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, poor biomechanics lead to musculoskeletal problems within your body which present as pain in your body and can be easily fixed with custom made orthotics, bespoke to your feet
Custom made prescription orthotics, bespoke to each patient.
How do orthotics work?
Our custom orthotics specifically prescribed to your individual feet, height, weight and shoe size 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.
An individual should consider a biomechanical assessment if suffering from the following:
- 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
- Abnormal wear on your shoes
- Achilles pain
- Achilles tendinitis
- Ankle pain
- Ball of the foot pain
- Flat Feetor
- General aches and pains playing sport