A simple guide to using your inserts and some frequently asked questions.
What if my full length orthotics dont fit in my shoe?
If you have a ¾ length inserts as shown above, they should fit in any shoe but a full length orthotic may need trimming.
Trimming your insert/orthotic
How long should I take to break my inserts in?
It varies really but as a rule of thumb we usually advise that you wear your inserts for an hour initially, then increase their use by an additional hour each day until you have reached five hours. Then you can wear them full time and for sport.
How long should I use my inserts for?
The simple answer is that if you are using your inserts to assist with symptoms and they resolve then feel free to stop using them, however if symptoms recur then it may be helpful to continue using them or to make contact with us to see if you require any additional treatment such as strengthening exercises.
What if my symptoms continue?
Your symptoms should settle within a few weeks but if not we may need to either further modify your orthotics or you may need some additional treatment. However if you don’t tell us we’ll be none the wiser so please feel free to make contact.
If you require more help fitting your orthotics we are more than happy for you to book a complementary fitting session and to spend time talking through any aspects of their use.
At Physioimpulse we pride ourselves on providing a fantastic service and want you to get the most from your Orthotics.
Please call 01225685007 if you have any concerns or wish to arrange a complementary fitting session.