Debunking the Top 3 Myths About Custom Fit Orthotics: Unveiling the Truth

Jul 15, 2023

Debunking the Top 3 Myths About Custom Fit Orthotics: Unveiling the Truth


When it comes to custom fit orthotics, there are several myths and misconceptions that can cloud people’s understanding of their effectiveness. In this enlightening blog post, we’re going to set the record straight and debunk the top three myths surrounding custom fit orthotics. As advocates of evidence-based practices, Gav Noble Physiotherapy is here to provide you with the truth and help you make informed decisions about your foot health.


Myth #1: Custom Fit Orthotics Are Unnecessary:


Many people mistakenly believe that off-the-shelf shoe inserts or generic insoles are just as effective as custom fit orthotics. However, the truth is that custom fit orthotics offer significant advantages over their generic counterparts. While over-the-counter options may provide temporary relief, they lack the personalised support and alignment that custom fit orthotics can offer.


At Gav Noble Physiotherapy, our experienced therapists understand that each individual has unique foot mechanics and needs. Custom fit orthotics are meticulously designed to match the specific contours of your feet, providing optimal support and correcting any imbalances or irregularities. This personalised approach ensures maximum comfort, improved biomechanics, and reduced strain on your feet, ankles, and joints.


Myth #2: Custom Fit Orthotics Are Uncomfortable:


Another prevalent myth is that custom fit orthotics are uncomfortable and difficult to adjust to. However, this misconception often stems from ill-fitting or poorly designed orthotics. When properly crafted and fitted by skilled professionals, custom fit orthotics should be comfortable and seamlessly integrate with your footwear.


At Gav Noble Physiotherapy, our team of physiotherapists ensures a meticulous process to create custom fit orthotics that suit your unique foot shape and lifestyle. We use advanced techniques and materials to optimise comfort and support. Additionally, our team provides ongoing support and adjustments as needed to ensure your orthotics fit perfectly and deliver maximum benefits. With the right fit and proper guidance, you’ll find that custom fit orthotics can greatly enhance your overall foot comfort and function.

After your feet are scanned with one of the latest foot scanning technologies, the information gets sent to our specialist podiatrist at one of the UK’s leading orthotic production laboratories. Our custom fit orthotics are then manufactured and sent back to us for client fitting. In short we use a team of experts to provide the highest standard of orthotic device.


Myth #3: Custom Fit Orthotics Are Only for People with Foot Pain


A common misconception is that custom fit orthotics are exclusively for individuals experiencing foot pain. However, custom fit orthotics offer a wide range of benefits beyond pain relief. They can enhance athletic performance, improve posture and alignment, and prevent future back, knee, foot and lower limb issues.


At Gav Noble Physiotherapy, we believe in a proactive approach to foot health. Custom fit orthotics can help individuals who are physically active, athletes, or those who spend long hours on their feet. By providing optimal support, alignment, and shock absorption, custom fit orthotics can enhance your overall foot biomechanics and reduce the risk of injuries. They also provide stability and improve energy transfer during physical activities, enabling you to perform at your best.



By dispelling these myths surrounding custom fit orthotics, we aim to provide clarity and ensure that you make informed decisions about your foot health. At Gav Noble Physiotherapy, our skilled therapists are dedicated to crafting custom fit orthotics that deliver optimal comfort, support, and performance benefits. Don’t let misconceptions hold you back. Experience the transformative power of custom fit orthotics and unlock your full foot potential.

If you need any more information about our orthotics then please feel free to call the clinic on 028 92666959 or email

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