The final custom orthotic review takes place approximately 1 month after the evaluation with your podiatrist. This orthotic review is a 30 minute consultation at our Melbourne clinic. It is a charged consult at our standard consultation rates.
By this time you would have had 4-6 weeks wearing of your custom orthotics. Your body should now be fully adjusted to wearing orthotics. This is a very important consultation as it lets our podiatrists know how your body is functioning with your orthotics. It lets us know if your orthotics are having a positive effect on your symptoms or if they may be causing other secondary issues.
At this appointment your gait is analysed wearing your orthotics. If there are minor issues then it might take some further modification of your orthotics to slightly reduce or increase correction. Sometimes it may involve a simple change of running shoes. If everything is comfortable and you are experiencing no problems then we can give your custom orthotics the green light knowing they are functioning 100% accurately for your feet.
Ongoing advice including stretching and strengthening to help prevent future problems, as well as orthotic care and maintenance is also given by our podiatrists.
NB. It is important that the orthotic evaluation and review appointments are not missed. This ensures quality and accuracy of your custom orthotic devices. Other podiatrists who do not provide this level of review will simply have no idea if your custom orthotics are functioning correctly.