How Pedistep Works

Pedistep Orthotics have been designed and invented by a Podiatrist to assist in treating common ailments such as foot, ankle, knee, leg, hip and lower back related pain.  Often such aches and pains can be attributed to poor or faulty lower  limb biomechanics (or 'body mechanics') - meaning the bones and muscles in our legs and feet are not functioning as they were designed to, which can result in discomfort and pain.  There are 3 widely accepted factors that can contribute to poor body mechanics - sufferers of lower limb pain maybe affected by one, two or a combination of all 3 factors:

  1. Genetic Predisposition: structural (bone) or muscular abnormalities can be passed down through generations. 
  2. Environmental Factors: the modern urban environment is made up of hard unyielding surfaces, that do not offer our feet adequate support, which can negatively impact the body's balance and overall performance.
  3. Trauma Related Injury: injuries caused by trauma (e.g. car and sporting accidents) can adversly affect the functioning of our body mechanics, due to changes in the structural or muscular alignment of the legs, knees and feet.

Each of these 3 factors also have a common link - 'excessive pronation'.  Excessive pronation is a condition experienced by up to 80% of the population (in varying degrees), and occurs when we walk on hard, flat, unyielding surfaces, which offer no support to our feet, causing our feet to roll inwards and the arches flatten (commonly referred to as 'flat feet').  Our feet were designed to function on natural ground coverings (such as sand and soil).  However these have largely been been replaced with hard flat surfaces (e.g. concrete, bitumen etc), to offer increased convenience and safety.  These modern ground coverings do not offer the control and support to our feet that natural terrains do.  Therefore, without adequate support to the foundation of our bodies, our feet pronate causing a chain reaction of misalignment and overuse injuries to occur throughout the lower limbs - that is, our feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back.  Misalignment of joints and muscles, caused by pronation, is a leading cause of many common conditions, including: Heel Spurs, Achilles Tendonitis, Ball of Foot Pain, Shin Splints, and Knee Pain, to name a few.

How Does Pedistep Treat Pronation?

Quite simply, Pedistep Orthotics work by correcting excessive pronation and supporting the arch of our feet.  Pedistep Orthotics have been designed with specific angles integrated into the orthotic, which are medically proven to reduce and correct pronation, in turn alleviating the painful symptoms that result.

Pedistep Orthotics utilise contemporary science and revolutionary technology to provide wearers with an integrated support and comfort system.

Don't let pain stop you leading an active and healthy lifestyle.  By restoring correct body alignment Pedistep Orthotics alleviate pain and put the spring back in yor step.