Orthotics are a specialized medical specialty that solely focuses on the design, development, and application of special orthotics for the foot and ankle. An orthotic is an “external device used to change the functional and structural characteristics of the skeletal and musculoskeletal system”. The purpose of this article is to review the most common types of orthotics Adelaide and discuss their function and benefits.
To begin, let’s start with the two primary types of orthotics, the Invisalign braces and the V-shaping. Orthotics are worn over or behind the natural arch of the foot, which is often referred to as the bone. The arch provides cushioning and stability for the bone, increasing the range of motion, thereby increasing the ability to function correctly. When a person wears orthotics, the arch can be changed in such a way that it is aligned to provide maximum arch support while providing support to the inner foot.
There are three different shapes of Invisalign orthotics – round, triangular, and oblong – all designed to provide a more natural arch. The arch of the foot is created by using the natural curvature of the foot and applying traction to the inside surface of the arch. Orthotic support is often provided by the Invisalign device itself, as well as a plastic arch support frame and a gel or foam orthotics Adelaide.
Another type of orthotics is the V-shape orthotics, which are designed to help prevent injury and increase the effectiveness of wearing them. As an orthotic, these shoes are designed to have a narrow toe box and a high arch, which allow for maximum stability and cushioning to the bone. This type of orthotics are usually worn by athletes who are active in athletic activities, and their primary purpose is to protect against injury and increase the performance of their foot.
Orthotics are also used in the rehabilitation of injuries to the lower extremities, and these include everything from tennis elbow to torn plantar fascia. To correct the cause of the injury and make walking or running easier, orthotics are worn over the injured area to increase stability and reduce friction, while providing traction to the joint to aid in the healing process.
Orthotics Adelaide is typically recommended for athletes and people who suffer from pain in one or more joints. They are often prescribed by their orthopedic specialist or physiotherapist and are usually covered by insurance plans. Orthotic devices can also be purchased over the counter and sold for home use.