Control the ground to suit you
Consider the postural relationship between your feet and the rest of your body. Imagine how structural changes of the foot can impact on your position and posture. Eventually causing mechanical pain and dysfunction. This is why orthotic devices may help you.
By adjusting the ground to suit you, orthotics can provide a stable base for postural control of the foot, knee, hip, pelvis and spine.
In clinical practice, it is common to see patients with leg length discrepancy and rotational strain of the knee and hip caused by biomechanical foot problems.
Typically indicators of such complaints include sore and tired legs/knees, painful stiff hips and low back pain. Treatments of the low back usually help with symptomatic relief but the relief is short-lived. This is a perfect example of when orthotic devices may help.
At St George Osteopathy we use the latest Gait scan technology to exactly measure your foot whilst walking and identify the need for custom orthotics. This technology is an extremely accurate way to gather information about how your foot functions and the pressure it is placed under. Following the scan, we can then build an orthotic device specifically for your needs.