Orthotics Alternative near North Sydney
Would you like to fix your foot pain without orthotics?
Well now you can at Alternative Foot Solutions we have worked with 1000s of clients over the last 15 years to fix their foot pain without having to use orthotics. In fact over 93% of our patients come out of their orthotics as a result of our treatment.
The difficulty with orthotics
They don’t fit into most shoes.
This is particularly an issue for females, the reality is that orthotics are just too big and bulky to fit into anything that looks good. Even a flat shoe will struggle to have the depth to accommodate an orthotic. Unless you’re willing and can wear runners all the time you may get very poor results through orthotic therapy because you don’t wear them often enough for them to be effective.
Orthotics must be worn all the time to be effective
On a weekly basis we have disappointed patients in our offices by telling them their orthotics aren’t working, because they aren’t wearing them enough. The reason that they aren’t wearing them enough is that they only fit in their gym shoes and of course most people can’t wear their gym shoes all the time. An orthotic only helps your foot pain while you are wearing them, unfortunately this is often not explained properly to patients when they are first fitted. As a result the patient goes to a great deal of trouble and expense and gets a nasty shock down the track when they don’t get the results they expect.
Orthotics are a band aid solution
Unfortunately orthotics only correct your foot while you’re wearing them, they don’t strengthen your foot or change your foot alignment long term. They don’t fix the underlying cause of your foot problem, they don’t strengthen your foot long term and they don’t improve the posture of your foot the more you wear them.
How do I correct the underlying cause of my problem long term?
The great news is you can, through a treatment called foot mobilisation therapy. Foot mobilisation therapy corrects the alignment of your foot without needing orthotics, or to change your shoes or activity. Foot mobilisation therapy is a gentle hands on technique that corrects the alignment of your foot. We then combine this with exercises to strengthen your foot long term so that your foot adopts this corrected position. The great news is that the changes address the underlying cause, providing a long term solution and allowing you to wear the shoes you normally wear while doing the things you love.