There are many other areas of treatment that can be provded by an Orthotist that is outside the scope of other clincians. Please see below for a list of the more common presentations treated.
- Management of Drop Foot
- Management of Knee Arthritis
- Management of Leg Length Discrepancies
- Prescription of Specialist Footwear
Management of Leg Length Discrepancies
Leg length discrepancies are commonly found in the general population. It’s very common to find a shortening in one leg which can ultimately contribute to many musculoskeletal conditions.
This can be managed in a number of different ways. Special heel raises can be designed to fit inside your shoes and external shoe adaptions can also be created for discrepancies above 2cm.
Management of Drop Foot
Drop Foot is a common condition that can occur as a result of Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease or Perennial Nerve Injury.
There are many different types of orthoses that can be used to manage these conditions. It’s important to ensure that the correct device is chosen for you because this will enable you to continue living life to the fullest.
Prescription of Specialist Footwear
There are many people that are unable to wear footwear that has been purchased from a High Street shop or catalogue. At Feet First Orthotics, we can design and prescribe custom-made well-fitted footwear to suit your needs.
Management of Knee Arthritis
The use of specialised knee braces in the management of osteoarthritis has improved greatly over the past five years. There is strong evidence to support the use of functional specialised knee races in the management of this condition with the aim of reducing pain and preventing the need for surgery.
There are many different types of knee braces which can help to manage this condition and we will work closely with you in order to ensure that all your needs are fulfilled.
For more information about Orthosis or Feet First Orthotics, please feel free to contact me and we will be more than happy to help.