Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Checking your orthotics

Your orthotics have been designed with the function of your skeletal framework in mind. This does not tend to alter much over time, unless you suffer an injury or significantly change your general day to day physical activities.  If your symptoms are reduced and do not return, then your orthotics are likely to be performing well. However if in the future, having worn your orthotics for a while, you notice any changes then it may be time for a review.

You can contact Sure Clinic to arrange this appointment and we are of course very happy to see you for a check up.

Aftercare

Orthotics, by their very nature, may need a slight adjustment to refine their effectiveness. They may need modifying to fit certain shoe types or they may simply feel uncomfortable initially and the prescription may need altering whilst your body slowly adjusts to them. Therefore providing an attentive and convenient aftercare service for our orthotics customers is something that we view as extremely important.

Telephone support direct to the member of staff who first assessed you is available and most adjustments are straight forward enough to deal with by talking through issues on the phone before sending the orthotics back via post. On the rare occasions when we may need to see you again, you will usually be advised of the potential need for this when you have your assessment.

The vast array of events we continuously attend all over the country together with our network of practices means that seeing us again in the future is actually quite convenient for the majority of our customers. Many customers pop by and see us for a review from time to time either at the same event the following year or another one nearby.

Your Orthotic Insoles

When you first take delivery of your custom made orthotic insoles, you will find a leaflet entitled ‘Getting Used to Your Orthotic Insoles’ enclosed with them. It is very important that you read this leaflet through thoroughly BEFORE you start to wear the orthotic devices, as it contains vital information to ensure that they fit you correctly and therefore give you maximum benefit with minimum side effects. However, should you lose this leaflet, all of the information contained within it is available below and in the linked to pages.

USING YOUR ORTHOTICS

When inserting your custom built orthotic  insoles into your shoes, feed the front of the insole in first until it reaches to end of the shoe and then push the heel of the orthotic down into the heel of the shoe. If the insole is too long, the front of the top cover can be trimmed back to fit. If you have any queries about whether this process is necessary, please contact a member of the Sure team.

When you first wear your orthotics you will experience a significant difference in how your shoes feel. Your orthotic prescription is designed to realign your posture and change the way that your body functions, resulting in a change in which muscles are being used and/or an increase in work   performed by some of your muscles. Because of this, ONLY WEAR YOUR ORTHOTICS FOR AN HOUR ON THE FIRST DAY and increase your wear time gradually by an extra hour each day.

Aches and muscle fatigue can be common in the early stages of wear. If you develop mild muscular aching do not increase the duration of wear until your body adapts and the aches cease. Should these symptoms persist, or if you begin to experience more serious discomfort stop wearing your orthotics immediately and contact a member of the Sure team. 

 

About Your Orthotics Insoles

When you first take delivery of your custom made orthotic insoles, you will find a leaflet entitled ‘Getting Used to Your Orthotic Insoles’ enclosed with them. It is very important that you read this leaflet through thoroughly BEFORE you start to wear the orthotic devices, as it contains vital information to ensure that they fit you correctly and therefore give you maximum benefit with minimum side effects. However, should you lose this leaflet, all of the information contained within it is available below and in the linked to pages.

Using Your Orthotics

When inserting your custom built orthotic  insoles into your shoes, feed the front of the insole in first until it reaches to end of the shoe and then push the heel of the orthotic down into the heel of the shoe. If the insole is too long, the front of the top cover can be trimmed back to fit. If you have any queries about whether this process is necessary, please contact a member of the Sure team.

When you first wear your orthotics you will experience a significant difference in how your shoes feel. Your orthotic prescription is designed to realign your posture and change the way that your body functions, resulting in a change in which muscles are being used and/or an increase in work   performed by some of your muscles. Because of this, ONLY WEAR YOUR ORTHOTICS FOR AN HOUR ON THE FIRST DAY and increase your wear time gradually by an extra hour each day.

Aches and muscle fatigue can be common in the early stages of wear. If you develop mild muscular aching do not increase the duration of wear until your body adapts and the aches cease. Should these symptoms persist, or if you begin to experience more serious discomfort stop wearing your orthotics immediately and contact a member of the Sure team. We will then have a practitioner contact you to give you guidance.

 

 

Orthotics can be used to:

  • Control, encourage, guide, limit or immobilize movement of joints
  • Promote or restrict muscle actions.
  • Reduce or redirect weight bearing forces to minimise shock and maximise propulsion
  • Aid rehabilitation from fractures and accommodate deformities or asymmetries in bone structures
  • Correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability, reduce pain, and slow the rate of joint degradation

 

The Materials we use:

We use medically recommended, high quality materials supplied from UK suppliers. 
The cover materials are antibacterial and are generally hardwearing.
The shell material varies depending on a number of variables so can be an Ethyl Vynal Acitate (EVA), Polypropylene, Polyethylene or Carbon composite.
Adhesives are also chosen are low risk and as environmentally friendly as posible.

How Orthotics Work

An orthotic is intended to mechanically compensate for a skeletal malalignment.

Orthotics can be used to:

  • Control, encourage, guide or limit certain movements of joints
  • Promote or restrict muscle actions.
  • Reduce or redirect weight bearing forces to minimise shock and maximise propulsion
  • Aid rehabilitation from fractures and accommodate deformities or asymmetries in bone structures
  • Correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability, reduce pain, and slow the rate of joint degradation
Mrs. D. Mundy

I am so grateful to you. I stuck a small pad under the place you indicated I would need it with amazingly immediate relief. Of course it is only a very temporary measure but it just proves that you are right. I look forward to receiving my orthotic insoles!

Mr. C. Goodall

I've been treated by many different people with many different techniques, but with your insoles my back is now more mobile and less painful than it has been in over 20 years!

I owe you a pint or two.

Mr. P. Blennerhassett

I'm delighted with the results in terms of pain relief and ability to walk freely again! After suffering terrible heel pain for a considerable time they have made a new man out of me. I'm so pleased that I've ordered 2 extra pairs to save moving them around all the time!

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