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We treat all pain and symptoms caused from poor foot posture. The Foot Alignment Clinic Video Showcase is available here.

At the FAC, molding and alignment of your feet occur simultaneously, so it matches your corrected foot shape perfectly.

This corrected position is unique to “your” feet and it’s why we align them as you stand, so your feet sit “IN” the orthotic, not “ON IT”. This sounds logical to most people, but it’s not!

To make an Orthotic, a mold is taken of your feet in various ways. ALL of these molds are MODIFIED to represent, what your foot looks like, in a Corrected Weight Bearing position.

The Vertical Foot Alignment System

Neil Smith | 02 9516 3547
46 Sydney Street
Marrickville NSW

Telehealth Via Zoom

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In light of recent events surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, some of you may be choosing to self-isolate or are quarantined. However, this does not mean there has to be a disturbance or a delay to the care you have been receiving at The Foot Alignment Clinics. It just means we have to think outside the box and get creative with how we deliver services to you to ensure your health is still a number one priority! We can even come to your home if molding or general treatments need to be done, please call us to find out suburbs that we can cover.

  • Level 5, 187 Macquarie St, Sydney
  • Shop 3, 189 Kent St, Sydney
  • Suite 5, Level 1, 267-277 Norton Street Leichhardt
  • 46 Sydney St, Marrickville,
  • Unit 12, 71-75 Gladesville Rd, Hunters Hill

Neil Smith is a Certified Pedorthist C.Ped.Au, with a special interest in Orthotics and Biomechanics. Neil is the Inventor of the Vertical Foot Alignment System (VFAS).

Neil Smith is a Certified Pedorthist C.Ped.Au, experienced in Orthotics and Biomechanics. Neil has worked in the Orthotic industry for over 30 years and either personally made or overseen the manufacture of more than 150,000 pairs of orthotics. Neil’s clients have included, Australian representative sportspeople in Cricket, Rugby League, AFL, Soccer, Netball, Basketball, Rugby Union, Running and Boxing. Thousands of non-athletes and children with painful foot and lower limb pain have also benefited from Neil’s orthotics.

For many years Neil has worked closely with private and public hospitals, and it is this vast experience which has given him a sound knowledge of most conditions which can be treated with orthotic therapy. Neil made orthotics using the VFAS, for patients at Temple University Foot and Ankle Hospital in Philadelphia where he has donated a VFAS device.


A scientific and biomechanical solution to foot,lower limb and spinal pain.


VFAS patented technology forces the segments of your foot into their corrected position


The lines help to measure the adjustment needed to correct your alignment using the VFAS


Introductory evaluation of a weight bearing neutral position casting device.

Italian Shoes On Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW

Ascent Footwear:
“We work closely with the podiatry and physiotherapy medical communities to constantly improve our shoe designs for the benefit of our customers.”

Ascent Footwear is a proven, innovative, Australian born and bred brand focused on providing footwear with integrity. We started with a sporting shoe heritage and have taken this technology into categories of footwear that have not previously had this type of comfort and support. We also take a special interest in developing footwear specifically for the wellbeing of growing families, whether for school, work, or leisure.

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