custom foot orthotics
We believe that most injuries are the result of poor movement and biomechanics. However, some individuals still have problems once these imbalances are addressed and require foot orthotics. Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to treat a variety of biomechanical foot disorders. Whenever a person's foot is not functioning as designed, the weight of the body is not properly transferred and distributed. As a result, pain and tenderness can develop in the foot, ankle, and the surrounding muscles. Orthotics work to relieve pain by realigning and supporting the ligaments and bones of the foot properly, so that the foot can function as normal.
It is important to remember that your feet are the foundation of your body. How your feet perform can affect how your skeletal body feels and performs. The stability and efficiency of the foot and ankle promote better foot health and overall body function.
One of the most important aspects of orthotics is the casting process. The casting process is where an impression of your foot is obtained which is then used to fabricate your orthotics. Our casting process is done in a neutral, non-weight bearing position - which is considered the gold standard for orthotics casting. The advantage of this is that the foot is put into its neutral position. Casting methods that utilize a weight bearing method capture an impression of the foot after it has deformed under the weight of the body. This impression of the abnormal biomechanics is then replicated in the orthotic - which leaves you supporting the problem rather than correcting the problem.