Your feet are not only important because they support you with each step you take, they also have a direct impact on the rest of your body. It is therefore important to understand this relationship. For instance, did you know that a small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort to your knees, hips and lower back? When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day! That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times around the world. That is a lot of walking and with ill-fitting shoes not only do you suffer from painful feet, think of the damage you do to the rest of your body! In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
FREE SCAN + ORTHOTIC FEES
The Gaitscan assessment is FREE and can be part of your Physio consult as well. It usually ranges from 15-30min depending on how complex your feet are! You can book in to have a FREE Gaitscan Assessment with one of our Physio's at any of our clinics. The Physio will assess your foot biomechnaics as you stand and walk using the latest Gaitscan computerised pressure plate technology. To book your complimentary Gaitscan appointment please call 1300 233 300 TODAY - Simply ask for a 'Gaitscan' appointment!
All orthotics are $449 for the first pair no matter what type of orthotic ordered (with the exception of children's orthotics which are $299). If you order a second pair when you order the first, the 2nd pair is discounted down to $299, meaning total for 2 pairs is $749. You will need to pre-purchase at least 50% of the total orthotic order upon ordering or you can pay the full amount up front and then claim back with your health fund. Take the receipt into your health fund after completing all the pre-paid classes to claim under your Physiotherapy cover. Your health fund may require that you need a letter from the Physio to claim. Just ask the Physio and they can provide you with one. NOTE: not all health funds cover orthotics and you need to check your health fund if you are covered - remember the orthotics are from a Physio, not a podiatrist and so we do not use items numbers and it may not come under 'podaitry' in your health fund. Always check with your health fund first before ordering.
INITIAL GAITSCAN ASSESSMENT
$299 (when ordered with 1st)