Podiatry

Foot Orthotics In Geelong.

Step into comfort and support with our custom foot orthotics.

Step into comfort and support with our custom foot orthotics, designed to alleviate discomfort and promote proper foot alignment. Discover how these personalised solutions can enhance your mobility and overall well-being.

What Are Foot Orthotics?

Foot Orthotics are medical devices used by Podiatrists to manage a wide range of issues. There are a several versions of foot orthotics that Podiatrist use. These are Custom, semi-custom and prefabricated foot orthotics. They can be made from a variety of materials including a polypropolene (plastic), composite materials, carbon fibre and EVA (foam). Custom made foot orthotics require a 3D scan of the feet which are sent a lab to be made. Whereas semi-custom and prefabricated do not require a scan.

How Do They Work?

Research is always been undertaken into the impact of foot orthotics on the feet and entire body. Our current understanding is that they reduce stress/load on particular tissues either Tendons, Ligaments, Fascia and even Bone. It is a common misconception that foot orthotics “realign” the foot or change the foot shape. This is a very simplistic approach and does not cater for the varied complexities for unique individual human biomechanics. Rather, they are one aspect of the an entire treatment plan.

When Are They Required?

Your Podiatrist will advise you if they believe you are a candidate for foot orthotic therapy. It is not suitable for everyone for a number of reasons. Often the use of strapping tape is applied to simulate the impact of foot orthotics to see how your symptoms respond. Then a decision can be if foot orthotics are right for you.

Some common pain and injuries which can be manage with orthotic therapy include:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonopathy
  • Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (Shin Splints)
  • Arch Pain
  • Metatarsalgia (Ball of Foot Pain)
  • Knee Pain
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s)

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Foot Orthotic Types

Make An Appointment

To see if orthotics can help you, book an Initial Podiatry consult.

Foot Orthotics Treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Are You Located?

Newtown
95 Nicholas Street, Newtown VIC 3220
We are located on Nicholas Street around the corner from Enzo Pennys butcher.

Bannockburn
59 Geelong Rd, Bannockburn 3331
Golden Plains Medical Centre is located on Geelong Road on the South side of the train line.

Is There Parking Available?

Newtown
There is plenty of parking in front of the building and along Nicholas Street.

Bannockburn
Large parking area located at the rear of the practice.

How Long Are Appointments?

If it is your first visit, please allow for 1 hour, except for 30mins for General Podiatry. You will be advised before your appointment through booking confirmation or staff as to how long it will be.

What Should I Bring With Me?

Along with yourself please bring any relevant imaging such as Xray’s, MRIs, Ultrasounds ect that you may have. Any referral you may have been given from Doctors or others. If you are seeing the Podiatrist please bring any relevant footwear, such as shoes you work in, run in, play sport in or is giving you pain. If you are able to wear or bring with you shorts or active wear, this will allow us to assess the lower limbs much more effectively.

How Can I Cancel My Appointment?

Cancellation Policy
We have a 24-hour cancellation and non-attendance policy. Please notify us as soon as you are able so we can offer the time to someone else. Failure to notify us of your cancellation may incur a $60 charge.

What Payment Options Are Available?

We have an onsite HICAPS machine to claim any Health Fund rebates for Physiotherapy and Podiatry (please check your health fund for rebates as each fund and level of cover is different). We are also able to claim GP referred care plans on site (please note there is a gap after a care plan rebate depending on your appointment).

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The Collective Body Consult™ is our unique, innovative assessment model which combines both Physiotherapy and Podiatry together in the same initial appointment.

By utilising the experience and expertise of two health professionals in the one consultation, we are able to thoroughly discuss and assess your pain or concern in depth.