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 feet are the foundation of the body. Faulty biomechanics in the feet can cause problems up the kinetic chain.
Custom orthotics can help with:
- Low back and Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Ankle pain
- Arch pain (plantar fasciitis)
- Heel pain (heel spurs)
- Foot pain
- Postural Problems
After a thorough history and examination, patients are cast either through foam or by the GaitScan™ for their orthotics. The GaitScan™ is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities. This in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
Custom orthotics are covered by most extended health coverage plans. We also have a wide selection of custom made orthopedic shoes. Call us today.