At The MD’s Health Solutions Practice we treat a wide and varied number of problems. Orthotic treatment is not just for professional athletes or people with complex medical conditions. Orthotic intervention helps to reduce pain, slow the progression of a deformity or prevent injury. Orthoses are used as an alternative to surgery as well as before and after surgery.
The qualified and experienced Orthotists at the MD’s Health Solutions Practice can assess your needs, and prescribe a whole range of Orthotic solutions, such as bespoke insoles, Footwear, Compression Hosieries and Orthopaedic Braces, depending upon your specific requirements.
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’.
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.
Our Specific Orthotics
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
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
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.
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.