Orthotics

orthotics

At Macintosh Lower Limb Clinic, our podiatrists perform an evidence-based biomechanical and gait assessment on clients who attend with lower limb pain and/or dysfunction. Using the results of this assessment, they decide whether orthotics will be an appropriate therapy on a case by case basis. Orthotic therapy involves the podiatrist making a 3 dimensional image of the client’s feet (either by plaster cast, 3D imprint box or computer scan) and then prescribing the correct orthotic from this information. We utilize both soft (EVA) devices, and more rigid (polypropelene) devices, depending on the condition being treated, age of the client, as well as client preference.