What Is A Custom Orthotic?
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.
Who Needs Custom Orthotics?
Any person experiencing or wanting to improve:
- Localized Foot Pain
- Bunions, Hammer Toes
- Ankle Pain
- Arch/Heel Pain
- Leg/Knee Pain
- Hip Or Back Pain – Even Neck Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Runner’s Knee
- Sacroiliac Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Recurring Athletic Injuries
- Collapsed Arches & Flat Feet
How Can I Be Tested for My Custom Orthotic?
We utilize an innovative computerized diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows us to analyze patient’s biomechanics. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.
What does this mean for you? A new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives us 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.
The Gait scan is provides a comprehensive biomechanical analysis for each patient as well as clear, concise images to assess and articulate your specific needs in an orthotic.
What Kind Of Shoe Do I Need For My Custom Orthotics?
For the most part any shoe that has a removable insole will work with your custom orthotic. Just remove the insole that came with the shoe and replace it with the custom orthotic.