A full assessment takes about an hour and it involves weight bearing (standing, walking) and non-weight bearing (sitting, lying) examination of the lower limb. The information gained from this assessment will be used to prescribe an individual treatment plan. The treatment plan may include one or more of the following: exercises to stretch or strengthen muscles, orthotics, footwear advice or further referral.
An insole/foot orthotic is a device placed between the sole of the foot and the inside of the shoe that will influence the forces acting on the foot. This may either stabilise or mobilise the foot, re-align the body and improve shock absorption. Orthotics are used to treat various aches and pains of the lower limb and back.