TLM - A Centre of Excellence
We are an award winning centre which has won 14 awards in Singapore and internationally between 2015 to 2020. We lead the industry in the prescription of orthotics to improve general health and well-being.
TLM Orthotic Footwear & Insoles
Designed and manufactured after a thorough examination by our orthotist, our orthotic shoes & insoles help distribute the pressure from the weight of your body evenly across your feet.
They can relieve you from pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions, allowing you to enjoy a painless experience while walking and exercising. We provide treatment for the following conditions:
Bunion & Overlapping toes
Swollen Foot and Ankle
Achilles Tendon Pain
Cartilage Wear & Tear
Back and Leg Pain
Parkinson's & Alzheimer's Disease
Example: Bunion & Overlapping Toes Treatment
As seen from the casts, we have helped countless bunion patients overcome the painful deformity.
Musculoskeletal Healthcare Consultation
At TLM Foot-Knee-Back-Arm Orthotics Center, our friendly orthotist will help you understand the different conditions affecting the human musculoskeletal system, such as bones, joints, muscles and other connective tissues. We also provide various methods to reduce or remove your pain and discomfort while walking, exercising, using the computer etc.
Our body is a collection of joints working together to allow us to perform various motions. We can move freely and easily when all the joints in our body work together in perfect harmony. We feel pain when one or more joints is unable to perform its role, throwing the musculoskeletal system into disarray.
The alignment of the body is examined first in a normal, comfortable, standing position.
When the body is in its ideal alignment, the spine is straight and lies on the sagittal plane at the center of the body; the shoulders, hip, knee, and ankle joints are symmetrical with respect to the center line; corresponding joints – e.g. left and right shoulder joints – are level on the transverse plane, equidistance from the center line, and fall on the coronal plane (Fig. 1).
In addition, hip, knee, and ankle joints should be aligned such that the weight bearing line passes through the hip, the knee-cap, and the middle of the feet (Fig. 2)
This alignment is ideal because it distributes the load of moving the body equally between the different joints involved in the movement.
Fig. 1. The body in an ideal alignment in a normal, comfortable, standing position.
Image adapted from, Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine.
Fig. 2. The leg in an ideal alignment in a normal, comfortable, standing position.
Image courtesy, Brukner & Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine.
For example, when you step up with your left leg, the muscles located at your upper right of your body are activated as well to balance the body during the motion (Fig. 3-4). However, if any of the joints on your left leg (ankle, knee, hip joints) is unable to bear the load of the motion, your right shoulder will have to take on extra load in order for your body to complete the motion. Over time the extra load causes wear and tear on your shoulder and you feel pain at your right shoulder.
Fig. 3. The muscles activated when stepping up onto a platform.
Fig. 4. The muscles activated when stepping up onto a platform, lifting off.
Both images courtesy, Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer’s Guide to Your Workout.
During the consultation session, our orthotist will identify which joints are not working properly and causing the pain you feel. We will then target these joints during treatment in order to restore your body to its ideal alignment.