Our service provides patients with leading Orthotic solutions. It is one of our primary goals to communicate clearly with our patients - with regards to the problems they are experiencing and with regards to their treatment options.
We think it's good to be informed. Whether you're a new or returning customer our guides are here to help you understand Orthotics.
People often ask whether they should be assessed by Podiatry or Orthotics? There is some crossover within the professions, however there are some differences which are highlighted below. Unsure as to which profession you should see? Get in touch with us and we will assist you in the right direction.
Podiatry is a specialism involved in treatment of disorders of the lower limbs, usually below the knee. This may require the provision of in-shoe Orthotic device but can also mean more palliative interventions such as the treatment of skin lesions (calluses, ulcers etc). A Podiatry clinician is called a Podiatrist and they are state registered with CORU Ireland.
Whilst the field of Orthotics has similarities with Podiatry, it encompasses the whole of the musculo-skeletal system and is aimed at providing a wide variety of externally applied Orthotic devices which will prevent or correct deformity and promote function. These range from relatively simple to extremely complex devices that control multiple joints.