The consultation and diagnosis process for custom orthotics
We know you have many options when it comes to orthopedic devices. We believe that the Auckland Orthotics process is unique and the most effective. Our custom orthotics solutions are highly effective. That’s because they’re informed by the world’s leading diagnostic tools.
At Auckland Orthotics we work with the most advanced technologies available to orthotists today. Our biometric 3D technology is unparalleled in Australasia, giving us multiple parameters of the musculoskeletal, articular, vascular and vestibular aspects of your feet. Auckland Orthotics is the only practice in New Zealand utilising a tool with an expandable surface, to guarantee precise and repeatable acquisitions. The resolution uses 7 sensors per cm2, the highest in the world, which allows us to view the real three-dimensionality of the foot. The real key here is the 7 sensors per cm2, which compares to other sensors which only have 2 sensors per cm2. This supreme insight allows us to better facilitate the therapeutic orientation, defining the entire clinical picture from a postural point of view.
The right custom foot orthotics will help you to recover from injuries faster and more comfortably. They will also help you to improve your balance and efficiency by improving proprioception response - so your brain knows what your feet are doing without having to look at them. Go faster, run for longer, improve your game - whether that’s soccer, rugby, cricket, basketball, tennis or golf.
Using a very sophisticated process, we can design and create custom orthotics solutions accurate to 0.1 of a mm. We are able to achieve this by performing a non-invasive test that in a few minutes offers a full understanding of:
Distribution of foot pressures (Foot disorders and Instability of the lower limb)
- Static Test: Measurement of the Spacial Condition
- Dynamic Test: Measurement of the Functional Condition
Body Oscillations (Problems of balance and receptors dysfunction)
- Stabilometry Test: Measurement of the Structural Stability
The outcome is that the custom orthotics we produce deliver everyday comfort, faster rehabilitation and improved athletic performance.
Digital pressure 3D biometric analysis
Auckland Orthotics’ digital pressure biometric analysis - also called ‘standing dynamic analysis’ - measures not only the dynamic foot movement in action but also captures how the foot moves whilst standing still.
Dynamic Plantar Pressure 3D Walkway image
Our orthotics specialists perform a 3D gait analysis to study motion, through sight observation as well as instrumentation, measuring body movements, body mechanics, and the activity of the muscles.
3D balance analysis
Our balance analysis is a six-second standing still analysis that compares data values. The data is brought in from the Dynamic Plantar Pressure 3D scan that gives us the height information
3D static light scanner
As part of a consult, Auckland Orthotics utilises Podoscan 3D optical scan technology - This helps us to visualise and merge the foot and the pressure points together when planning the structure of the orthotics.
CAD model of orthotics
Using the data collected during the scans and site observation during the consultation, our Orthotic specialists are then able to get to work creating a CAD model of the custom foot orthotics solution.
Final design process and simulation
During the final design process and simulation, we add corrections, postings, metatarsal pads, heel cups, heights and thicknesses etc
Production of custom orthotics
There are no two feet alike, and it is therefore important for our Orthotics specialists to determine the best material and production method to suit the patients requirements