An orthotic when custom made is specifically prescribed and designed to address an individual’s specific requirements. After a thorough biomechanical and gait assessment an orthotic can be prescribed taking into consideration all aspects noted during this assessment, and being custom made the end product is aimed at addressing those specific needs. Prescribing a custom made orthotic brings a higher level of accuracy and fit to the patient’s foot thus enabling a practitioner to strive for maximum correction whilst still achieving a level of comfort which a prefabricated or corrective off the shelf insole would not otherwise be able to do.
Custom made orthotics will naturally take every aspect into consideration including age, weight, level of activity, the activity for which the devices are intended to be worn, and allowances can be made for various footwear. For maximum correction and best results, truly custom made represents the ultimate in orthotic therapy.