Custom Orthotics for Plantar Fasciitis in Melbourne

Treating Plantar Fasciitis pain with over 20 years of custom orthotics experience.

  • We run on time
  • Rapid, 48 hour turnaround
  • Unrivalled experience and expertise
  • After-hours appointments
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Since 1997, we have specialised in custom-made orthotics that target the root cause of heel and foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis. Our precision-crafted orthotics are designed to provide heel pain relief by reducing tension in the foot, supporting the arch, limiting strain, and cushioning the painful ligament attachment site.

Foot Pain

Ankle Pain

Heel Pain

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Understanding Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that causes pain in the heel and bottom of the foot. It happens when the plantar fascia ligament, a thick band of tissue that connects your heel bone to your toes, becomes inflamed. This inflammation can make walking and standing uncomfortable or even painful.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

The primary cause of plantar fasciitis is strain and overuse of the plantar fascia. This can occur from:

  • Extended periods of standing – ie. A job that requires you to be on your feet all day
  • Sudden increases in walking, running, or other activities
  • Shoes that don’t support the arch of the foot or don’t have enough cushioning
  • Weight gain

It’s important to note that while heel spurs are often discussed in relation to plantar fasciitis, they are not usually the direct cause of heel pain. The inflammation within the plantar fascia, particularly around the area of the spur, is what primarily contributes to the discomfort associated with plantar fasciitis.

Rapid 48 Hour Turn-Around

Our in-house laboratory enables us to deliver quality orthotics within a dramatically shortened time-frame, so you can get back on your feet faster.

Unrivaled Experience & Training

Our experienced team is led by Dr Richard Chasen, with over 20 years of experience treating plantar fasciitis, and extensive qualifications in orthotics and podiatry.

Highest Quality, Hand-Made Orthotics

All custom orthotics are made by hand using high quality materials in our own onsite laboratory to meet your specific, individual needs.

Extended-Hours Appointments

We know you're busy. That's why we offer after-hours appointments to ensure you don't miss out on treatment. 


Let our experienced team get you back on your feet fast.


Dr Richard Chasen

B.P.&O., B. Pod (Hons), Mast Hlth SCi (Pod)
M.A.Pod.A., M.A.A.P.S.M.

Dr Chasen has been treating feet for over 22 years. His special interests include lower limb orthopaedics, musculoskeletal conditions, joint diseases and sports injuries. His qualifications include a Master of Health Science (podiatry), Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics & Postgraduate surgical training.

Dr Amy Sherlock

B. Health Sci., M. Pod. Prac., M.A.Pod.A.

Dr Sherlock is an experienced podiatrist, graduating from La Trobe University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Health Sciences & a Master of Podiatric Practice. Amy has a special interest in foot & ankle pain, musculoskeletal & athletic injuries. She is currently undertaking a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine.

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Dr Minji Kim

B.Pod., M.A.Pod.A.

Minji joined The Lower Limb Clinic in 2023, having previously lived in Hobart, Brisbane and South Korea. She has experience working in all aspects of podiatry, with additional training in dry needling and foot manipulation and mobilisation. Minji consults every day during the week & is a welcome addition to the team.


Elsternwick Clinic

558 Glen Huntly Rd
VIC 3185


Let our experienced team get you back on your feet fast.