Our PTs excel in gait analysis and if deemed necessary, work together with Biomechanics to create a custom fit orthotic which is personalized to accommodate your foot posture and ailments. 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.
Orthotics are a supplementary tool to decrease abnormal stresses during walking and support dysfunctional foot postures to relieve pain. Patients may be predisposed to pathology of the foot/ankle complex due to inherent foot posture (flat feet or high arches), strength deficits, or decreased functional endurance based on their daily activity. In these cases, orthotics can be an appropriate device to bridge the gap and help transition from unbearable/nagging pain to an active lifestyle. We understand and emphasize the importance of simultaneous strength training and orthotic use to preserve and enhance long term foot health for our patients.
- Custom-fit orthotics
- Gait training
- Restoring foot/ankle mobility
- Regaining foot intrinsic strengthening