What Are the Different Types of Foot Orthotics Offered by Pinnacle?
Here at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry, we stock and design foot orthotics and shoe inserts to meet the unique needs of each of the patients that we work with. The types of sports orthotics and shoe inserts that we offer include:
- Custom foot orthotics
- Medical grade prefabricated orthotics
- Rigid orthotics
- Soft orthotics
- Carbon orthotics
- Custom orthotics for cyclists
- Running orthotics
Once we have created your custom orthotics or fitted you with medical grade prefabricated orthotics, your podiatrist will work with you to make the necessary adjustments to ensure your insoles are as comfortable as possible – particularly while completing the activities and sports that you love.
Why Do I Need An Orthotics Fitting?
Traditionally, custom orthotics have been manufactured from form-moulded plastic (polypropylene) or milled plastic/foam. Today, we rely on advanced 3D printed foot orthotics which are far superior. Our 3D printed orthotics are designed to meet the unique requirements of your feet, are lighter, environmentally friendly, longer-lasting and have a faster rebound rate than polypropylene. For prescription orthotics that are ideally suited to your feet, choose Pinnacle.
Working with Pinnacle Sports Podiatry means engaging with orthotic experts. Coming into our Sydney clinic, you’ll be assessed and educated around how orthotics work and if they would be of benefit before we provide specialist orthotic fittings. We provide custom made orthotics and custom orthotic insoles that have been designed, manufactured, and fitted to your specific foot issues and desired footwear. Tailor designed and manufactured, our orthotic fittings create a solution to your individual needs – whether it abnormal biomechanics like flat feet or painful conditions that are not improving with other standard care. We can also make all necessary adjustments to ensure your orthotics continue to be comfortable and effective.
What Are Cycling Specific Carbon Orthotics?
Cycling specific carbon orthotics are customised insoles designed to improve the comfort of feet while riding. Carbon fibre insoles provide maximised performance and comfort for cycling specific shoes. Our custom-designed cycling specific orthotics aim to prevent cycling overuse injuries and increase power output while cycling.
We offer custom made orthotics Sydney cyclists love. Pinnacle Sports Podiatry have extensive expertise in creating custom made orthotics for cycling shoes and cycling specific carbon orthotics in Sydney. Working to provide cyclists with a stable platform within their shoe, our custom orthotics for cycling shoes provide maximum power transfer to the pedal interface; enhancing rider performance and comfort.
The Benefits of Custom Made Orthotics for Cycling Shoes
Our custom orthotics for cycling shoes are specialised carbon insoles that are created specifically for cycling shoes. The Pinnacle tailored approach to customised cycling orthotics offers a number of benefits, including:
- Increased power
- Relief of plantar fascia or arch pain
- Enhanced foot comfort
- Arch supports to all three “arches” of the foot
- Force Distribution
- Alleviate forefoot pain, burning and numbness
- Helps with crank rub and knee positioning
- Shock absorption
- Maximises overall cycling performance
The custom design of each set of orthotics also means that the insoles are aligned with the exact characteristics of each foot and will match the cycling shoes to increase overall contact area and enhance stability. The biomechanics of cycling varies enormously to running and general walking; requiring the need for vastly unique orthotic inserts for cycling shoes.
How Can I Benefit from Custom Made Orthotics?
You may benefit from prescription orthotics if you are suffering from foot and lower limb injury, discomfort, and pain. Our customised prescription foot orthotics and insoles typically come in semi rigid insoles with soft and cushioned coverings and are prescribed to treat and provide relief from plantar fasciitis, bursitis, and arthritis. Sports orthotics can alleviate lower limb pain and allow you to get back on your feet and back to the sports that you love.
The Pinnacle Sports Podiatry services can improve your mobility and independence through means of prevention and treatment of foot problems with orthotic fittings. Specialising in running-related injuries, Pinnacle’s breadth of service capability extends from prescription orthotics and fittings, to sports and general podiatry. Not only will we provide effective pain relief, treatment, and chronic injury management, but we also provide exceptional preventative practices to keep future problems at bay.
Do I Need A Referral for Custom Foot Orthotics?
No – patients do not need a referral to book in with Pinnacle Sports Podiatry and be fitted with customised foot orthotics. Podiatrists are primary allied health care providers; you can call or book in from our website for a consultation today for your orthotic fittings.
A referral may only be required to qualify for the Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC) plan.
Pinnacle Sports Podiatry accept all major private health funds – just check with your private health insurance if you’re not sure if you’re covered for podiatry care.
What Footwear Should I Wear with Orthotics?
At Pinnacle Sports Podiatry, our expert podiatrists will provide leading footwear advice before, during and after you are fitted with custom orthotics and insoles. Our qualified and experienced podiatrists are very knowledgeable when it comes to footwear! We can advise you on the right footwear for running, physical activity, work and general day-to-day wear. When you’re being fitted with customised foot orthotics, we’ll make sure you’ve got the right footwear to ensure maximum comfort and provide support.
Are Pinnacle’s Podiatrists members of the Australian Podiatry Association?
Yes. All of our podiatrists at Pinnacle Sports Podiatry are active members of the Australian Podiatry Association, as well as Sports Medicine Australia and Sports & Exercise Podiatry Australia. At Pinnacle, we endeavour to deliver comprehensive, effective and evidence-based podiatry treatment, in line with the Australian Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). You can find our Podiatrist’s accreditation with AHPRA here.