Footfriend - Othoses

Often called orthotics, foot orthotics or foot orthoses; orthoses are prescription insoles which helps improve foot or leg function and can reduce pressure or stress on a problem area.

Here at Footfriend we provide expert treatment for musculoskeletal problems. Often these problems need a prescription insole for the best results. The purpose of the insole is to improve foot or leg function or to reduce pressure from a problem area.

We take two possible approaches depending on your problem and the specific requirements of your condition. We may either use a prefabricated insole / orthosis or have fully bespoke orthoses made for you.

Prefabricated insoles / orthoses

We keep a stock of quality customisable prefabricated orthoses ready for patients who need an instant fix. They are a good way of determining whether orthoses are going to be effective for your problem and determining an effective prescription. We find they are excellent for children especially, as rapid growth may mean regular replacement of orthoses.

Custom made insoles / orthoses

This is a fully bespoke prescription insole made from casts of your own feet, as no two feet are alike. We feel the best results are obtained when something is specifically tailored to your needs. A major benefit of this type of orthoses is that they are transferable from shoe to shoe, reducing the need for multiple pairs. Custom insoles are also very durable.

Cushioning insoles

We also stock a range of insoles for purely cushioning purposes. There is no inbuilt prescription in these insoles. They have a gel base layer and are topped with memory foam to conform better to your feet.

Cushioning insoles are great if you have painful arthritic joints which need cushioning, or to simply improve the comfort of specific footwear such as walking boots or trainers.

Personalised footwear advice

Often, instead of orthoses, it is possible to achieve the required relief for a musculoskeletal (MSK) injury by changing footwear to a type that provides the required properties to relieve your symptoms. We will assess your feet and recommend footwear specifically suited to your foot type. This can often provide instant improvement in foot comfort and reduction/relief of painful symptoms. Often a combination of the ideal footwear AND orthoses is needed.

Patient Stories

I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years. During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class. As I get older, I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.

John Bullock, Beverley.

How we can help

Musculoskeletal (MSK) injuries are often the cause of foot and leg pain. Orthoses or specific footwear types are a large part of your injury management.

We can:

  • Assess you and identify your problem.
  • Develop a treatment plan.
  • Provide prescription orthoses / insoles if required.
  • Provide footwear recommendations based on your foot type and the therapeutic requirements for your injury.

To have your injury assessed and to begin your path to recovery, please make an appointment.

We look forward to seeing you at our Beverley Clinic; serving Beverley, Hull and surrounding villages.

Damian Johns
Lauren C Bowsley
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Isn’t it time you treated your feet?

“I have been a client with Damian for a number of years. I am a Type 2 Diabetic and visit every eight weeks, Damian takes very good care of my feet, and keeps me up to date with information on the care of my feet, including ill fitting shoes. I would recommend him to all of my friends.”

K. Johnson, Hull

“My feet always feel smooth as silk after visiting Footfriend”

Mrs Hatfield of Leconfield

“Very experienced. Will definitely be going back.”

Diane Ayre

“Toes all fine! Thank for a first class job.”

Mr.Hazell of Shiptonthorpe

“That feels lovely, it’s like walking on air.”

Mrs Cooper of South Cave

“I have been visiting Footfriend now for over 12 years . During this time, I have found the standard of care and service to be first class . As I get older , I find visiting a professional very superior to trying to care for my feet and toes myself.”

John Bullock, Beverley

“Since childhood I have suffered from foot problems and have been to several chiropodists with varying degrees of success. When my last chiropodist retired he recommended Damian Johns in Beverley. My wife and I have now been patients of Damian for over 10 years and we are very pleased with him. His practice provides a wide range of foot care including excellent footwear, foot supports and referrals for further specialized foot treatment. The reception staff are very welcoming and are able to offer appointments to suit patients lifestyle. I would recommend anyone with foot concerns to consult Damian for help and advice.”

B. Precious, Cottingham

“Can I just thank you & Vicky for being so nice today at my Mother's appointment. She was 'over the moon' with the service she received & even went shopping in Beverley & bought some new shoes! Thanks again, we will be back.”

Trudy Sinclair

“Damian and Vicky are fantastic and sorted out my very painful foot. I've used their services for quite some time and they never disappoint. The ladies at Reception are fab too and we always have a laugh. Highly recommended.”

Maria Bertocco

“I just wanted to say thank you for the competent and friendly treatment I received on Thursday last week. My feet haven't felt so comfortable in ages and the squidgy thing for between my toes is really very comfortable and will hopefully keep the corns at bay. It shouldn't be a surprise but it's amazing how much happier I feel with less painful and uncomfortable feet! Thanks once again.”

Gill Morrell, Skidby

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