Alpha Chiropractic

and Sports Injury Clinic

Orthotics (foot arch supports)

Tailor Made Custom Orthotics at Alpha Chiropractic Clinic

We have been measuring and supplying Gaitscan custom orthotics at Alpha Chiropractic Clinic, Hemel Hempstead, for over 7 years. For runners, nurses, police, hairdressers and many other sports people and professions, our orthotics have meant relief of pain and enjoyment of sports, work and life generally.

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead

What is a custom orthotic?

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead 4

Orthotics Hemel Hempstead

Who needs custom orthotics?

The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:

  • Localized foot pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes
  • Arch/heel pain
  • Leg/knee pain
  • Hip and/or low back pain – even neck pain


How can I get custom orthotics?

Your health care practitioner can prescribe custom orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help your health care practitioner by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem.


Why should I wear my custom orthotics all the time?

The longer you wear your custom orthotics the more benefit you will get out of them. If your daily activities vary to the extent that you change your footwear, then you should have a second pair of custom orthotics designed for that specific activity. (I.e. going to the gym after work)


Why do my custom orthotics feel uncomfortable?

Since the custom orthotic works to realign the structure of your foot you may feel pressure in some areas as the custom orthotic attempts to do its job. For this reason custom orthotics should be worn in two hour intervals and slowly extend the wear time over a period of two weeks.


What kind of shoe do I need for my custom orthotics?

Most shoes will accommodate custom made orthotics. Trainers and running shoes should have the removal insole removed when this is possible. For higher ladies shoes we also make thinner fitting orthotics.


Will my muscles get weaker wearing orthotics?

Custom orthotics will not reduce muscles tone. They will help position your foot so you will be using the right muscles at the right time, minimizing fatigue and allowing your muscles to be used more efficiently.

Contact Us

01442 248885

Emergency calls:
07775 790070

Contact by email:

Alpha Chiropractic Clinic
Alpha House
81 Marlowes
Hemel Hempstead


Our Opening Hours

We are open Monday to Friday at the following times:

9:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Saturday 9.00am - 3.00pm

We may take emergency appointments outside of these hours. Please contact us in an emergency using the emergency contact number.



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