes where the existing insole can be removed and replaced by FootBalance insoles.
Foot Balance insoles can sometimes offer the benefits of custom orthotics at a more affordable price, although they have a much shorter life span than casted. They are not suitable for every foot problem that requires custom orthotics and won’t fit all types of footwear.
FootBalance £45 plus £45 appointment fee.
Non customised insoles
Non-customised ready-made insoles may also provide you with an ideal solution. These are ready-made for a general range of shoe sizes. These cost less and might be a good place to start trying to alleviate your foot problems. There can be a great difference between quality and effectiveness. Mass-produced, “one-size-fits-all” orthotics cost less, but do not always properly correct the problem, and in some instances may even cause more problems.
Prices from £22 plus £45 appointment fee.