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Orthotics & Gait Analysis


Our aim is to supply the public, with superior bespoke orthotics / insoles to prevent injury, improve performance, and provide customers with technology used by elite athletes.

What Orthotics do?

Imbalance in your feet can alter the bony structure of your feet and lower legs, foot orthotics may thus eliminate postural problems, lower back pain, foot and leg pain. NW3.

The aim of foot orthotics are to correct dysfunctional biomechanics and therefore:

  • Provide support.
  • Reduce pain.
  • Prevent or stop the development of foot deformity i.e. foot pronation, supination, bunions.
  • Provide better posture.
  • Relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot, knee, hip and back.
  • Improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot and lower extremity.
  • Improve overall physical and sporting performance.

Why Orthotics?

We know how important it is to be fitted with the correct shoe or trainer. Each foot an engineering masterpiece contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments and 19 muscles and one-quarter of all the bones in the human body are down in your feet.

Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion for example flat foot or fallen arches (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and pelvis sometimes resulting in pain of the knees, hips or back.

Bespoke orthotics NW3 help to improve those structural changes thus improve performance and prevent or stop pain. Once the orthotics allow your feet to work in the way they were designed it will help reduce muscle strain, prevent torsion and added stresses being put on the muscles, ligaments and joints of the foot, ankle, knees, hips and spine. With orthotics your body will not have to try and control the poor mechanics and shock absorption will be greatly improved.

No one person has the same foot so we offer unique bespoke orthotics that can be fitted to footwear for comfort and pain free walking, running or exercise.

These orthotics are being used daily by premiership footballers, rugby players, golfers, triathletes and Olympic athletes and we are now able to offer the same bespoke to our customers.

Back and Active Osteopaths, Belsize Park NW3, are able to offer our patients with the highest quality functional bespoke orthotics (insoles) using a revolutionary method producing to a much finer tolerances than the average orthotics / insoles available.

Why These Orthotics?

This type of orthotic nw3 is moulded directly to the contours of patients feet and accurately matches the flexibility of the device to your foot, body weight, postings and the wide range of special accommodations available have enabled us to supply devices that are fit for purpose and much more easily accommodated within reasonable footwear.

We are able to produce high quality orthotics for most

  • Ages
  • Shoe types (trainers, football boots, wellies, designer shoes, high heels)
  • Weights
  • Biomechanical problems and pains
  • Sports men and women

Design and Manufacturing Process

Our Osteopaths assesses the patient and establishes a need for the orthotics:

  • Carries out biomechanical evaluation to obtain the necessary prescription data.
  • Makes plaster of paris casts from patients feet.
  • The casts are made to orthotics nw3 which can be fitted by the osteopath within 4 weeks.
  • There is a priority service within 5 working days; however there is an extra fee.

The Bio-mechanical Orthotics are designed and manufactured using the latest computer technology available.
They have been produced specifically for your feet to promote more effective function, and so improve your quality of life.
You must follow your osteopaths instructions carefully, including any exercises recommended. It is sometimes necessary to begin by wearing them for a few hours daily extending this as conditions permit.


The Bio-mechanical Orthotics nw3 are manufactured from high quality polypropylene without any change in the molecular structure of the material and are guaranteed for life against breakage in normal use by the manufacture. This guarantee does not extend to covers or extensions.

The Manufacturer offers an optional Care Plan to look after the patients investment. Although the orthotics nw3 come with a lifetime guarantee against breakage in normal use this does not protect you against replacing lost, stolen or accidental damage. Thus the manufacturer has introduced the care plan for 2 years protection coverage for an extra fee.

Conditions Orthotics Can Help

Below is a list of all the conditions that orthotics can help.

  • Injury prevention, 
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Knee Pain (Runners Knee, Chondramalcia Patella, Patella Femoral Syndrome)
  • Heel Pain (Heel Spur)
  • Ankle Pain (Achilles Tendonitis, Sprained Ankle, Tibialis Dysfunction, Lateral Impingement Syndrome Forefoot Pain (Metatarsalgia)
  • Arch Strain (Plantar Fasciitis)
  • Shin Pain (Compartmental Syndrome, Shin splints)
  • Hip Pain (ilio-tibial band syndrome)
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunctions
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
Call Back & Active Osteopaths Belsize Park, NW3 on 020 7586 6022 Now to see if we are able to help you or refer you to the best Medical practitoner. 

What Our Patient's are saying

James, Triathlete, NW3 "I can highly recommend Damien and the The Back & Active clinic, The knee pain i suffered unnecessarily for years is gone thanks to their experience, treatment style and the amazing orthotics running is a joy again."
Randa Pettifor "Going to Damien gave me inspiration and confidence. His positive engagment, constant motivation and skilled treatments got me back playing tennis, which i thought i would never do again. Thank you Damien."
Dr. T. Maddox "Damien treated me for infrapatellar tendinitis and quickly got to the cause of the problem. His treatment was thorough, knowledgeable and sensible and the symptoms quickly improved. I would recommend him unreservedly."