Orthotic Instructions

Remove any pre-existing insoles or orthotics prior to placing your new devices inside your shoes.

  • Wear the orthotics for one hour the first day – two hours the second day, increasing the time by one hour each day; so that by the end of the week, you are wearing the orthotics seven hours a day. Children usually adapt more rapidly than adults.

  • It may take more time or less time for your muscles to adapt to their new functioning. Let your body guide you.
  • Some discomfort in the legs and lower back may be experienced while adapting to the orthotics – this is considered normal.

  • The orthotics should be worn with socks or stockings during this adapting period, to minimise discomfort.

  • Do not wash or soak your devices, but wipe clean with a damp cloth.
  • Wet shoes should be dried with the orthotics removed, as the heat inside the shoe may damage the devices.
  • Do not wear your devices for sport until you can wear them all day without discomfort. This is because sport places more stress on your legs and feet.
  • Occasionally the orthotic devices need to be adjusted. Your Podiatrist will arrange these adjustments if required.
  • Your Podiatrist will arrange a review appointment 2-4 weeks after initially receiving the devices, then will need to continue to see you until the devices are working to their best effect.
  • If the devices squeak in your shoes, powder the inside of the shoes with talcum powder.
  • Do not leave your orthotics in the sun
  • Do not leave your orthotics where the dog can get them
  • Do not microwave your orthotics or heat them in the oven.
  • Your orthotics should be checked at least every 12 months. If you are having trouble with them, please return sooner.