Our foot health is vital being that our feet are what connect us to the world around us and get us from A to B. If we suffer with possible conditions and pain in our feet then we are at risk of becoming less mobile.

Sadly, our feet can often be overlooked in regards to our overall health. However, as our feet effect our entire bodies biomechanics, such as stability, support, balance and the absorption of ground reaction forces, it is vital to care for them. Poor foot mechanics can lead to pain in your feet, knees, hips and even lower back proving that maintaining good foot health is crucial for leading a pain-free and active lifestyle.


The non-invasive and most popular way of correcting poor foot positioning is through orthotics (insoles). However, traditionally the process of having bespoke orthotics created for you was arduous needing a clinician to examine your walk on a treadmill and then plaster casts to be fitted and moulded to each foot. Today, this process has become increasingly easier making orthotics a popular choice now for many. Now private healthcare practices like ourselves offer dynamic footscan® technology and Phits 3D-Printed Insoles. Whether you are a runner, competing in sport or just want to live and walk pain-free, these specialist clinics help to reduce injury risk, aid rehabilitation and improve performance.

This new and easy method provides data that simply cannot be seen by eye or on a treadmill. The footscan® intuitively translates this dynamic data in to the Phits Insole design to complement the knowledge of the clinician.

"Phits Insoles are amazing, a key part of my everyday running essentials! I have a comfort pair for my mileage trainers and a slim pair for my racing shoes and I haven't run without them since my injury in 2019. They were a huge factor in me being able to overcome that and get back to full fitness. I couldn't imagine not having them in my shoes!"

Lily partridge

british marathon champion

"Without the support of Phits orthotics, it would have been impossible to recover after my surgery and most likely I wouldn't have been able to continue my running career."

Paula Radcliffe

Marathon World Record Breaker & Phits Pioneer

Orthotics can be beneficial for those with:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Collapsed arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Bunions
  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Back pain
  • Plus more

Alternatively, If you suffer from any of the following, you could also be a good candidate for Orthotics:

  • You have foot pain or swelling. …
  • You have sharp heel pain. …
  • You have a flat foot or high arch. …
  • You’re having problems with balance or are falling over. …
  • Your shoes are wearing unevenly. …
  • You’ve had a lower limb injury. …
  • You have diabetic foot complications…
  • You have a leg length discrepancy.

If you would like to determine if orthotics are right for you, book an assessment with our Phits certified Physiotherapists where we will provide a gait analysis using our highspeed footscan system that will highlight in detail any abnormalities or asymmetries that could be causing pain or poor biomechanics when walking leading to pain later on.

The footscan® technology intuitively translates this dynamic data into the Phits Insole design to complement the expert knowledge of our physiotherapists and your personalised orthotics are then 3D printed to fit your exact requirements.

Much like finger prints, no two pair of feet are the same this is why the Phits custom orthotics will allow you to have care tailored to your exact needs and the needs of each individual foot.




Since seeing Louise (following an Achilles rupture repair), I have:

- Made it back onto tennis / squash courts to (tentatively!) celebrate 1 year anniversary of my surgery 
- Ran my fastest 10k at 43.57! 
- Ran 5k in 21:30 (vs pre-surgery PB of 20:18) 
- I increased my single leg calf lift to 59 kg (vs ~18 kg initially a few months ago) 
- I had a final appt with my consultant, who discharged me while congratulating me on a wonderful recovery

All the above is to illustrate that I'm absolutely delighted with the progress I have made since last summer when I couldn't do anything and the outlook seemed bleak. I'll be forever grateful for Louise’s guidance and support as I've navigated the long road back from my injury, and I appreciate the continued advice to help me prepare for more dynamic activity. Louise has been really fantastic and I couldn't have asked for better care.

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.


What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!


I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!


Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!


One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.


I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.


Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.


Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.


Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place


The care I received from ALO Physiotherapy was outstanding from the first session to the last. Sessions with Louise were informative as well as practical, allowing me to understand the context/logic behind treatment as well as tips to prevent future injuries. Louise was always readily available to answer my questions and the treatment process was collaborative rather than being prescriptive. Beyond the expertise of the team the quality of the equipment and facilities was incredibly high and aided my recovery significantly. I would recommend ALO Physiotherapy to anyone who requires physiotherapy treatment in the Marylebone area.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

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