At Procare we believe that by combining our expertise with cutting edge technology, we can produce the most effective, affordable, high quality custom made orthotic devices Perth has to offer.
What are Foot Orthotics?
Orthotics are devices that are intended to correct an abnormal, or faulty lower limb biomechanics. Despite of the common belief, orthotics are not just “arch supports”. They perform functions that make standing, walking and running more comfortable and efficient by altering not lower limb motions, but the force driving lower limb motions.
We prescribe orthotics as a conservative approach to many foot problems or as a method of control after certain types of foot surgery; their use is a highly successful, practical treatment form.
Orthotics take various forms and are constructed of various materials and depending on your presenting problems we will discuss which forms of orthotics are suitable for your problems. All are concerned with improving foot function and minimising stress forces that could ultimately cause foot deformity and pain.
State-of-the-Art 3D printed orthoses in Perth
Our orthoses/ orthotic devices/ custom insoles are custom-made using our lab partner’s highly advanced 3D printers. 3D printed orthosis is a new and positive change to our services. Lighter than polypropylene with a similar flex with a faster rebound rate, 3D printing is the way of the future and we are thrilled to be one of the first in Australia to offer this service to our clients.
Unlike direct milled polypropylene which is 97-98% waste, 3D printing is environmentally friendly and has less than 0.5% waste. Micron measurements can now be accurately achieved, vastly increasing our prescription variables. E.g. 3.25mm or 2.65mm – we are no longer restricted to millimetres. Not only is it the environmentally friendly choice, containing no petro-chemicals, it outperforms polypropylene in all areas our lab have tested. It’s half the weight, yet stronger; it has a faster rebound rate; its fatigue testing is the same as polypropylene
3D printed orthoses have a lot of benefits, and here are some of its features:
- Smooth Finish
- Ready to Wear, No Covers, Slip-free
- Consistent Flex
- Accurate to Microns
- Custom Thickness
- High-Quality Embossed Details (No more stickers that peel off!)
- Custom Patterned Shell Bottoms
- Environmentally friendly (<0.5% Waste)
State-of-the-Art Orthotic 3D Scanner in Perth
Our orthotics are custom made according to digital imaging and mould of your feet, using our state-of-the-art orthotic 3D scanner right here in Perth. Custom orthoses are then prescribed according to data based on our up-to-date thorough static and dynamic biomechanical examinations. We also promise our patients will receive their custom made orthotics in a timely manner, and same day modification is available if required.
Orthotics for Children
Orthotic devices are effective in the treatment of children with foot deformities. Most podiatrists recommend that children with such deformities be placed in orthotics soon after they start walking, to stabilise the foot. The devices can be placed directly into a standard shoe or an athletic shoe.
Usually, the orthotics need to be replaced when the child’s foot has grown two sizes. Different types of orthotics may be needed as the child’s foot develops and changes shape.
The length of time a child needs orthotics varies considerably, depending on the seriousness of the deformity and how soon correction is addressed.
Other Types of Orthotics
Various other orthotics may be used for multidirectional sports or edge-control sports by casting the foot within the ski boot, ice skate boot, or inline skate boot. Combinations of semi-flexible material and soft material to accommodate painful areas are utilised for specific problems.
- Wear shoes that work well with your orthotic devices.
- Bring your orthotic devices with you whenever you purchase a new pair of shoes.
- Wear socks or stockings similar to those that you plan on wearing when you shop for new shoes.
- Return as directed for follow-up evaluation of the functioning of your orthoses. This is important for making certain that your feet and orthoses are functioning properly together.
Contact Procare today for the best custom made foot orthotics Perth has to offer.