A Podiatrist is a health practitioner who deals with the prevention, diagnoses, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions of the feet and related structures of the lower limb.
At PhysioFlex we are lucky to have Southport Podiatry working within our Sports & Health Clinic to provide a holistic approach to treating our patients.
Our Podiatrist Aleks Baruksopulo is experienced working within sports medicine clinics and is passionate about working with Physiotherapists to improve patient outcomes.
The process for designing your digital orthotics starts with taking an impression of your feet using a foam box. This enables us to capture the exact shape of your feet which is then scanned into CAD CAM software on a computer using a 3D scanner. An accurate impression is important to help offload certain soft tissue structures and to re-align your feet into a stronger, comfortable, biomechanically efficient position.
The 3D image on the computer is then used in combination with measurements taken during your biomechanical consultation to design your devices. The end design is then machine milled and checked for quality assurance by both the orthotic lab and Aleks the Podiatrist.
Choosing the right orthotic type and material is also important especially if there are multiple footwear the devices are going into.
Our orthotic devices are designed to be soft and flexible as well as supportive. They come guaranteed in terms of comfort and we work hard to find the right solution for you.
If you have any further questions please call the clinic and ask to speak to our Podiatrist.
Podiatrists manage dysfunction of the lower limb and foot
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