Ned Buckley has a particular interest in orthotic therapy and has more than 12 years of experience in crafting custom orthotics for all age groups, foot conditions and lifestyles.
Foot orthotics are shoe inserts specifically designed to support, align or improve the function of the foot. Anyone suffering from a chronic foot or lower limb condition such as persistent tendonitis, fasciitis, ankle strain, knee pain or even problem calluses may find orthotic therapy beneficial. Sports people may also be prescribed orthotics to correct any biomechanical issues and to help maximise their performance.
At Ned Buckley Podiatry we cast and manufacture orthotics onsite at our West Perth clinic, enabling us to provide an affordable service with a very fast turn-around time. Importantly, it also allows us to make any necessary adjustments to the fit while you wait, so you can be sure your orthotics are comfortable and fit your shoes correctly.
We use the Conformable range of orthotics which cover the full spectrum of orthotic therapy. We offer custom solutions for:
- Sport orthotics
- Workboots & work shoes orthotics
- Everyday orthotics
- Ladies fashion shoes orthotics
- Children’s orthotics
Your initial consultation will involve a thorough assessment, including a gait analysis, to determine whether orthotic therapy is right for you, and if so, we will discuss the type that is most appropriate for your situation. If you choose to proceed, we will cast the orthotics during this consultation or at a follow up, which will take approximately 30 minutes. Please bring the shoes you plan to wear with your orthotics to this appointment.
A second appointment will be arranged (as early as the following day) to fit your inserts and make any final adjustments necessary to ensure you have the perfect fit.
Often people have a perception that orthotics are ‘hard of your feet’ and/or painful or that it takes a long time to ‘wear them in’. This is not the case in most situations! At Ned Buckley Podiatry, our vast knowledge and hands-on experience in orthotic therapy ensures we can offer you correctly fitting and pain free orthotics and you can start enjoying the benefits immediately.
Occasionally, the condition might require a specific prescription for which the orthotics need to be outsourced for manufacturing. In these instances we work closely with a local orthotics manufacturer.