Orthotics

Custom made prescription orthotics, bespoke to each patient.

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At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, we believe that the foundations for your alignment and movement lie within your feet. It’s quite simple: if we imagine a building with poor foundations or a car with poor wheel alignment, it’s like a body with poor biomechanics. Poor foundations lead to structural problems in the future, in the same way that poor biomechanics can lead to musculoskeletal problems within your body, which will become apparent through pain in your body. The good news is that this can be easily fixed with custom made orthotics in Essex, bespoke to your feet!

How Do Orthotics Work?

Our custom-made insoles and orthotics are specifically prescribed to your personal feet, height, weight and shoe size. They work by realigning the feet and ankles to restore foot function, distribute weight, alleviate pressure on ‘sore spots’, provide shock absorption, reduce pain and help prevent future problems and injuries.

Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd work with a specialist manufacturing company in the orthotics industry (Foothealth UK) who have over 30 years’ experience in the world of orthotics and are actively involved in the research and development of the industry in the UK, USA and Canada . Our biomechanical therapists have been trained directly by Foothealth’s medical director Kieran Carew who originally trained as a sports injury therapist and went on to study Podiatry. Kieran developed a keen interest in biomechanics during his career and now dedicates himself exclusively to foot biomechanics and orthotics.

While working together with Foothealth over the past years, we now have gone from bioform boxes to cast a foot to the most advance and up to date scanning technology available via Apple using an I-pad Scanner to allow the precision in our scans and manufacturing process for our patients to achieve the incredible success they deserve. With regular biomechanical days held by the lab, we ensure we are kept up to date with the latest research and developments within this very complex industry.

On your initial consultation you will meet with a highly trained biomechanical expert for a complete evaluation of your needs. The review includes a precise assessment of the biomechanics of your feet and checks for underlying structural problems. If required, your biomechanical foot specialist will make the required recommendations for orthotics (if required) and go through the different styles available to fit into the required shoes.

How Can Orthotics Help Me?

Orthotic insoles can help with the following:

  • Reduce or eliminate pain felt in your feet
  • Reduce or eliminate pain to the knee, hip, back and neck
  • Improvement in posture
  • Improvement in general mobility
  • Reduce feelings of fatigue or general lack of energy
  • Improvement in overall sport performance
  • Promotes better levels of wellbeing

Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Work with Leading Orthotic Specialists

Faye Pattison Physiotherapy Ltd work with a specialist manufacturing company in the orthotics industry, called Foothealth UK, who have over 30 years’ experience in the world of orthotics and are actively involved in the research and development of the industry in the UK, USA and Canada. Our biomechanical therapists have been trained directly by Foothealth’s medical director Kieran Carew, who originally trained as a sports injury therapist and went on to study Podiatry. Kieran developed a keen interest in biomechanics during his career and now dedicates himself exclusively to foot biomechanics and orthotics.

While working together with Foothealth over the past years, we have now gone from bioform boxes to cast a foot, to the most advance and up to date scanning technology available via Apple using an iPad Scanner to allow the precision in our scans and manufacturing process for our patients to achieve the incredible success they deserve. With regular biomechanical days held by the lab, we ensure we are kept up to date with the latest research and developments within this very complex industry.

Orthotics Chelmsford Specialists

On your initial consultation, you will meet with a highly trained biomechanical expert for a complete evaluation of your needs. The review includes a precise assessment of the biomechanics of your feet and checks for underlying structural problems. If required, your biomechanical foot specialist will make the required recommendations for orthotics and go through the different styles available to fit into the required shoes.

Insoles are now a common and vital component of both sports training and everyday life. Modern shoes aren’t designed with comfort and correct anatomical position in mind, which is why our custom made insoles in Essex are an important accessory if you suffer with aches and pains.

The correct-sized insoles will provide you with much needed pain relief for foot, ankle and leg injuries, and help to correctly align feet into a healthy position when you are standing, running and walking.

An individual should consider a biomechanical assessment if suffering from the following:

  • Abnormal wear on your shoes
  • Achilles pain
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Ankle pain
  • Arthritis
  • Ball of the foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Flat Feet
  • General aches and pains playing sport
  • Heal and arch pain
  • High arches
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain / patella femoral syndrome
  • Lower back problems
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin Splints or shin pain
  • Shoulder & neck problems

FAQs

How do orthotics work?

Orthotic inserts allow the feet and lower limbs to function at their optimum potential and biomechanically ‘normal’. Orthotics can decrease pain, alleviate pressure, and increase stability in an unstable joint. In addition, orthotics are used to treat specific pathologies such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, Shin splints, Achilles heel pain, knee and much more.

The initial assessment is free of charge and there are no hidden costs.

You will be given a full biomechanical assessment with a fully trained member of staff. We will examine the alignment of your feet, knees and hips and right up to your head, explain in detail any biomechanical imbalances occurring, discuss with you any conditions or pain this could be causing you and the options available to alleviate your discomfort with our specifically designed orthotics.

Our orthotics are individually, fully custom and made exactly to your requirements. Approximately they vary from £200 - £500. Until we see youand your feet, discuss your requirements, we will not be able to give an accurate price however the initial consultation is free of charge, so it costs nothing to attend and be assessed.

This is really patient and ailment specific. Lots of our patients feel the immediate relief while some can take time to adapt. We are all unique and each case is very individual, but we are only a call or email away to discuss your personal case. If at any time you are concerned or just want reassurance, our staff will be more than happy to see you for an aftercare appointment as our priority is to ensure we help you.

Usually only the once however again, each individual is different. We can assess you and take your scans the same day if you wish. However, we are here to give you all the information to get you out of pain, if you prefer to go away and think it over, discus with your husband / wife, mum/ dadfor example then we can arrange for you to come back for a separate scan appointment no problem. Lots of our patients are usually undergoing treatment anyway so we can tie this in with a treatment session.

Once you receive the orthotics, you may wish to arrange a follow up appointment after a few months to see how you are getting on or talk over any concerns, this can be arranged.

We have a distinct advantage of working alongside a lab with years and years of experience with some of the leading names in the field. We also have the advantage of being a multidiscipline clinic and working with some of the best consultants in the area so if your condition cannot be helped with orthotics but would benefit from general physiotherapy, massage therapy, soft tissue therapy or even surgery, then we can direct you to a clinic or hospital that will be able to assist you further.

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I was recommended to Faye Pattison Physiotherapy after an accident and from the first time I got in touch I knew I was in (literally) good hands. Not only are Hayley and Faye true professionals, but they are also lovely ladies who are fun and incredibly supportive. If you are looking for a physio don't hesitate to contact them as they will take great care of you.

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I went to see Faye for a torn ACL in my right knee. I had seen many people regarding the issue and was in so much pain. I could hardly walk or straighten my leg. After just 3 sessions I can say I am able to finally do my day-to-day tasks and workouts without being in pain. Faye was very informative and professional and has helped me more than she knows! I know I will need ongoing treatment with my injury, but I feel well looked after and pain free for 90% of my days! Thank you, Faye!

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I suffered a very serious shoulder injury in 2018 and was concerned for my future in my sport. Faye was recommended by my shoulder consultant due to her specialist experience with athletes and I cannot fault the treatment I have received. I am back to full fitness and strength now because of her expertise. Faye is very knowledgeable, and I heavily recommend her to anyone needing a top quality and professional Physiotherapist. Thank you, Faye.

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