Other Treatments

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.


Many people still require the use of corsetry in the management of long-term back pain and the treatment of hernias. We are able to design custom-made products to suit your exact needs.

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.

We work with skilled technicians to ensure that we can carry out any shoe alterations that may be required and help find the right solution for you.

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.

We believe that the aesthetics of your bespoke footwear is just as important as the comfort they provide and we will therefore work hard to find the solution that best suits 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.

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For more information about treatments or Feet First Orthotics, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than happy to help.

Gait analysis

Gait Analysis enables us to make an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for our patients so that you can get back on your feet as quickly as possible.

Foot specialist

Based in Reading, Berkshire and London, Nick is a specialist in biomechanics with a focus in gait analysis and neural muscular lower limb conditions.

Foot problems

Foot problems can have a huge impact on your life as even the simplest of tasks such as walking can feel impossible.

Custom orthotics

An orthotist can help to diagnose, treat and prescribe long-term solutions for these issues so you don't have to suffer anymore.

Foot injury

Problems with the feet can actually affect the functioning of other parts of the body including the hips, knees and back.

Sports orthotics

When coming up with the right design of orthotics for sport, it's important to understand the footwear that is being used.

Childrens orthotics

The most appropriate type of Orthosis for your child can be discussed at great length to allow you to understand exactly what your options are.


Feet First Orthotics use computerised software to help analyse your movements through biomechanical assessments.