The Clinic designed a unique prescription Insert (orthotic) to distribute weight more evenly across the foot structure. This exclusive technique has provenhighly successful being lighter, more flexible with superior control to standard arch support orthotics.
See Fig 1 and Fig 2.
We use a 3 point distribution of weight and no longer apply the “arch lift” principle.
Treatment using arch support pressure points
Fig.1 The traditional method of supporting the foot is to lift under the center of the arch. Ref. M.C. Root, early 1970’s
Clinic calcaneal insert load points
Fig.2 A 3 point distribution of weight gives the foot a more balanced alignment.
- Greater comfort for patients on their feet and general walking
- Improved accuracy and support
- Greater flexibility for running and sideways motion sports – football, netball, tennis etc
- Better fit for ladies shoes
The Clinic consultants are Musculoskeletal Podiatrists and an Exercise Physiologist. We have collective experience of 40 years in biomechanics and foot function.
The Running Clinic are specialists in the treatment of Shin Splints, Knee pain, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Severs, ITB, Calf Muscle tears, Stress fractures, Hallux Valgus (Bunions), Hip and Back pain, Orthotic pain.
Prescription Inserts (Orthotics)
The Clinic has been prescribing Orthotics to improve foot function for over 25 years. In that time we have had to assess a vast and at times a very disappointing array of devices under the guise of being medically prescribed Orthotics. Most orthotics are mass manufactured.
The foot is a complex mechanism of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and tendons. The Running Clinic believes that by custom engineering each prescription insert by hand you get a greater accuracy resulting in a better fit for your foot.
At the Running Clinic we hand engineer prescription Inserts to suit the very precise needs of each foot for every individual requirement.
The Running Clinic has ceased prescribing “arch based” orthotics due to the limitations and comfort issues of arch lift. By providing a unique form of rear foot control we can now distribute bodyweight more evenly. See Fig.1 and Fig.2 above.
Initial Assessment: $120 (45 – 60 mns)
Children under 16: from $195
Adult: from $285