Demand Rises for ‘Off The Shelf’ Orthotics as Australia’s Population Grows Older, Cites Podiatry Experts DocPods

As Australia’s elderly population grows, so will the potential for restrictions to be placed on aged health care funding. In kind, there will be a more pressing need for affordable foot pain solutions for the elderly. DocPods advise their patented orthotic designs may be the answer.

OrthoticsThere is growing concern that as Australia’s ageing population increases, so will the chances for reduced health benefits and funding. The traditional first step to resolving foot pain starts with visit to the podiatrist, but higher cost for care means that the elderly are seeking other options. The DocPods team believes their specially designed line of orthotics will address this issue, providing foot pain relief and clearing the path to a more affordable solution.

Some experts consider Australia’s ageing population a possible health care funding crisis in the making. As fewer families have children and the elderly live longer, there is an expected doubling in the rate of growth for the elderly while that of the working class approaches near zero. Therefore, more of Australia’s ageing population are relying upon alternatives to primary care for foot pain.

“Other insoles can over correct the foot, causing harm,” says Kent Elliot, Managing Director of DocPods. “The elderly will reach for the most accessible, inexpensive solutions to avoid the high cost of podiatry care, often leading to greater problems.”

With their understanding of the issues at hand, DocPods addresses affordability and accessibility to help their customers. Elliot explains that, “This is by no means a replacement for seeing a podiatrist. In fact, many podiatrists use Docpods’ products as an affordable and immediate form of treatment for foot pain.”

Elliot continues, “Using Docpods is a great way to test to see if an arch support can help, and also give support to other shoes that may not fit orthotics that have been prescribed.” He adds that podiatrists use DocPods as an alternative to custom orthotics to help patients become accustomed to wearing these products and is, “often a better way to extend into other footwear outside of the main shoes types worn using orthotics.”

DocPods’ off the shelf unique orthotics and supportive insoles are a patented hook back design, “meaning that the foot will not slip out of a normal shoe, while providing the original comfort of the shoe’s design.” He adds, “This support does not over correct the foot, further avoiding harm. Furthermore, they provide natural arch support and quality performance without the large cost of an orthotic.”

What’s more, Elliot advises that their products “are highly accessible and affordable.” Starting at $39.95, DocPods are available in over 200 stores across Australia like Mathers and Williams, as well as on their website.

Elliot closes by stating that “We offer a 30 day comfort guarantee, where you can return them online or to the store of purchase for a refund.”

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