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WELCOME TO THE HERTS ORTHOTIC SPECIALIST.

Here at The Herts Orthotic Specialist we have 45 YEARS EXPERIENCE carrying out assessments for custom made Orthotics, custom made insoles, raises to footwear and custom made Orthopaedic footwear and then manufacturing and supply these items to the customer.

CUSTOM MADE INSOLES FROM £120

We manufacture and supply all types of Orthotics, we use the latest top quality materials to create our Orthotics and they are designed to the remedial needs of the feet and lower limbs and so they fit and work with the types of footwear in which they will be worn. All the Orthotics we supply are made by us with nothing sent to third parties.

45 YEARS EXPERIENCE ASSESSING, MANUFACTURING  AND SUPPLYING :-

CUSTOM MADE INSOLES

CUSTOM MADE ORTHOTICS

FOOTWEAR RAISES

FOOTWEAR ADAPTIONS

CUSTOM MADE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR

WE OFFER A FREE NO OBLIGATION, OVER THE PHONE CONSULTATION TO DISCUSS YOUR FOOT, GAIT AND FOOTWEAR PROBLEMS. just give us a call,or send an email or text.

HOURS

  • MONDAY to FRIDAY – 9 AM to 5.30 PM.
  • HOME VISIT SERVICE.
  • EVENING OR EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS CAN BE ARRANGED 
  • (please contact me to check for availability)

 

ORTHOTIC SPECIALIST OR PODIATRIST WHATS THE DIFFERENCE?

Podiatrist

Podiatry is a specialism involved in treatment of disorders of the lower limbs, usually below the knee. This may require the provision of in-shoe devices Orthotics (usually manufactured by a third party). but can also mean more palliative interventions such as the treatment of skin lesions (calluses, ulcers etc).

 ORTHOTIC SPECIALIST

Whilst the field of Orthotics has similarities with Podiatry, it encompasses the whole of the musculo-skeletal system and is aimed at manufacturing and supplying a wide variety of externally applied devices (Orthotics) which will prevent or correct deformity, promote function and offer pain relief. These range from relatively simple to extremely complex devices and can include footwear adaptions and adjustments.SPECIALIST IN CUSTOM-MADE ORTHOTICS, BESPOKE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR, FOOTWEAR RAISES AND REMEDIAL ADAPTATIONS TO FOOTWEAR.

ORTHOTICS.
Many people now wear orthotics as a treatment for their foot and gait conditions, but what are they and how do they work?

If you have ever experienced aches, pains or twinges in your feet and legs while standing, walking, exercising or taking part in sport, this may well be due to poor alignment of the feet and lower limbs. The biomechanics of the feet and lower limbs refer to the complex series of movements that enable walking and any anomalies in this process can lead to pain – not only in the feet, but elsewhere in the body such as ankles, legs, Knees, hips and back.

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An Orthotic Specialists can examine your walking characteristics to identify any biomechanical problems, and check to see if the joints and muscles in your feet and legs are functioning normally. They can then prescribe and manufacture corrective devices called orthotics to help resolve your condition which can be used by Adults and Children for every day use or sporting activities, where as a podiatrist would send your details and prescription off to a third party to manufacture your orthotics even though they have never seen you feet and if you also needed a raise or footwear adaption added to your footwear you would find that a podiatrist would not be able to carry this work out for you.
In some cases, to resolve your problems it is best to prescribe a combination of orthotics and footwear adaptions, for example someone with different leg lengths, unless the difference between the legs is only a few millimeters and a compensating raise can fit inside their footwear then the compensating raise would need to be fitted to the outside of their footwear with orthotics worn inside their footwear to hold and realign the feet.

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Orthotics are designed to alter the way your feet and legs work, restoring more normal function and relieving stress on the painful areas. They can be manufactured from a number of different materials, ranging from soft foams to firm high density EVA, and are normally designed to the customer’s needs and their desired use, so they could be full length or 3/4 length, very thin for smart or stylish footwear or a moulded EVA pair for sports and leisure footwear.

HD REC4we manufacture Custom made Orthotics for Adults and Children, as well as carrying out footwear adaptations and producing hand crafted custom-made footwear at my workshop in Hatfield to help people who may experience pain or discomfort when they walk or take part in sporting activities or are suffering with foot and footwear problems, My services are on a call-out basis which involves travelling to your place of residence, workplace, hospital, clinic, gym etc, then assessing your problems then advising on the available options, once the appropriate option has been agreed I then take the details, measurements and impressions of your feet to begin the orthotic or footwear development process and once the orthotics, footwear or footwear adaptations are completed they are delivered to you, which can be of great benefit for those who have painful feet, difficulty getting about or have busy lifestyles.

Areas covered:- HERTS, NORTH LONDON, GREATER LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES.

SPECIALIST IN SPORTS ORTHOTICS
Whether you enjoy running, skating, skiing, football, rugby, or most other sports, professionally or just for pleasure, your health and fitness is the key. But what happens if suffer an injury or you suffer from a medical condition that affects your feet, ankles, knees or other part of your body? As well as damaging your performance, poor treatment could hinder your recovery, custom-made orthotics are the answer.

WE CAN ALSO SUPPLY CUSTOM-MADE/BESPOKE:-
Insoles, Combination Insoles, Cradles, Foot beds, Arch Supports, Valgus Insoles, Metatarsal Insoles, Met Supports, Shoe Lifts, Heel Lifts, Heel Pads, Heel Supports, Heel Raises, Toe Blocks, Toe Fillers.

ORTHOPAEDIC –FOOTWEAR STRETCHING 
If you suffer from bunions, claw or hammer toes, bursa’s, corns, boney protrusion or an abnormal foot shape your footwear can normally be adjusted to fit more comfortably by orthopaedic stretching of the footwear which can be carried out on most types of everyday footwear and sports footwear.

SPECIAL FOOTWEAR
CUSTOM MADE / BESPOKE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR
READY MADE ORTHOPAEDIC FOOTWEAR
ORTHOTIC FRIENDLY FOOTWEAR
REHABILITATION FOOTWEAR
STABILITY FOOTWEAR
With the technological advances within the footwear manufacturing industry and the large number of retailers supplying special footwear for adults and children, in most cases (except extreme deformity etc) it is no longer necessary to suffer the cost of having made to measure footwear, As now a pair of quality custom-made orthotics fitted into the correct special footwear can provide the support, function and comfort required and if necessary can have footwear adaptions fitted
Please contact us for more information.

If you already have someone dealing with your problem or someone over seeing your healthcare I’m happy to liaise with them (doctor, podiatrist, physio, surgeon, healthcare staff etc).

New extended service area :- HERTS, ESSEX, LONDON AND THE HOME COUNTIES.
(other areas by special arrangement-please contact me to check for availability)

DISCOUNTS Available in :-
Hatfield, St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Welwyn, Brookmans Park, Wheathampstead, Hertford, Potters Bar and Little Heath, Hitchin, Letchworth, Stevenage, Kings Langley, Hemel Hempstead, Enfield, Cheshunt, Barnet, Radlett, Knebworth, Watford, Ware, Royston, Cuffley, Goffs Oak, Colney Heath, London Colney, Welham Green, Essendon, Newgate Street, Waltham Cross, Tewin, Waterford, Tonwell, Northaw, Chesham, Amersham, Berkhamsted, Tring, Harpenden, Broxbourne and Waltham Abbey, Harlow, Epping, Loughton, Debden and the surrounding areas.