At The Foot and Ankle Clinic our Podiatrists will often prescribe and work closely with reputable local shoe repairers or cobblers to arrange a variety of customised footwear modifications to existing or supplied Medical Grade Footwear to improve your walking pattern, help relieve your symptoms and prevent future problems.
Such modifications can include:
Heel Lifts; for leg length differences that often result often hip surgery and replacements. Our Podiatrists aim to accommodate leg length differences with a combination of building up from the inside of the shoes as well as adjusting and adding a lift to the outside of the shoe. This has the advantage of better aesthetics and reduced weight of the shoe.
Rocker Bottom Soles; for clients suffering severe arthritis and subsequent pain in the big toe as well as to aid more efficient propulsion during toe-off. Recommended for those with Hallux Rigidus & Hallux Limitus, fused ankles, partial forefoot amputees due car accidents, diabetes, and ulcerations.
Toe Skates: where clients suffer Foot Drop or drag the toe which causes them to trip constantly. Clients are unable to lift the toe of their shoe high enough to clear the edge of the mat or lip, increasing the risk of trips & falls. A toe skate involves removing the rubber sole at the toe and replacing it with a hard smooth leather sole, known as a “Skate”, this means your toe will glide over those edge’s rather than catching. Highly recommended for stroke survivors.
Flared Soles; to improve stability of the shoe where clients severely role ankles in or out when walking.
Caliper and Ferrule Accommodation: we can arrange for modifications to new or existing footwear for purpose of accommodating callipers.
Custom Orthotics And Pressure Relief Insoles; Foot and Ankle Clinic Podiatrists also regularly add new or modify the existing insole of shoes to provide symptom relief pressure distribution or accommodate various lesions on the soles of feet.
Foot and Ankle Clinic Podiatrists are registered Podiatry, Aids, Equipment and Medical Grade Footwear prescribers and suppliers for:
… and depending on eligibility can help you arrange applications and funding assistance.
At the Foot and Ankle Clinic our highly qualified team of Podiatrists are all members of the Australian Podiatry Association and offer a combined 50 years’ experience. When it comes to the prescription, modification and fitting of medical grade footwear you can be confident that your feet are in the best hands.
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