In some cases the Podiatrist may suggest an alternative semi-custom orthotic which is a pre-formed orthotic with personal adjustments made for individual requirements.
As the name suggests these device are similar to the full-custom devices however instead of taking into consideration the exact shape and contour of your feet these devices are pre-made relevant to the size and width of your feet using a template which involves tracing your feet and noting various landmarks on the prescription form. Your Podiatrist will then modify and fine tune the devices as well as the materials used relevant to your foot type, your condition and the symptoms that you are suffering.
This type of orthotic is often used in the case of children where growth is a factor and they are more affordable toreplace every 2-3 years than a full-custom device whilst still being tolerated well and offering great correction and benefit.
- At your first appointment a template of your foot will be taken to get the exact size of your foot and a pre-moulded device is customised to address the poor foot alignment.
- An issue appointment in 2-3 weeks is necessary to collect the orthotics, where the devices are measured and fitted to footwear.
- A complimentary orthotic review appointment is available anytime within 3 months of your orthotics being issued if required.