Foot orthotics (also known as foot orthoses) are a medical device that are inserted into shoes to improve foot and leg function. When prescribed by a podiatrist orthotics are individually designed to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • Facilitate optimal foot function and leg alignment
  • Correct or accommodate a foot deformity
  • Assist in rehabilitation of an injury
  • Reduce progression of a chronic foot condition

If you’re unsure how orthotics work under your feet, they are a bit like wearing eyeglasses, they reduce foot strain by bringing your feet back into alignment.

The process of being prescribed foot orthotics is outlined below, the first step is to book an appointment with a podiatrist to have a biomechanical assessment and gait analysis conducted.

If you have a private health fund that covers podiatry you may be eligible for a rebate on orthotics (corresponding codes below), please phone your provider if you have questions about your cover.