What are foot orthotics, knee orthotics and back orthotics?
Orthotics is the profession that deals with the external support of the body and encompasses both neuro-muscular and muscular-skeletal problems suffered by patients. The patient may require support to any segment of the body which suffers from a mechanical dysfunction, such as the foot, knee or back for example. The brace is called an Orthosis (sometimes referred to as a surgical appliance).
How does it work?
Patients can be referred via a GP, Consultant or self referral.
What are the benefits?
Realignment of the musculoskeletal system is a conservative form of treatment that typically reduces the pain symptoms by re-aligning the joints to enable a more effective gait pattern and reducing rotational forces this helps reduce pain along with weight distribution and shock-attenuation.
How safe is the treatment?
The provision of foot orthotics, knee orthotics or back orthotics is non invasive and is applied to the body externally.