The worst part about having an injury is the uncertainty.
When will the pain go away? When will you be able to get back to doing the things you want to do?
Often those questions hang in the air, unanswered by the medical professionals you meet with as they simply don’t know the answers.
But if you visit us at Orthotic Active, we will have solutions.
It is our aim to get you back to living the active life you love as quickly as possible. That means finding the right solution to reduce pain and boost mobility so that you can still do the things you enjoy while recovering.
Let’s look into how we make this happen…
Knowledge, Expertise And Technical Resources
At Orthotic Active, our key focus is to provide highly innovative, state of the art orthotic products and services so that you can live your life independently and pain-free.
Often an active lifestyle can mean that injury and recurring issues will arise. But they should not hold you back for long! With state of the art equipment and an expert diagnostic team, we can have you back to doing what you love as quickly as possible.
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 your needs.
One of the key solutions we provide are 3D printed insoles. In fact, we have helped everyone from weekend adventurers to top sportspeople with this very solution.
Injury Is No Barrier
Recently, top New Zealand cricketer Donovan Grobbelaar was referred to Anton Kemp here at Orthotic Active by his Orthopaedic surgeon. The 35-year Auckland Aces and Howick-Pakuranga club allrounder was experiencing troublesome, recurring problems with his ankle. These issues were preventing him from being able to play.
Grobbelaar had been using standard orthotic inserts in his shoes before coming to see us. Unfortunately, they were not the right solution for him as while bowling, he ‘tore everything on the inside of my ankle’ leaving him in significant pain.
After his time at Orthotic Active, Grobbelaar has high praise for Kemp’s knowledge and the scientific testing process he went through at the Gait Track.
“He 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,” adds Grobbelaar.
After assessment, it was found that the insoles Grobbelaar was using did not support his foot in the right way. The cushioning for his heel needed adjustment, and several high-stress areas around his ankle had to be fixed. Since February, when he started using the 3D printed insoles from Orthotic Active, Grobbelaar has experienced no more ankle issues.
“They took some time to get used to from a physical, running point of view. But it’s fine now and it feels weird when I don’t have them in. They are a million times better than the old orthotics that I had,” he declares. Those old orthotics were bulky and did not fit his shoes properly.
He has no hesitation in recommending other athletes, and not just cricketers, to see Kemp in the Gait Track and get the properly-fitted 3D-printed orthotics.
“One hundred percent. It’s been a huge difference to me. I can definitely recommend this to other players. The older you get, the more niggles you seem to get. But 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.”
Getting You Back On Your Feet
Age and injury should be no barrier to staying active. As you can see, Donovan Grobbelaar is now able to continue playing the sport he loves because of the solution he received from Orthotic Active.
Are you like Grobbelaar?
Are you simply putting up with pain or discomfort because you feel you have to?
An injury does not have to prevent you from doing what you love. In fact, you should be able to do all those things in spite of an injury or niggle.
If we can provide a pain-free solution for a professional sportsman who places a massive amount of impact on his ankles every game, then imagine how we could help you.
Make an appointment to see us here at Orthotic Active and you could get back to doing the things you love quicker, and be able to enjoy them for longer.
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