Once we have identified the problem with your foot function and/or gait, orthotics may be appropriate to provide the necessary correction or improvements.
For many years, orthotics tended to be very hard and bulky in footwear, but with modern manufacturing techniques and materials, we can design orthotics that are both effective and comfortable as well as being able to fit into most types of footwear.
Following your biomechanical assessment (which will include your video gait analysis as well as a host of muscle and joint measurements), a 3D Scan of your feet is obtained to ensure the best fit. That’s right! No more plaster casts!
Casting was our usual go to method of getting all the contours of your feet to transfer to an orthotic, but here at Mark Palmer Podiatry, we are now using 3D scanning technology. Our scanner uses a laser that rotates 360° around the foot, gathering over 30,000 data points. The result for you is an extremely accurate 3D model of your foot, taken quickly and will no mess or fuss!