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Sport Orthotics

Some of the conditions we treat may be familiar to you, many serious sports men and women regularly suffer with pain during their respective sporting activities or during supplementary training. It is often remarked that pain is part of active and sustained training and should be accepted as such (“No gain, without pain”) but it is not normal and most sporting injuries can often be avoided or successfully addressed and eliminated.

Our Approach

Biomechanical Cycling Assessment

To prevent or treat cycling-related injuries and improve power, efficiency, and comfort on your bike. We produce specialist prescription orthotics designed with cycling in mind.

Biomechanical Running Assessment

To prevent or treat running-related injuries and improve power. Our running orthotics will assist with improving your potential and performance.

Our specialist sports orthotics will allow you to perform and enjoy your chosen sport to your optimum ability and potential, hopefully, pain-free.

Our sports orthotics are tailored with specific sport requirements in mind, some sports, for example, demand a flexible orthotic to enable rapid directional changes, some need to incorporate shock absorption qualities to cope with high impact.

Just some of the many sports injuries we treat…

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) – A dull or sharp pain in the heel and medial arch area usually severe in the morning when getting out of bed or after long periods of sitting.
  • Medial Knee Pain – Often caused by an over pronating foot.
  • Achilles Tendinosis – Shortened calf and Achilles structures.
  • Lower Back Pain (Sacroiliac Dysfunction) – Inflammation of the Sacroiliac joint from a biomechanical fault.
  • Jogger’s Foot – Impingement of the medial plantar nerve.
  • Ankle Sprain – Unstable ankle from repetitive injury due to incorrect foot position.
  • Morton’s Syndrome – Pain between the metatarsals of the foot caused by nerve entrapments.
  • Knee Pain (Patella-Femoral Syndrome) – A dull nagging pain around the side of the knee cap, usually worse after walking upstairs or active sports.
  • Shin Pain (Shin Splints, Tibial Stress Syndrome) – Pain in the shin area is common with distance runners and walkers.
  • Ball of Foot Pain (Metatarsalgia) – Usually causes a burning sensation in the forefoot sometimes may feel like a lump underneath the ball of the foot.

Gaitworx is proud to offer advanced 3D printed orthoses utilising cutting-edge technology. Our 3D printing capabilities enable us to create personalised custom foot orthoses with unparalleled precision and design flexibility. By harnessing additive manufacturing, we can achieve orthotic designs that surpass the limitations of conventional manufacturing methods.

The benefits of 3D printing in orthotic production are substantial. This manufacturing approach allows us to adjust design parameters according to the specific requirements of clinicians and patients, resulting in highly tailored orthoses. The level of accuracy achieved through 3D printing is exceptional, ensuring consistent replication with minimal variation.

Moreover, our use of 3D printing significantly reduces material waste compared to traditional direct milling techniques. We are able to achieve up to 90% less waste, contributing to a more sustainable manufacturing process.

By utilising these high-quality 3D printing materials, we can create orthoses that combine functionality, comfort, and longevity, ensuring optimal performance and patient satisfaction.

Gaitworx is dedicated to harnessing the full potential of 3D printing technology to provide our customers with state-of-the-art orthotic solutions.

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