Riverside Chiropractic Clinic
JAMES COSGRAVE B.Sc., D.C. Chiropractor
9 Penrose Wharf

Tel: 021 455 1747


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Riverside Orthotics Clinic is located within a long established Sports injury and Rehabilitation clinic. James Cosgrave B.Sc., DC is now in his 20th year of practice and has successfully treated over 10,000 patients of all ages with a wide variety of musculo-skeletal complaints.

As an athlete himself James has long understood the detrimental effect of bad foot mechanics on human performance.

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundations of a house, they support the weight of everything above them. When the foot develops a problem, this causes a subtle change in the way you walk. This in turn will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics.

These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body which is why sometimes foot problems present as knee, hip, back or even neck pain!

Find out:

What are Custom Foot Orthotics?

Prescription orthotics look like shoe insoles but they are actually biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They are sometimes called 'orthopedic insoles'.

Properly made orthotics are custom moulded to restore normal alignment and balance by gently correcting foot abnormalities.

They fit as comfortably as a shoe insert!


prescription custom foot orthotics


And they have the added advantage of being made from a highly technical foot scan of your actual walking gait which is then sent to the laboratory for gait analysis and manufacure of your prescription orthotic shoes insoles.

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How do you know if you need Orthotic Insoles for Support?

01I have foot pain on a regular basis

02I spend a good deal of the day standing or walking on hard surfaces

03I regularly play sport (eg tennis, golf, football, hurling)

04I get joint pain when I walk, run or stand

05I have visible foot problems (eg bunions, flat feet, fallen arches, corns, hammer toes, etc)

06One of my legs is shorter than the other

07I have knock knees or bow legs

08My shoes wear out quickly or unevenly

09My feet 'toe-out' when I walk

10My parents had foot pain / foot related symptoms

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How does the Orthotic Foot Scan work?

gaitscan for orthotics 1. Foot is Scanned

As you walk across the pressure plate, thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time

gaitscan for orthotics 2. Foot Pressure is Mapped

From your step, the computer displays 2D and 3D visuals of the pressure under your foot and helps determine if the pain you are experiencing is due to faulty foot function.

gaitscan topography 3. Data sent to Laboratory

If it is assessed that you will benefit from foot orthotics your data is sent to the lab. From there your custom foot orthotics are manufactured specifically for you and your feet.

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How long does it take and what does it cost?

Once you have had the Gaitscan done, your custom orthotic insoles will normally be ready in 2 weeks.

For cost, please check our current rates.

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Fascinating Foot Facts!

  • 25% of your bones are in your feet.
  • In a day, you take 8000 - 10,000 steps.
  • In a lifetime, you'll walk 100,000 miles!
  • 3 in 4 people will have a foot problem.
  • Women are 4 times more likely to have foot problems than men - blame it on ill-fitting, fancy footwear...