Orthotics are insoles prescribed to correct the biomechanics of the foot and lower limb. Orthotic devices can vary from simple, inexpensive off-the shelf devices to a hand made bespoke customised insoles. Our physiotherapists have post graduate training in this area will decide with you what best suits your needs and footwear following comprehensive assessment and gait analysis.
We treat a range of patient from elite sports players to patients with advanced arthritic problems.
We can also provide you with customised toe separators, metatarsal dome pads for forefoot pain, heel raises for leg length discrepancies, and toe alignment splints for bunions and hammer toes.
We use Podiatry Products Limited an Irish manufacturing company based in Cork to supply our orthotics. They are the leading supplier of orthoses in Ireland. PPL produce high quality custom devices crafted using current research evidence and theories of biomechanics from a multidisciplinary background.
At Galway City Physiotherapy we work closely with expert consultant orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists and frequently prescribe devices following specialist referral.
Conditions often treated by orthotics are:
- Metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot).
- Tired / aching feet and legs.
- Hallux Abducto-Valgus (bunions).
- Plantar Fasciitis (heel pain).
- Patello-femoral Mal-alignment (kneecap pain).
- Achilles Tendonitis/tendonopathy.
- Tibial Stress Syndrome (shin splints).
- Pes Planus (flat feet).
- Lumbar-Sacral Pain (back pain).
- Rheumatoid Arthritis.
- Osteoarthritis of the ankle, knee and hip.
- Post surgical intervention
During my first pregnancy I experienced pubic symphysis pain at 25 weeks. My consultant highly recommended Galway City Physiotherapy for specialised treatment of back and pelvic pain in pregnancy. The treatment that I recieved kept me moving and shortened my post natal recovery time. Two singletons and one set of twins down the line I am deeply grateful to them that my crutches are gathering dust in the garage,
Kate – Busy mother of 4.