Custom Orthotics London
Our Custom Orthotics
The terms insoles and orthotics are often used interchangeably and all of our custom orthotics and insoles are bespoke. Our custom orthotics can be tailored to any specification, for any condition or type of footwear. This allows us to optimise levels of support, thickness, and length of your orthotics to fit any shape of foot or shoe.
Our orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that provide extra support for your feet and are designed to help with common foot problems. Custom orthotics are highly recommended for people with flat feet, poor foot and ankle stability, specific foot and ankle conditions, knee pain, or hip pain. There are numerous types of orthotics and insoles such as off-the-shelf insoles, semi custom, and all orthotic devices work differently depending on their purpose. Ours are uniquely designed and fabricated for each patient following our thorough biomechanical assessment.
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A clinic interview is carried out about your symptoms and the reasons you feel you need orthotics. This is followed by an assessment of flexibility, strength, and mobility of all relevant joints and body parts as joints further up the chain can influence biomechanics and symptoms in your feet.
Dynamic Foot Scan
This is followed by a dynamic foot scan using a state-of-the-art foot pressure plate. Each client is asked to walk across this numerous times allowing us to identify where pressure and force are distributed throughout your feet when you move. Information gathered by the dynamic foot scan allows us to determine the level of support required in your custom orthotic. Following this, each clients stands still on the pressure plate to identify whether their weight is being distributed evenly on both feet and in all plances.
3D Foot Scan
A 3D foot scan is carried out in a non-weight bearing position. This has replaced the casting of the foot as our laser scanner can identify the contours of the foot within seconds for a 3D scan of each foot. This helps our manufacturers place the angles of support in the correct location, specific to each patient.
Slow-Motion Video Gait Analysis
Finally, we carry out a slow-motion video analysis of your walking and/or running that allows us to identify any other biomechanical traits such as overstriding, early heel lifts, or low cadence through gait.
If you would like to understand more about how we carry out our assessments to decipher if an orthotic is appropriate for you, then please have a look at our Biomechanical Assessment page.
James specialises in the treatment of knee, foot, and ankle conditions. He worked in professional sport before working exclusively in Private Practice. He enjoys treating all forms of lower limb injuries, from post-operative cases to plantar fasciitis to degenerative arthritis.
We can make custom insoles for any sport, activity, or medical condition.Book Orthotics Assessment
What conditions do orthotics help with?
Click on the headings below for more in-depth information on how our insoles can help with different conditions.
How much do custom orthotics cost?
Biomechanical Assessment: £105
Custom Orthotics: £212 (inc 20% Off)
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Does insurance cover custom orthotics?
Most insurance companies in the UK do not cover custom orthotics. They may cover the price of an assessment but not for orthotics. Some international insurance companies cover the cost of an assessment and orthotics.
Do custom orthotics really work?
A study by M. Gross et al concluded that custom orthotics are effective at reducing pain and improving function for people with Plantar fasciitis. Custom orthotics are effective for a lot of other foot conditions such as Metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma and bunions. However, each case needs to be assessed by a medical professional to determine how beneficial orthotics maybe for the relevant symptoms.
How long do custom orthotics usually last?
Custom orthotics made at Flawless Physio need to be replaced every 3-5 years depending on their usage. If they are used for everyday activities such as walking then they can last for up to 5 years while impact activities such as running can wear them down at a quicker rate, leading them to last 2-3 years. Off-the-shelf orthotics typically last 3-6 months.
How Long does it take for Custom Orthotics to get made?
Our custom orthotics typically take 2 weeks to get made. On arrival, they can be posted to you, picked up at reception, or sometimes a short fitting is required. They have a 6-month warranty where unlimited modifications can be made if required.
What do custom orthotics treat?
Custom Orthotics are highly effective at treating conditions such as Posterior Tibial Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Anterior Knee pain. Other common conditions that custom orthotics treat are Metatarsalgia, Morton’s neuroma, 5th metatarsal stress fractures and Achilles Tendonitis.Book Orthotics Assessment