DK Orthotics & Injuries Clinic
DK ORTHOTICS & INJURIES CLINIC
DK Orthotics & Injuries Clinic is ruin by experienced therapists who have treated a wide range of conditions, both sports and non-sports related.
WHAT IS AN ORTHOTIC?
Orthotic devices are specialised shoe inserts which help to realign your foot and body posture. Orthotics help to off load stress and prevent injury.
WHO NEEDS ORTHOTICS?
Think of your feet in a similar way to the foundation of your home. A house relies on its foundations to keep it sound. Our feet are our bodies foundation. If our feet are misaligned or there is increased stress and force placed upon them (due to sport or prolonged standing and walking) this in turn can cause injury or wear and tear. Orthotics will help to rebalance any misalignment in our feet, off-load stressed areas and give better functional support to the structures above.
LIST OF CONDITIONS THAT MAY NEED ORTHOTICS
· Flat Feet
· Leg length discrepancy
· Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome)
· Iliotibial band (ITB) syndrome – Lateral knee pain (Runners Knee)
· General ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain
· Tight gastro-soleus (calves) and hamstrings muscles
Aims are to access postural and gait analysis, flexibility and strength using advanced software which will help guide us in the direction best suited for the client which can range from a combination of strength & conditioning, flexibility, appropriate runners for their foot type and orthotics.
Advanced biomechanical assessment 45 Min-1 Hours €50.00
Semi-customized orthotics €40.00 - €65.00
Custom made orthotics €225.00 - €250.00
Insoles and orthotic prescriptions are manufactured from PPL Biomechanics Cork
GRAINNE BUTLER PHYSICAL THERAPIST
When I have a patient that I believe would benefit from a biomechanical assessment I refer to DK Orthotics & Injury Clinic. I know both from personal experience and from feedback from my patients, that the prescribing of orthotics is not Darren’s aim - rather he seeks to assist the patient with whatever dysfunction is occurring for them and if orthotics are shown to be necessary then and only then will they be prescribed.
From a practitioner point of view Darren is excellent at what he does and importantly he reports back to the referring practitioner with a full written report. From a patient point of view Darren is thorough, professional and engaging, and he ensures that the patient does not feel they are there for a hard sell but rather that they are being looked after and treated correctly for their problem.
ELAINE MULLINS PHYSICAL THERAPIST
"I have been using Darren for his input and expertise when I have a client with a bio mechanical issue. He does a thorough bio mechanical assessment and he will advise if orthotics are required or not. He provides a detailed report of his findings to the referring practitioner. The service he provides is very professional. The feedback from clients has been very positive and orthotics are not always indicated. I would have no hesitation in recommending Darren "