3D Laser Scanned Orthotics Adelaide
Orthotic devices can greatly enhance your standard of living whether it be a solution to heel pain or prevention of future lower limb issues such as; Sever's Disease, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis and heel spurs.
Research studies have found that 85% of patients who receive orthotic therapy for heel injuries report an improvement to complete resolution of pain.
Our 3D Laser Scanned Orthotics
At Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide, our orthotics are unique arch supports, custom designed for individual feet utilizing the most cutting edge technology. We have exceptional accuracy to prescription: +/- 0.5mm (man made are subject to hand-eye error)
3D Foot Scan
A 3D laser precision scan of your feet is performed if it is deemed part of your tailored heel pain treatment plan. This scan takes accurate measurements of your whole foot to make sure the orthotics have the best fit for you. Feet shapes can vary and so it is important to have a customized, personal assessment so that your orthotics give you the best results.
3D CadCam Orthotic Design
Your orthotics are designed from a combination of the podiatrist’s assessment, gait analysis and the 3D laser scan using the latest CAD cam software. 3D laser scan files are uploaded to a computer where the shape of the orthotic is matched to your feet using highly complex and accurate software. Possibilities are endless in CAD cam software and the orthotics can be designed in many different shapes and materials.
Your orthotics are then manufactured by using cutting edge Australian technology and direct milled from various rigid or soft materials. They are designed to fit and colour co-ordinate your shoes. They can be fitted to this seasons athletic footwear to dress shoes.
Your orthotics are double checked during your fitting appointment. In this appointment we will fit the orthotics into your shoes and make sure you are happy and comfortable before you leave. If modifications are required, we have a small onsite laboratory so you will not need to come back. Orthotics may take time to adjust to and we will give you instructions to smoothen this transition.
If you are a referring practitioner or scientifically minded we at Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide have dug up a few studies which evaluated the patient satisfaction of orthotics in terms of their effectiveness and comfort:
- In a 2004 study of 275 patients that had custom foot orthoses for over a year, the majority of subjects obtained between 60-100% relief of symptoms with only 9% reporting no relief of symptoms.
Walter JH, Ng G, Stoitz JJ: A patient satisfaction survey on prescription custom-molded foot orthoses. JAPMA, 94:363-367, 2004.
- In a 1993 study, 83% of 520 patients were satisfied and 95% reported their problem had partially or completely resolved with orthoses.
Moraros J, Hodge W: Orthotic survey: Preliminary results. JAPMA, 83:139-148, 1993
- In a 1988 study of 81 patients, 91% were “satisfied with orthoses” and 52% “wouldn’t leave home without them”.
Donnatelli R, Hurlbert C, et al: Biomechanical foot orthotics: A retrospective study. J Ortho Sp Phys Ther, 10:205-212, 1988.
Please note these studies are over 10 years old and orthotic technology has only improved. We at Heel Pain Clinics of Adelaide have the latest cutting edge technology.