Footwear Assessment & Prescription

Footwear Assessment & Prescription

When it comes to the world of footwear, one can be easily overwhelmed by choice. Athletic and active footwear has grown leaps and bounds over the past decade. We are experts in this field and can take the guesswork out of picking the right shoe.

Whilst there is no one right shoe for you, we have the experience and knowledge to help significantly narrow down the choice. We can provide advice on:

  • Running and walking shoes
  • Hiking boots
  • Football boots
  • Sport-specific shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • Fashion and dress shoes
  • Work boots
  • Sandals and open shoes
  • The right socks, lacing techniques, and more

Why a footwear assessment?

Footwear has a huge influence on our feet, legs, and bodies in general. The right shoe can have one functioning well and in comfort, whilst the wrong shoe can be a prime contributor to pain, injury, and poor performance.

If you’re attending with pain or injury, a footwear assessment is part of our comprehensive biomechanical assessment. We will assess your footwear both off and on to determine if they are a contributing factor to your problem. You will then be provided with advice and a prescription for new shoes, if required.

In the absence of pain or injury, a close look at your footwear and expert advice on what you should and should not be wearing is important in preventing problems from developing.

Factors that influence footwear prescription

  • Footwear history
  • Injury history
  • Foot type and shape
  • Walking and running style
  • Orthotic use
  • Work, home, and exercise surfaces
  • Types of sports and activities

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