Orthotics used at Multisport Podiatry are custom-made insoles prescribed by a podiatrist to correct lower limb alignment or facilitate more efficient function. They act as an interface between the foot and shoe to improve mechanics.
Custom-made orthotics are designed with the intended sporting pursuit in mind and are full-length to achieve optimal comfort and performance.
Our orthotic devices are manufactured by the excellent Epione Orthotics (www.epioneorthotics.co.uk) who produce both CAD-CAM and hand crafted, precise foot orthoses, based specifically on patient requirements, the podiatrists prescription and a plaster cast, foam box or 3D Scan of the feet. The result is a comfortable and functional orthotic that can be altered in the future, if need be, to adapt to different footwear or sporting pursuits.
The key design parameter is the individual prescription filled out by the podiatrist to match the athletes’ needs following in-depth biomechanical and motion analysis.
In many cases the aim is to control only a percentage of excessive motion to allow natural running mechanics.NB – Force plates or pressure analysis mats provide data on the pressure distribution under the foot. However a 3-dimensional cast of the foot cannot be obtained