An insole, or to be more technical, a ‘functional foot orthosis’, is an in-shoe medical device, that is designed to work with your foot to manage the forces placed upon it during weightbearing activity, in order to promote ‘normal’ foot function. Put more simply, they work to correct discrepancies in the foot and the way it works to keep you upright, and generally moving forward. The skeleton is effectively a scaffold that supports the body, and like any scaffold, if it is not grounded correctly, then stability is compromised further up, and in the body, this can lead to serious ankle, knee, back or neck pain.
Insoles can be purchased off the shelf from a variety of sources, including high street retailers and sports shops. These can of course, provide a limited amount of support or comfort; however, if you have any kind of issue with the way your feet support you, then it is far more advisable from a clinical perspective to have insoles made specifically to meet your unique requirements. In order to ascertain your needs and to get to the root of your problem, you will require a full clinical assessment, carried out by a qualified and experienced clinician, who will be able to prescribe the correct orthoic device – hence an ‘orthotist’.
A bespoke insole will work to realign the joints and bones in YOUR foot, and this will subsequently reduce stress on any number of areas of your body. An insole will take a little time to relieve pain, but continuous wear will prevent reoccurrence of the problem – Insoles are like spectacles, in that they only work if you are wearing them, and therefore should not be ignored once the initial pain has been managed.
Bespoke insoles can be placed in and out of shoes with ease, and can therefore be used in sports, leisure, business or dress shoes. They can be cleaned easily with soap and water, or with any anti-bacterial solution or wipe.
Being measured for a bespoke insole requires a brief and painless assessment with a qualified orthotist, who will explain throughout what they are doing, and more importantly, why they are doing it. Your finished insoles will be ready for fitting, again by a qualified and experienced orthotist, in a short time, and instructions on how to start using them will be provided at this point. It is good practice to then have your use of the insole reviewed after a period of time by the fitting orthotist.
Designed to prevent sport related injuries by protecting against pressure and impact shock.
Mild to moderate biomechanical control with superior shock absorption, Heel grip for in-shoe stability, ultrasoft topcover for sensitive feet
Diabetic patients with sensitive feet who require an accommodative device. Specifically designed to relieve high pressure areas and prevent the formation of ulcers on the diabetic foot.
Patients who require mild to moderate biomechanical control in their narrow dress shoes. Designed primarily for women. Optional 3/4 and sulcus length.
**This orthotic is only available in Sandal footwear and cannot be ordered seperately**
Young children (under age 6 or less than 60lbs) who require moderate to maximum biomechanical control.
Venous disease of the lower leg is a very common condition. It has been estimated that half the adult population will consult their doctors about problems with their leg veins at some stage during their lives. Varicose veins affect between 10% and 20% of the population and are about twice as common in women as in men.
The symptoms caused by incompetent veins are very variable. Small varicosities and dermal flares may cause only cosmetic complaints. However, larger varicosities may cause pain in the legs. Patients who suffer deep vein thrombosis may experience swelling of the limb. Patients with severe venous valvular incompetence my suffer ulceration of the leg.
Treatment of Venous disease depends upon which veins are affected. Mild symptoms of aching may be treated by compression hosiery alone, and following an assessment by a qualified and experienced clinician, an appropriate solution can be employed.
You might not be aware, but problems of varicose veins are particularly pronounced in women who’ve had a number of children, and venous problems can begin or become more prominent during pregnancy.
Whether you have several of the risk factors for the development of venous disorders, already a diagnosed sufferer, or simply want to prevent venous problems, compression stockings/socks give counter-pressure from outside to the excess pressure inside the leg.
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Men’s Trouser Socks
Maternity Pantyhose Stockings
Thigh-High Stockings (band-top)
Thigh-High Stockings (lace-top)
Women’s Trouser Socks
Open-Toe Thigh-High Stockings (band-top)
Open-Toe Knee-High Stockings
Spine and back injuries, sprains, fractures and dislocations are becoming more common — and arthritis is the most common complaint of the aging. Prepare for these conditions by keeping a supply of orthopedic braces and supports on hand in your home. Orthopedic braces are used in the medical industry for all types of bone and muscle support for the healing of injuries or surgery or pain relief. Orthopedic braces come in different styles and sizes.
We use these products:
- BSN Medical Actimove Lombacare Back Support
- Knee Support Actimove Genumotion
- BSN Medical Wrist Brace
- Actimove Manus Forte BSN Medical Elbow Support
- Silver Label Compressive Knit Elbow Support
- Bath Bench with Back Support
- Sunburst Medical Standard Cervical Pillow with memory foam Obus Form
The TOG GaitScan
is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.
What does this mean for you? A new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives your health care provider access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
There are many types of molding processes used to make custom orthotics. A foam box is used to capture the foot impression. This semi-weight-bearing process is used when a patient is unable to lie down for a plaster cast due to a medical condition or injury, or if the patient doesn’t have forefoot-to-rearfoot misalignment. Foam box impressions are often used for creating accommodative inserts for patients with severe arthritis or diabetes.
The patient is seated with the foot in a subtalar neutral position. The foot is gently placed on the foam surface in the middle of the foam block. The medical professional gently and slowly guides and presses the foot into the foam with equal pressure on the heel and the ball of the foot while keeping the patient’s lower leg straight up and down. The patient presses their foot into about two inches of the foam, without grasping the foam with their toes. The patient’s foot is then removed, leaving an impression of the foot in the foam. The process is quick with minimal to no mess.
Some practitioners use a foam box impression with a weight-bearing technique where the patient is standing during the process. However, most medical professionals don’t recommend this technique since it can flatten the medial, lateral, and/or transverse arches of the foot, creating an inaccurate impression.
Our professionals have been trained properly to perform both the semi-weight-bearing and weight-bearing techniques in order to create a correct orthotic.