Foot Orthotics help stabilise and correct poor foot posture. LOC specialises in the manufacture of precision, custom-made bespoke insoles.
The feet often suffer from increases in pressure on foot structures and the surrounding soft tissues, creating localised pain in the foot and ankle, as well as problems in the lower limbs, knees, hips and back. Correction of poor foot biomechanics can improve and prevent many types of symptoms such as:
- forefoot pain (metatarsalgia)
- heel pain (plantar fasciitis/policeman’s heel)
- heel spur
- Sever's disease (paediatric heel pain)
- ankle pain (tibialis dysfunction, lateral impingement syndrome)
- shin pain (compartmental syndrome, shin splints)
- knee pain (patellofemoral pain syndrome, patella tibial syndrome)
Flat feet are arguably one of the most common conditions regularly treated through foot orthotics techniques.
The aim of a foot orthosis is to correct dysfunctional biomechanics and therefore:
- reduce pain;
- provide support;
- prevent or halt the development of foot deformity;
- provide better positioning;
- relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot;
- improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot;
- improve pelvic alignment;
- reduce lower limb torsion and knee stress.
This allows joints to be aligned correctly and promotes efficient transmission of biomechanical forces.
At LOC, we believe in a holistic approach to any biomechanical problem. We understand that the underlying problem may not always be located around the area of the body where symptoms develop. In some cases, the problem may lie in a number of areas, such as poor posture, pelvic malalignment, leg length discrepancies, tight or poorly-toned muscles. We can use foot orthotics to improve posture and accommodate for any limb length discrepancy; they can be designed to fit in many types and styles of slim fitting shoes. However, if your specific foot problem makes footwear fitting difficult, we can advise upon the different types of footwear that are available and even make bespoke footwear to your individual requirements.
For cases where bespoke insoles are not considered to be the correct treatment option, we would look at alternatives, such as proprioceptive insoles. Poor posture can have a knock-on effect on vulnerable parts of the body, particularly the back. LOC can provide a complete posture assessment and can fit Proprioceptive Insoles to correct poor posture.