Foot Alignment & Orthotic Therapy
Sometimes all a patient needs for a pain free future is a good pair of orthotics.
At eastwest physiotherapy we utilise our patented Foot Alignment System (FAS) to control and capture the optimal biomechanical position of a patients feet whilst standing. This simple and unique principal allows the body’s tissues to be corrected and aligned in a single simple and pain free process.
Good foot alignment means less pain, better posture and more comfort. Orthotic therapy is equivalent to creating the foundations of a house, or having a wheel alignment. Not all feet are created equal, so at eastwest physiotherapy, we smooth out some of nature’s imperfections.
For complicated conditions we use digital postural evaluation including pressure testing, weight distribution, balance, postural sway and photograph.
There have been two research studies conducted at La trobe University, Melbourne, comparing the FAS System to the traditional non weight bearing method of orthotic prescription. The first study found FAS to be more repeatable and less variable than the traditional method. The second showed 22 out of 23 preferred FAS orthotics for comfort and fit, with the remaining person having no preference at all.
Biomechanical Conditions Treated
- Back pain
- Knee pain (patella tracking and ITB)
- Leg length discrepancy (measured via CT)
- Foot problems
(flat feet, neuromas, bunions, metataralgia)
- Tendon pain (achilles, tibialis posterior etc)
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Muscle imbalance
- Shin splints
- Growing pains (in toe/out toe)