Custom orthotics have a number advantages over prefabricated and other types of arch supports.
These orthotics are made to YOUR FEET and not someone else’s. They follow a prescription which is tailored to YOUR NEEDS.
Up to 15 degrees of rearfoot correction can be gained with custom-made orthotics. Most prefabricated devices will give only 4 degrees. Better for flat feet and better for providing OPTIMUM FOOT FUNCTION.
This type of orthotic also better follows your foot’s natural arch shape. This results in better midfoot support especially for feet with high arches. This is one of the reasons why these foot devices are MORE SUCCESSFUL in the treatment of difficult conditions such as chronic plantar fasciitis and heel spur pain.
Whilst they are more expensive, custom-made orthotics can last you up to 10 years (depending on the material) giving you better VALUE for money. Most soft prefabricated devices will last only a few years before bottoming out.
These orthotics are STRONGER and designed to support your body weight. When running up to 3-4 times your body weight can be placed on your feet! A lot of cheap prefabricated arch supports are soft and will simply collapse under the force leaving you with little support.
Custom-made orthotics are prescribed by TRAINED PODIATRISTS, who have unsurpassed knowledge of the foot, its structure, muscles and function. Devices are prescribed following thorough assessment of your problems, gait and biomechanics.