A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
Many conditions often stem from a biomechanical gait abnormality that can be treated with custom orthotics. Here are some common ailments related to poor foot biomechanics:
We will assess your foot biomechanics and overall postural alignment.
As you walk across the pressure plate, the computer displays both a 2D and 3D visual representation of the pressure distribution of your foot so that you can see at a glance where you have too much or too little pressure.
If it is determined that you may benefit from orthotic therapy, the full analysis is sent to the laboratory along with a foam cast of your foot. When your custom foot orthotic arrives, we will give you wearing instructions and tips for proper care.