Prescription orthotics are made specifically for your feet only. They are not like a pair of shoes.
This information is to help you understand the process.
- First appointment and molding
We examine your biomechanics, we may look at you walk, run or video your movement to allow us to do a gait analysis. If we decide that orthotics would benefit you we will use a resin slip sock to make a mould of your feet, which will be sent to the lab to make your orthotics. To make the mould of your feet you will lie on your front and relax while a warm sock is applied to your foot. As we hold your foot in a neutral position the sock will go hard. It usually takes 3-4 weeks from moulding to have your orthotics made. You will be asked to pay for your orthotics at your first appointment. This will also include the cost of your Protect Insurance Policy, which is valid for two years.
Your moulds will be sent to the laboratory to be manufactured. Once they are made and we have received them we will call you to arrange your fitting appointment. At this appointment you will need to bring the footwear we are fitting your orthotics to. We will check the fit between your foot and orthotics and will explain the process of slowly getting used to your orthotics.
We will book you in for two review appointments, one 3 weeks after your fitting and one 6 weeks after your fitting. This is important to check the fit of your orthotics and the progress you are making with them including future management advice.
Many people opt for a second pair of orthotics. If you choose to order a second pair we will do this at one of your review appointments.
We usually try to refurbish your orthotics before the Protect Insurance Policy expires at two years. We do recommend renewing your Protect Insurance Policy as failing to renew will result in having to start from scratch if you decide you want another pair.
Pricing and Payment for Orthotics
1st Pair – £400
This includes moulding, fitting, two review appointments and Protect Insurance Policy
2nd Pair – £310
This includes fitting, one review appointment and Protect Insurance Policy