Penguin Podiatry

Orthotic Therapy

At Penguin Podiatry, we recognize the importance of orthotics in promoting proper foot posture and providing support to alleviate foot-related issues. Orthotics, also known as foot orthoses, are specialized medical devices designed to support the feet and improve their alignment.

Our podiatrists undergo comprehensive training in designing and customizing orthotics to meet the unique needs of each patient. By having full control over the design and modeling process, we ensure that the orthotics we provide function optimally when worn.

Orthotics or "Foot Orthosis" are a specific medical device that are designed to help support the foot and assist in better foot posture. This is done to achieve one of the following: 

Control foot and leg alignment

Reduce foot and lower limb pain

Assist rehabilitation

Deflate or accommodate for foot deformity

Increase mobility

Support and assist with foot or lower limb injuries

Two types of Foot Orthosis

Prefabricated orthotics

Pre-made devices that are often prescribed for short-term use or for non-complex clinical presentations. They are designed with a generic arch support and are fitted up by shoe size. 

Custom-made orthotics 

Highly specialised medical device that is manufactured from casting or 3D scanning of the patients foot. The device are specifically designed to meet the needs of the clinical presentations of the patient.

At Penguin Podiatry we design and model our own orthotics using a 3D modelling program. This gives our Podiatrist full control of how your orthotics will function and feature. 

Our Process

How it Works

Initial Consultation/Biomechanical Assessment 

During your visit, our podiatrists will conduct a thorough evaluation of your foot structure, biomechanics, and any existing foot conditions or concerns. Based on this assessment, we will recommend orthotics if we determine they would be beneficial for you.

       Sensor Plantar Pressure Treadmill

Recommended Orthotic therapy pathway

The design process involves taking precise measurements, creating molds, or utilizing advanced digital scanning techniques to capture the shape and contours of your feet accurately. This allows us to customize the orthotics to fit your feet comfortably and provide the necessary support.

Prefabricated orthotics

Custom-made orthotics

Orthotic fitting 

Wearing properly designed and fitted orthotics can help improve foot posture, distribute pressure more evenly, alleviate pain, and enhance overall foot function. Our podiatrists will provide guidance on wearing and caring for your orthotics to maximize their effectiveness and longevity.

Orthotic review

If you believe you could benefit from orthotics or have any foot concerns, we encourage you to schedule an appointment at Penguin Podiatry. Our skilled podiatrists will assess your needs and work with you to design and provide orthotics that can contribute to better foot health and enhanced mobility.

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