Foot Orthoses – When, What and Why?

Foot Orthoses – When, What and Why?

How to ensure proper prescription and use of shaped insoles for footwear
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The uses of orthoses vary from pain relief, comfort and enhancement of athletic performance. While the use of foot orthoses is sometimes considered controversial, they are widely used in the treatment of many different conditions. Supporting orthoses there is evidence of clinical effectiveness, pain relief and improved function. However overuse, muscle weakness and dependency are also believed to be associated with orthoses. In this course, you will explore clinical uses of orthoses, supporting evidence and important clinical consideration.


This course discusses the use of clinical orthoses in research and clinical practice with useful clinical tips.


This course is made up of videos, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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