Orthotics & Gait analysis

Prescription Orthotics and Arch Supports

 

Andrew Wilson-Smith, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, ND, DO

Andrew Wilson-Smith, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, ND, DO

running3Andrew Wilson-Smith ND DO has a particular interest in running & sports injuries, focussing on the hip and knee and in gait assessment – he has been prescribing prescription orthotics for fifteen years, working closely with Langer Group during this period as manufacturers of orthotic devices. http://langergrp.com/ Andrew Wilson-Smith, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, ND, DO

Orthotics are orthopaedic devices designed to treat or adjust various biomechanical foot disorders. The best orthotics are custom-made devices. These are made by scanning the feet with 3D laser scanner. The scan along with a gait analysis will show the lab where the misalignments are. Specialists in an orthotic laboratory can then correct the misalignments with compensation and stabilisation techniques. The finished orthotic is then placed in the patient’s shoe and helps to keep the foot and leg correctly aligned.

 

Conditions that are commonly helped are:

  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Running injuries
  • ITB injuries
  • Osgood Schlatters disease
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fascitis (or policemans heel)
  • Flat feet
  • Severs disease

 

Watch our demonstration videos below:


 

Sports Injuries…

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