Hunter Physio are Newcastle’s experts in sports orthotics. We can fit and supply you with sports orthotics to suit your individual sport and feet.

What Are Orthotics?

Orthotics are specially designed devices that are worn inside your shoes to control abnormal foot function and improve lower limb alignment.

Physiotherapists believe that this alteration can help eliminate lower limb pain, and possibly enhance performance, through improving efficiency of gait.

Treat Your Whole Body Using Orthotics

Our bodies have a remarkable ability to adapt to musculoskeletal imbalances; often with compensations and subsequent pain in other areas of the body.

Hence, poor foot function may be a significant contributor to knee, hip and back pain, even without the presence of any foot pain.

Correcting any poor foot function and improving lower limb alignment, with a custom made physio orthotic , can help with not only foot and ankle pain; but can also significantly help with reducing knee, hip, lower back and postural spinal pain, including headaches.

Do You Need Orthotics?

At Hunter Physiotherapy, our physios are experienced in assessing foot function and lower limb alignment. So if you present to our clinic for physiotherapy and you have knee pain, hip pain, back pain, foot pain or ankle pain, we can accurately determine the influence that any poor foot function or lower limb malalignment may be having on your injury.

If the influence is nil or very mild, footwear advice and exercises alone may suffice in controlling any abnormalities. However, if the influence is significant, we will probably recommend that we fit you with a pair of semi rigid sports orthotics.

What Conditions Benefit From Wearing Orthotics?

Our orthotics have been effective in providing lasting relief for a variety of conditions including:

  • Heel pain
  • Flat feet
  • High arched feet
  • Foot pain
  • Plantar fascitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bunions
  • Shin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Anterior knee pain
  • Patellofemoral pain
  • Posture problems
  • Achilles pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Forefoot pain
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Metatarsal stress fractures
  • Toe pain and deformities
  • Children’s feet problems
  • Severs disease
  • Excessive pronation