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A patient in Sydney NSW presents with sore feet and inquires about orthotics. An initial assessment is conducted to determine patient condition. During this assessment a determination is made about pain locations, leg length, flexibility and the impact of other damage visible on the feet from poor circulation or pressure.
It is important that you bring your current shoes in for review. The shoes can provide further evidence of the condition of your feet. Some shoes are good for your feet and others not so good. We can let you know our recommendations if the orthotics will work well with the shoes that you wear.
Lines are drawn on the feet in vertical and horizontal positions. The lines on the feet are to assist with identifying correct foot alignment. The uncorrected images above, show the resting position of the feet and ankles. Correct alignment would show vertical, parallel lines. You can see from the lines on the feet that the current position will put additional pressure and stress on the ankles and feet.
The vertical lines on the uncorrected image shows the feet rolling in and the vertical lines on the corrected image show the feet in the corrected position. This weight bearing, corrected position on the Vertical Foot Alignment System can then be transferred to the weight bearing custom orthotics.
The weight bearing orthotics are designed for the feet to fit into the orthotics, not just sit on top of the orthotics. The extra correction, pressure and comfort provided by the orthotics correct your alignment and support your arch so that your feet aren’t collapsing when you stand. Your arch and alignment is corrected in a weight bearing, standing position.
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