What custom orthotics can do for you | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz

there are many different types of foot orthoses

The Podiatrist is trained to assess lower limb anatomy and biomechanics.
A lot of people view orthotics as being just for the elderly, but we see everyone, from the age of two to seniors.
A foot orthotic is simply a brace that fits inside a shoe. It supports the foot and helps with proper alignment, improving function. Orthotics generally do one of three things, they: control or change foot function, serve as protection, or they do a combination of both.
Following are the different types of orthotics and when you might use them.
Rigid orthotics
If you have sore heels and forefoot joints, you may find relief when your arch has more support.
Designed to control motion in the joints of the foot and ankle, you can use these in dress shoes, skates, ski boots and golf shoes. They’re also great in footwear that fits a bit more loosely, like work or hiking boots, rubber boots, winter or snowmobile boots. You can choose lower or higher-sided options to suit (and disappear into) your footwear.
Semi-rigid orthotics
If you have weak ankles, flat feet, forefoot deformities, shin splints, knee, hip and back pain, sciatica or tired and aching muscles and joints, semi-rigid orthotics may be for you. If you work long hours on hard surfaces, like many nurses, teachers and factory workers, they can minimize burning, tired feet.
Considered functional and corrective, these control excessive motion and also provide cushioning.
Soft orthotics
If you are a rehab patient, are arthritic, diabetic or have deformed feet, soft orthotics can help absorb shock, increase balance and lessen pressure on callouses or so
Healthy feet translate to a healthy lifestyle. If you’re active, if you’re out and about, you’ll be healthier and will reduce pain.
For any foot problems, see The Podiatrist.


About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

Posted on October 28, 2013, in Contact a Podiatrist, What is a Podiatrist, Your feet and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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