In some cases the Podiatrist may suggest an alternative semi-custom orthotic. This is a pre-formed orthotic with personal adjustments made for individual requirements.
As the name suggests, these devices are similar to the full-custom devices. However, instead of taking into consideration the exact shape and contour of your feet, these devices are pre-made relevant to the size and width of your feet. A template is used which involves tracing your feet and noting various landmarks on the prescription form. Your Podiatrist will then modify and fine tune the devices. The materials used relevant to your foot type, your condition and the symptoms that you are suffering are also taken into account.
Ideal for Children
This type of orthotic is often used in the case of children where growth is a factor. They are more affordable to replace every 2-3 years than a full-custom device whilst still being tolerated well and offering great correction and benefit.
- At your first appointment a template of your foot will be taken to get the exact sizeof your foot.
- A pre-moulded device is customised to address the poor foot alignment.
- An issue appointment in 2-3 weeks is necessary to collect the orthotics, where the devices are measured and fitted to footwear.
- A complimentary orthotic review appointment is available anytime within 3 months of your orthotics being issued if required.
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. They are trained to diagnose and effectively advise on semi-custom orthotic therapy via a range of treatments.
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