When you think of orthotics, you probably picture shoes – and rightfully so. But while the team at Orthotic Active are experts in caring for your feet, we also understand that the entire human body needs to be healthy to work optimally.
Our key focus is to provide highly innovative, state of the art orthotic products and services so that you can have confidence to live a life you love both independently and pain-free.
Orthotic Active was established to provide a quick and efficient referral service to specialised medical practice groups. We specialise in providing the right orthotic solutions to minimise pain and aid recovery. These solutions range from standard braces, right through to fully customised individual pieces specific to the patient’s needs.
Our Auckland clinic is located in St Johns. We work closely with the Orthotic Centre which gives us a unique opportunity for a collaborative and progressive approach to Orthotic Rehabilitation.
Our team are reputable nationwide leaders in the New Zealand orthotics industry. We provide support for high-end sports injuries and musculoskeletal clients who require injury prevention, orthotics for high-impact sports, and foot orthotics for repetitive sporting injuries or their prevention.
These can range from carbon fibre knee braces for skiing, snowboarding or motocross, right through to functional sports foot orthotics for team sports or running. We also have extensive knowledge of long term disability and various conditions that we can apply successful orthotic solutions to. We have expanded this service to include contemporary and cutting edge product solutions such as the MyGait functional electrical stimulation system.
Almost 30 years experience in the healthcare industry has given us the confidence and experience to harness the power of technology in your body’s rehabilitation. We carry out assessment, measurement, casting, 3D scanning and fitting of custom-made or prefabricated orthoses and orthotic footwear, and along with first-class physiotherapy support provide you with the best hands on care – and the best results.
Enhancing your quality of life by helping you enjoy the things you want to do without pain, is front of mind with every client we meet. To find out how we could help you, contact us today.
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!