What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern.

They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient, by slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface.

The orthotics are fabricated from a custom (plaster of paris) mold of the feet. As the patient wears the orthotics the foot is held in the correct position, reducing the aches and pains which allows the foot to function properly .


Family Footcare uses the latest inhouse technology when creating your orthotics. GaitScan™ is a computerized pressure plate that is attached to a computer. This technology assists in analyzing your gait and detecting unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body. GaitScan™ asseses the structure of your foot in great detail and offers the most information available to help our chiropodists create the best possible orthotics for your feet.