Interested In Some Custom Orthotics?
Here at Eclipse Foot Clinic, we use the latest technology to produce our custom orthotics (true term: orthoses). There are a great deal of off-the-shelf insoles available out there these days, but a bespoke orthosis is truly unique to you.
What are Orthoses Used For?
There are many reasons why a custom orthotic might be prescribed for someone. This could be to help with a recurrent injury, to aid with rehabilitation or to reduce heel pain. They can help treat knee pain, shin pain and a whole range of other issues. In some cases, an orthotic can even improve efficiency and function to get that new PB.
At Eclipse Foot Clinic, we have embraced modern technology for producing our custom orthoses. We 3D scan our clients to produce them:
No messy plaster casting
Use of this high-resolution technology has a number of benefits:
- It is as accurate as possible
- We keep your scans forever – plaster casts or impression boxes are disposed of by the labs after 6-12 months
- They are digitally sent to our manufacturers – no waiting for postage
- More environmentally friendly with less waste
What are Custom Orthotics made from?
3D Printed Orthotics
Using the latest technology for custom orthotic manufacturing, our 3D printed orthoses are state-of-the-art and more environmentally friendly than traditionally produced orthoses. As they are printed, it is possible to make them extremely thin and light but also strong. Reinforcement can be added to stiffen the device in key areas, without the shell needing to be a consistent thickness. Made from renewable castor oil, there is no material waste at the end of the manufacturing process, resulting in not just a great and durable device, but one that is less harmful for the planet.
Check out our video below of how these are manufactured:
Benefits of having 3D Printed Orthotics:
- Highly adaptable with many features that can be incorporated into or removed from the device
- A perfect replica for any subsequent sets of orthotics
- More environmentally friendly – less waste and made of renewable material
- Lifetime guarantee against breaking or cracking of the shell
Carbon Fibre Custom Orthotics
Highly durable, thin (less than 3mm thick) and slightly forgiving, these are a good choice for the majority of patient needs. They tend to be better tolerated by patients than a plastic orthotic as they are less rigid. This is particularly important for sports men and women. They can be fitted with 3 different lengths of top cover material.
Carbon Fibre has a great deal of durability built into it and will often last in excess of 10 years.
So What Next?
If you are interested in having some orthotics made, the first step is to have a Biomechanics Assessment. This appointment may include:
- A Gait Analysis
- An Ultrasound Scan (with Edd Henstridge)
- An orthopaedic-based assessment
- Strength and functional testing
- Exercise prescription
- Footwear advice
It will ultimately lead to a Treatment Plan that will address your current concerns or injuries, tailored specifically for you.
If you would like to book a Biomechanics assessment, call us on the number on this page or click the link below.