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The body assessment image shows how imbalances in the feet can lead to knee rotation, pelvic tilt and shoulder drop. These imbalances in the body can be caused by pronation and supination of the foot.

These instabilities can lead to conditions such as plantar fasciitis, knee pain, hip pain, back pain, and neck pain.

A properly aligned body will have symmetrical feet, level knees, pelvis and shoulders. Wearing Custom Orthotics may help alleviate imbalances and conditions caused by those imbalances.

Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.

Your feet are the foundation of your body; as you walk, run, and play, they support you and help protect your ankles, knees, hips and/or back from damaging stress. Your feet perform better when all of the muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions. When the supportive structure of the foot is compromised, it can result in dysfunction and pain in the feet, knees and back. Custom orthotics can be the solution to enhance the structural support of your feet and eliminate your pain.


Benefits: By reducing the forces on the spinal column and muscular-skeletal system caused by dysfunctional foot patterns, especially around the neck and shoulder region can reduce trigger point patterns in the region which is a major cause of Headaches


Benefits: The spinal column runs from the base of the skull all the way down to the lower back ie the sacrum. if there is foot dysfunction for whatever reason this can cause stresses on the spinal column and muscular system, joints and ligaments of all the joints which in turn can make them weak thus causing loss of power and mobility in the whole muscular-skeletal system. By creating a balance starting at the feet with a specially designed orthotic will reduce these stressors

Rolling ankles

Benefits: This condition is generally caused by weak ankle ligaments or high arches of the feet. with this scenario it is common for increased spraining of the ankle, people mostly find that walking on uneven surfaces causes the ankle to roll over which in turn causes an ankle sprain, it is not uncommon in severe cases that the ankle can get broken in this scenario, high-risk people would be the elderly and people with osteoporosis. A specially designed orthotic with support in the heel, and the lateral aspect of the orthotic can reduce this foot pattern

Plantar fasciitis

Benefits: generally caused by fallen arches ie flat foot syndrome this mechanical dysfunction puts stress on the tendons on the arch of the foot thus causing inflammation on the tendon where it attaches into the heel of the foot. symptoms usually are pain first thing in the morning when you put pressure on the foot getting out of bed, or after a period of inactivity, and then when you try to walk the initial pain is severe but eases out after a period of walking. by reducing the pressure on the arch and the heel with a specially designed orthotic this condition generally disappears.

Heel spur

Benefits: usually caused by faulty foot mechanics this is a condition that builds up over a period of time causing calcification on the heel of the foot which forms a bone spur.this very painful condition causes pain on weight-bearing and unlike plantar fasciitis where there ther can be periods of ease a bone spur there is no relief on weight bearing,so every time you put pressure on it it cause pain,the only relief is rest and not bearing weight on it.we design a special orthotic for this condition which will cushion the spur and prevent it from hitting the ground when you walk

Ball of foot pain

Benefits:by reducing the pressure on the ball of foot and arch of the foot this will reduce symptomes in the ball of foot such as, pain,numbness,pins and needles and hammertoes

Sports orthotic

Benefits:depending on the type of sport you play we will design your orthotic around your individual needs regarding the sport you participate in.different sports require different mechanical needs so your orthotic will reflect this.we will also build them slimline without the loss of control and performance so the will fit into your shoe or boot with ease

Back pain

Benefits:The spinal column runs from the base of the skull all the way down to the lower back ie the sacrum.if there is foot dysfunction for whatever reason this can cause stresses on the spinal column and muscular system,joints and ligaments of all the joints,especially on the vertebrae of the lower back and sacroiliac joint.stresses here not only can put a strain on the back but can also cause trigger point activity on the muscular system which can cause reducing the forces from the feet and creating balance on the spinal column pain will reduce

Knee pain

Benefits:in my opinion lots of knee pain is rooted from the feet especially if you have flat foot syndrome.when we have fallen arches as we walk the feet roll inwards thus putting stress on the knees which in turn cause pain.there will be lots of stress put on the ligaments around the knee and over a period of time if this is not addressed you will see pressure put on the bone aspect where it can cause osteoarthritis in the long reducing the overpronation on the feet this will reduce the pressure on the knees

Foot pain

Benefits:by reducing the pressure on the ball of foot, and arch of the foot this will reduce symptoms in the ball of foot,heel pain,ankle pain such as,pain,numbness,pins and needles and hammer toes as well as pain on the ankle joint

Leg pain sciatica

Benefits:by reducing the pressure on the discs of the lumbar sacral joint,the muscles around the gluteal region and piriformis muscle.depending on which is the main cause of your pain will determine how we build your orthotic


Benefits: a specially designed golf orthotic can improve your swing and ball strike.the orthotic will be specially designed to help create stability when striking the ball thus helping increase performance

Running and walking

Benefits:typical symptoms of walking and running are shin splints,pain on the front of your shins,we will especially design your orthotic to reduce thes stress and make your walking and running more enjoyable


Reduce the symptoms associated with many foot related pathologies

Provide support

Accommodate foot deformity

Provide better positioning

Relieve pressure on a certain area of the foot

Improve the overall biomechanical function of the foot and lower extremity


Here at Don Kelly Physiotherapy and Acupuncture clinic we have treated this very common condition very successfully in both our Limerick and Charleville clinics.

Phyio exercises and acupressure: This can be an ancient type of treatment that is comparable to acupuncture, but does not use needles. It applies pressure to particular pressure points which encourages blood circulation, relieves muscle tension, and triggers our body natural healing : 

I have treated my patients with a 100% success rate. Armed with experience in the last 20 years of providing my physiotherapy services in Limerick and Charleville.

If you experience chronic pain, injuries, or advice for knee surgery and replacement please don’t hesitate to reach out. I have treated thousands of my patients with successful results over the last 20 years of my physio services. 

BEFORE YOU SAY YES TO KNEE SURGERY REPLACEMENT– give me a ring for an assessment. 

My treatment plan is the result of my experience and knowledge in treating chronic pains and injuries over the last 20 years. This is the holistic plan to guarantee pain relief, prevent recurring pains, and faster recovery. 



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