Don’t miss out on orthotics in 2022
If you’ve been planning on updating your orthotics before your private health cover resets on 1 January, this is your friendly reminder to make an appointment to see our podiatrists soon.
Most orthotics labs close for the holiday season in early December, meaning the last dates we can get your orthotic prescriptions in to be casted is the first week of December. But don’t worry, there’s still time to make your appointment and get your feet feeling great by the end of the year.
Our podiatry team at the Health Hub can take a look at your feet and prescribe and fit a range of custom orthotics that can help by:
- Correcting foot abnormalities, such as collapsed arches or high arches
- Relieving pressure, distributing your weight more evenly across your foot – helpful if you have arthritis, pressure ulcers, or if you stand for long periods
- Improving back, knee and ankle health and help reduce pain
- Improve athletic performance.
Our experienced podiatrists, Craig and Matthew from Instep Podiatry love to prescribe ‘shoe-friendly’ orthotics, that offer the best of both worlds: fashion and function.
They take the time to find out about your lifestyle and preferred footwear during the prescription process, and provide advice about the sorts of shoes that will help you get the best out of your new orthotics. They can even give you advice on orthotics for sandals and dress flats.
The orthotics that Craig and Matthew prescribe sit from the ball of your foot to just under your heel, so they can be worn in a broad range of shoe types. And they’re made from light, semi-flexible – yet supportive – materials, so they can often even be worn with a moderate heel.
Craig and Matthew are also trained to help with a range of other conditions such as:
- Heel pain related to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and Sever’s disease
- Pain and difficulty finding comfortable shoes because of bunions or claw toes
- Foot pain from conditions such as bursitis and neuromas
- Sports-related conditions like shin splints and chronic knee and ankle pain
- Growing pains, toe walking and flat feet in children and adolescents.
Basically, our podiatry team would love to help you with any pain or discomfort related in your hips, feet or legs.
Are you ready to put your best foot forward for the holiday season, and before your health cover resets on 1 January? Make an appointment to see Craig or Matthew at the Health Hub today.