Ski orthoses / orthotics, custom foot beds or ski insoles are well established to benefit a skier or boarder in three ways...
CAN I WEAR MY EXISTING ORTHOSES IN MY SKI BOOTS?
Regular orthoses do not work in ski boots as they are designed for a walking or running gait in which the foot performs greatly contrasting movements to those in a ski boot. Regular orthoses are designed for the foot to go through a full range of movements from heel strike to toe-off and then swing through the air. In contrast in a ski boot your foot is stuck in mid-stance all the time. Ski orthoses are designed to support your foot in optimal neutral position distributing pressure throughout the ski turn. Regular orthoses are generally made from a hard polypropylene material and are designed to correct or change your gait pattern. Ski orthoses are softer, more accommodative and have a higher arch for support and pressure distribution.
WHAT BENEFITS WILL SKI ORTHOSES GIVE ME?
WE HAVE THE SKI ORTHOTIC SOLUTION...
First clipping into skis at Selwyn as a Milo Mini Mite, Podiatrist Evan has since spent many hours both on and off-piste in the Canadian Rockies, New Zealand Canterbury & Otago Alps and Australian NSW & VIC Alps as a snowboarder, alpine and telemark skier. Combining a long-term love for snow sports with his Podiatry degree Evan has a unique understanding of anatomy of the foot and lower limb, biomechanics and the role the equipment plays in the foot's functionality whilst skiing. At your initial consult our Podiatrist will do a full biomechanical assessment, take your history and inspect your ski boots. This is when we find out all about what kind of skiing you like to do, previous boot problems, injuries, biomechanical function and anything else relevant. A 3D scan will then be taken of your feet and a custom prescription will be made for your ski orthotics. At your next consult your ski orthotics will be ready for fit and issue just in time for your next snow trip. All of this is claimable through your private health fund, so don't forget your private health care card!
At Peak Performance Podiatry, our Podiatrist Evan is experienced in assessment, prescription, modification and fit of ski orthotics. For further information book online or phone 02 5926 3806
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Evan Feather [BPodMed]