One of the most powerful tools in the treatment of injuries caused by the specific biomechanics of running is a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and appropriate custom prescription foot orthoses. The ability of orthotists to design an appropriate custom foot device which can conservatively manage these conditions by influencing abnormal biomechanics, has been one of the professions greatest contributions to runners in the past 2 decades.
Custom foot orthoses can be used to treat the following injuries in runners:
The design, materials and posting values of each orthosis are based on a comprehensive clinical assessment as well as motion analysis and force plate data. The use of a Kirby medial skive greatly improves the shells orthotic reaction force moving it medially at heel strike relative to the axis of the sub-talar joint, thus increasing the supinatory moment and reducing the often harmful effects of rear foot pronation velocity.
By providing a full clinical assessment in conjunction with state-of-the-art motion analysis which then informs the design of the custom made orthosis, we can provide much improved outcomes for patients with running related symptoms.