We offer a full footwear advice, supply and orthotic prescription service, headed by Chartered Physiotherapist and Biomechanics Specialist Lorraine Carroll. Lorraine has undergone extensive post-graduate training in biomechanics and orthotic prescription. She advises the Irish College of General Practitioners on this topic through a series of lectures run annually.
By consultation we will carry out a complete assessment of your footwear requirements. This may be necessary to ensure comfort while walking, to assist in pain and injury management or to prevent injury due to biomechanical factors.
We stock a range of podiatric shoes, slippers and sandals by Strive Footwear, suitable for those who struggle to find comfortable shoes which look great as well.
For your needs we can also source a wide range of the highest quality shoes, devices and orthopaedic aids from our network of suppliers which we provide at very competitive prices.
- We provide a full scientifically validated assessment, prescription and custom made orthotic device service.
- What are orthotics used for?
- Orthotics can provide individually tailored support to allow for optimal biomechanical function to:
- Improve postural alignment
- Reduce pain
- Promote healing
- Reduce risk of re-injury
The orthotic adjusts your ankle and foot posture by raising different areas of the foot by a number of carefully measured degrees. This may be necessary to reduce strain on certain joints or tendons or to shift the focus of active muscles allowing for pain relief and rehabilitation. Orthotics are also effective to correct postural alignment resulting from excessive pronation, supination or leg length discrepancies.
Orthotics are helpful in the treatment of:
- Knee pain eg. runners knee
- Iliotibial band friction syndrome
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar fasciosis
Shoe orthotic assessment process
A full lower limb and gait assessment together with an understanding of the clients practical needs will determine if and what style of orthoses is required. A thorough prescription process is available to establish the precise design specifications required. This may include the use of foot sketches, foam box impression sets, plaster casting or video analysis.
Will orthotics fit all my shoes?
Custom made orthoses can be constructed in different lengths, widths, thicknesses and density, either to specially fit one shoe type or to be a more general fit for all shoe types. Orthoses are commonly used in everyday casual and work footwear, in sport shoes and can even come in slim fit design to fit narrower shoes often worn by women. If necessary, clients are offered 1 free adjustment or trimming of the orthoses within 3 months of order.
Quality and guarantee
All products are made from high quality and durable materials.
- One adjustment for fit & comfort, e.g. trimming of sides and edges of orthoses within 3 Months of dispatch. This does not include stripping covers or adjustment to additions.
Shell Fracture Guarantee
- One year guarantee against shell fracture for Podoflex, Podofirm, Flexifirm & Carbonflex orthoses.
Posting Adjustments Guarantee
- One Small Posting adjustment for more suitable correction, e.g. adding to, or removal of existing rearfoot extrinsic postings within 3 Months of dispatch
Materials & Workmanship Guarantee
- 6 month guarantee to repair any orthotic device which has any defects relating to materials or manufacture.
There is also an additional refurbishment scheme available.
How long is the order process?
Orthoses can be available within 3 days or 7 days for casted devices. A fast track service is available.
How much do orthotics cost?
We offer 3 types of orthotics:
- Prescription insoles
- Carbon flex devices
- Fully casted (custom) devices
Price ranges from €195 - €350 per pair, inclusive of full assessment, prescription and final delivery of product.
How long will a pair of custom-made orthotics last me?
Orthotics we supply are made from high quality, durable materials so each pair can be expected to give up to 2 years of reliable use. It is also possible to have orthoses refurbished at low cost with new heel pads and coverings which can considerably extend the life of the device.
A customised and removable device means you can easily place the orthoses/insoles in different shoes on different days, giving you the greatest flexibility while ensuring the same tailored support, otherwise not possible in regular shoes.
To book your consultation please call us on 01 -2834303.