What are Orthotics?
People often suffer foot pain at some time in their lives, frequently along with sore legs, knees and back pain. These are often caused by poor mechanical alignment affecting the way you run, walk and stand. When appropriately prescribed, orthotics can reduce foot pain. Foot orthotics allow the muscles, tendons ligaments and bones of the feet to function at their highest potential. Orthotics are shaped with special features to support the natural shape of your feet, as well as increase stability and cushioning. Orthotics that are ‘made to measure’ can cost between £200- £300 a pair! Some are ‘Neutral cast’, others made using a ‘Gel mould process’. We offer a semi-bespoke service – matching your foot arch needs for each foot separately and testing how you perform whilst wearing the footwear you use for Home, Work or Sports.
Ideal for Hospital Staff – Hairdressers – Builders – Factory Workers – Commuters
Do you need a consultation?
Test your feet and footwear with your ORTHOTICS to see what works best for you, assess whether you need orthotics or how well your current orthotics are working for you.
- When should I change my trainers?
- Are my orthotics the correct prescription?
- Do I need more foot support?
- We preform a thorough bio-mechanical assessment of your Lower Limb & Global Mechanics.
- We Take your sports and daily activities into account.
- We may suggest low cost Sports specific or General Purpose Orthotic insoles.
- Using dynamic tests we can check your orthotics, sports shoes or work footwear.
- We may recommend stretching or strengthening exercises that can help your feet.
- We will help you make the best use of the insoles and appropriate shoes.
- Book a 30 minute online appointment
Body Back-Up stocks a range of Orthotic foot Supports & InsolesComposite Orthotics- Specially constructed using various components of differing thickness and density to make sport-specific orthotics for support and performance.
I have been coming to see Robin for a year now, having been in absolute agony, and not being able to run for about 3 months.
Within 3 months I was running again and he recommended some insoles to put in my trainers and I have always got through a pair of trainers every 6 months at £120 for a pair of trainers is rather expensive and since I have had these insoles – which I put them in January in a new pair of trainers and I haven’t had to replace them thus far and I don’t think I will be for at least a few months.
The insoles have been absolutely amazing – I have gone 9 months without any back pain whatsoever, so I would recommend them highly.
I visited your clinic in 2001 and had some very successful treatment on a back problem caused mostly by fallen arches. You sold me some insoles (skiing) for £30 ish which I thought were expensive at the time but you said they would outlast my shoes. Yeah, right I thought.
11 years later they have just about worn through! That’s with daily use! Outlasting several pairs of shoes and trainers.
So, I am back for more! Just about to buy a pair for myself and for my 11 year old son (who wasn’t even born when I bought my first insoles!)
Seriously – many thanks for what you did at the time. I have not had many re-occurrences of the problem since and those that I do have are caused by me not following your stretching exercises properly.