What is an Orthotic?
A foot Orthotic is a device that can be inserted into the shoe to support, align, prevent and or accommodate foot deformities and improve foot function. Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot Orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a number of foot and lower limb problems including heel, arch and forefoot pain, shin splints, as well as pain and complications related to health conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
How are Orthotics made?
In order for us to supply you with a truly custom product, we must take an impression of your foot corrected in sub-talar neutral. We take the majority of our casts in non-weight bearing sub talar neutral using plaster molding. If you cannot lay on your stomach for any reason or if your symptoms determine the need, we may take a subtalar partial weight bearing neutral foam impression of your feet.
Orthotics come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Standard, dress, sport, kids and diabetic are just some of the options that are available to Orthotic patients. Custom made Orthotics are available to accommodate specific needs of a patient.