Orthotics are custom designed shoe inserts or ankle braces/supports that support your arch or ankle, and align your foot to make your feet function correctly. They must be custom fitted to work properly, and may be soft or firm. The term “Orthotics” can also refer to the specialist medical discipline that prescribes these devices.
Foot and lower leg issues occur in young and old alike. A podiatrist will often prescribe orthotics to help correct bio-mechanical foot problems and to help improve one’s gait.
Our podiatrist will completely assess your body mechanics, the shoes you wear, what you do for a living, and your lifestyle, before prescribing orthotics for you.
The external orthotic devices (orthoses) or braces/supports are designed and fitted to an individual to provide one or more of the following:
Correction or prevention of a physical deformity
Stabilization of a joint or joints
Reduction of pain
Improvement in mobility or performance
Reduction in the risk of injury
Clinical studies have shown that prescription orthotics relieve pain by correcting poor alignment and promoting proper foot function. Regular use of these devices will gently correct minor foot abnormalities, realign and stabilize the bones in your feet, and gradually restore a healthier walking pattern.
Feet are like fingerprints; no two are alike. That’s why a precise prescription for every patient leads to the most effective results. Unlike off-the-shelf arch supports, which attempt to be a “one-size-fits-all” solution, custom orthotics will be sure to improve your foot function with every step.
You’ll benefit from our high standards:
A full clinical assessment of your lower limb biomechanics
Custom made orthoses tailored to your individual needs
Advice regarding exercise, footwear, and rehab where relevant
No “off the shelf orthotics”
Fine-tuning or correction of any problems experienced when wearing orthoses
Thorough follow up
We provide a comprehensive orthotic service for both adults and children. Our experienced Orthotists have extensive knowledge of all types of Orthoses. Our clinic has been specifically designed so that we can assess, cast, design, and fit all of our Orthotics at the clinic. Any adjustments that need to be made can be done while you wait.
To make an appointment at our clinic, or for more information about our Orthotic treatments, give us a call at (561) 123-1234.