Physiotherapy Orthotics in Colchester, Essex
Orthotics are special types of inserts that can be used in footwear to improve biomechanics of the lower limb. They can be helpful in treating disorders of the foot, knee, hip or spine and we are pleased to offer physiotherapy orthotics in Colchester, Essex and the surrounding areas.
There are two types of Orthotics, Prescription and Generic “Off the shelf Orthotics”.
Prescription Orthotics are more expensive than Generic Orthotics and often prescribed for long term use.
Generic Orthotics are much more affordable ranging from £20-£60, they have pre-set characteristics which can be altered with the edition of wedges and are designed to be used for shorter periods of time.
Generic Orthotics are much more affordable ranging from £20-£60, they have pre-set characteristics which can be altered with the edition of wedges and are designed to be used for shorter periods of time. We supply physio insoles in Colchester, Essex to make your everyday easier.
Physio Insoles in Colchester, Essex
The purpose of Generic orthotics is to temporarily off load tissue or assist in more appropriate biomechanical function during movement or exercise. When there is minor to moderate biomechanical problems of the foot or ankle, identifying deficits or reduced efficiency in how the movement of the ankle or foot is controlled is key.
This allows exercises to be prescribed together with Orthotics and physio insoles so that poor movement control is corrected immediately by the Orthotic and then by adaption to exercise so that Orthotics are no longer needed or relied on. If our therapists identify that you require more in-depth analysis of your foot biomechanics and would benefit from Prescription Orthotics we are happy to refer you to a podiatrist who can help.