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Cecilia Brennan

New Step Podiatry

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Let our professional podiatrist guide you in choosing the right treatment or orthotic device.

Dry Needling, Foot Mobilisation, Massage & Myofascial Cupping, Padding, Exercise & Orthotics

Servicing area

Florey, Aranda, Belconnen & the wider Canberra region ACT

Focus areas

F5 Joy Foot orthotics Circulation Growing pains Corns

Foot Treatments and Orthotic Therapy

New Step Podiatry in Florey ACT performs a complete assessment of your condition to determine which of our various types of treatment will work best in relieving your pain and addressing the core of your issue.  

Superficial Dry Needling

This treatment technique aims to relieve muscle pain and tightness. It involves the insertion of sterile, fine needles into different trigger points to relax the muscles.

Foot and Ankle Mobilisation Techniques

This type of manual therapy stimulates the joints, addressing the stiffness and pain to improve your range of motion.  

Massage and Myofascial Cupping

A massage therapy entails the manipulation of the soft tissues to restore their function. Varying pressure is applied to the muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments.

Myofascial cupping is the opposite of massage as it draws the tissues towards a suction cup instead of pushing them.

Taping and Padding

This technique alleviates foot pain and averts pressure from the location of pain. FS-6 socks help manage foot injury or swelling while silicone heel cups provide maximum support for heel pain conditions.

Exercise Prescriptions  

We prescribe stretching and strengthening exercises, as well as balancing movements that will help repair joints, ligaments, muscles and tendons. We also sell stretching equipment such as foam or foot rollers to support your workout.

Orthotic Therapy

Orthotic therapy involves the use of foot orthotics to improve your neuromuscular and skeletal structures. These devices are inserted into the shoes and may be used short-term or for a prolonged period. 

Orthotics address several conditions that cause severe pain on the lower limbs and movement restrictions. These include flat feet, high-arched feet, heel pain or plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma, bunions, painful feet and lower leg conditions that children’ usually experience.  

Benefits of Orthotic Therapy
  • Shifts pressure between the feet and lower limb to improve the functions of the joints, muscles and ligaments
  • Improves posture
  • Alleviates pain and treats deformities
  • Supports foot, ankle, leg, knee, hip and lower back
  • Prevents injuries

To find out if orthotic therapy is right for you, you need to undergo a biomechanical assessment with a qualified podiatrist. If an imbalance is spotted in your biomechanics, then you’re most likely to undergo orthotic therapy.

Features of an orthotic footwear
  • Shoes are deep enough and offer enough space for removable inner soles.
  • It comes with fastening features like laces, buckles or velcro.
  • It has a closed heel to keep the orthotic in place
  • It comes in different lengths to cater to everybody’s individual needs.

New Step Podiatry offers an array of orthotics. The list includes ready-made devices for minor adjustments, prefabricated devices for contour and support, and custom orthotics made with soft EVA, malleable polypropylene, and firm carbon fibre.

We also have Joeys or precast orthotics for children who need support similar to that offered by custom orthotics, and carbon fibre spring plate that supports the front part of the foot.

Before purchasing an orthotics device, here are important factors to consider:

  • The condition you want to treat
  • Your footwear choices
  • The degree of pressure when changing function
  • The degree of contour to ensure your comfort
  • What you need it for
  • Your weight
  • Your age
  • Your medical background
  • Your financial standing

Book an appointment to find out which treatment or orthotic device works best for you.

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