Orthotic Active gives New Zealanders the confidence to live exceptional, independent and pain-free lives.
Being active is second nature here in New Zealand. Orthotic Active gives New Zealanders the confidence to live exceptional, independent and pain-free lives through the optimal support of their bodies.
From minor injury to severe, we provide assessment and support to enhance the active life you want to live. With a highly skilled team of Orthotists and access to high quality off the shelf items, fully custom manufactured orthoses, and 3D printed insoles – we have the solution for you.
We are leading the way with customised options, engineered to get you back on your feet, or achieving your performance goals faster. You will have access to an in-depth clinical assessment, with the highest level of skills available to support you.
We have the very best Orthotists in New Zealand. Our team is entirely made up of degree and diploma-qualified orthotists, and between us we boast New Zealand’s widest range of international experience and clinical expertise. We literally have hundreds of years of medial experience between us and we are results focussed orthotic specialists.
We are all passionate about helping New Zealanders live the active life they love. Because of that, we are always pushing the boundaries of the industry to keep up to date with the latest available technology, so that we can provide the best possible solutions.
Orthotic Active are able to provide a complete one stop service because of our access to high quality products, and the skills and qualifications of our team. There is no other place in New Zealand where you can come to be assessed, diagnosed, and receive a complete treatment pathway under one roof.
We know you would rather be out living your life, so our expert team are fully committed to helping you do that. Not only do we create an individualised treatment plan and orthotic solution, but we also complete a full review process for each and every client. This ensures that you are happy with the outcome and that your goals have been achieved.
Emma graduated with a BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics at Strathclyde University in Scotland. Her personal interests lie in neurology, biomechanics and musculoskeletal foot and ankle conditions.
Anton began his career as Orthotist & Prosthetist in 1995, after qualifying from the University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa. He has a keen interest in biomechanics, particularly relating to sports injuries and the prevention thereof.
Originally from South Africa, Werner trained as an Orthotist/Prosthetist in Pretoria before traveling to the UK for his OE in 2004. There, he spent the next five years specialising in biomechanics, spinal fracture and deformity management.
Originally from the west coast of Scotland, Frances completed her BSc in Prosthetics and Orthotics at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow in 2013. Upon graduating, she worked throughout the Republic of Ireland for 6 years, before moving to New Zealand in February 2019.
Unlike other generic orthotics, Orthotic Active custom makes 3D printed insoles that are unique to the needs of the individual. As a track athlete, I have rather specific running needs. In particular, I needed the insoles to work both in my regular shoes and in my track shoes. Being a runner, everything is linear, and when 0.1s in a race matters, creating the most efficient technique is extremely important. Orthotic Active can custom create insoles that refine themselves to what you need and cut out everything you don’t. The ability to have custom made insoles means they can be applied to any sport, lifestyle, foot, and shoe. I wear them in my distance runners and track trainers to maintain consistency from shoe to shoe.
It was good to find an inner sole that wasn’t quite as bulky. Having the right orthotic gives you not only comfort but more stability and more peace of mind when it comes to injury. It’s definitely worth the investment and process. Anton really individualises it for you.
Anton was good. Coming from a sports background and working with cricketers in the past, he had a good idea of what bowlers do on their feet. Once we got into the Gait Track, it was eye-opening seeing how much stress goes through the foot. I really enjoyed going to see him. It’s been a huge difference to me. I can definitely recommend 3D printed insoles to other players. Hopefully, with these orthotics, I can extend my career for a few years yet and play the sport for which I have a lot of passion.
For me, it was more a case of the minor niggles. I would feel pain in my ligaments or in my Achilles heel, calves, or hips. The insoles are more about helping with a reduction in niggles, so that when I am not otherwise injured, I feel at 100 percent fitness, as opposed to around 90 percent. The fact that I have less niggles leads me to believe that I’m not going to be in line for as many hip injuries. These orthotics help reduce that. My feet are also feeling a lot better!