Orthotics and Shoe Prescription

Christchurch & Rangiora

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are medically prescribed inserts that are fitted to your footwear after careful assessment by a trained practitioner. Our Podiatry team are all qualified to assess your specific foot needs and determine the best orthotic device for your chosen sport, activity or work environment.

In some cases a Custom Made 3D printed orthoses is the best option and the Active Health Podiatry team can prescribe these with bespoke features. This may be in post surgical cases or where significant foot anatomical changes or deficits need greater attention. We always aim to provide comfort and support for anything from dress footwear and sports boots to running shoes or steel caps. 

Shoe Prescription

For problems with your feet and lower legs, your choice of footwear is a vital component. Sometimes aches and pains can be something as simple as the wrong type of footwear for your chosen activity. 

With so many options on the market and with your foot specific considerations it can be a daunting task. Let us make this easy and assess your feet and give you all the advice and direction you need. 

I think I need some advice around footwear and orthotics, what should I do?

  • Book an appointment with one of the Podiatrists and bring your shoes with you. We are quite happy for you to turn up with three or four pairs. Come to the appointment and we can evaluate your shoes and your injury and come up with a solution.

  • If you are considering buying new sports shoes we can give you tips on what to look for and buy to put your best foot forward so to speak.

  • Once you have your new shoes, or with your old shoes, we can custom fit an orthotic to you and your requirements.

Make an appointment today

Find a time that suits you and book an appointment online using our booking system. If you are not sure who to see, give us a call and we can help find the best clinician for you.