Orthotics

Orthotics

Everyday our feet take a pounding…literally. With every step, our feet have a very important  and complex job to do and they do it day after day, year after year, millions of steps a year. Our feet are models of engineering with 26 bones in each foot (25% of the bones in the body are located in the feet), each designed to do a specific task at a specific time during the walking step. Our feet are designed with arches and ligaments and muscular components to propel us through our daily lives, but like many other things, they take a beating on a daily basis. Poorly designed footwear, ill fitting footwear, hard flat surfaces and injuries can have an effect on the ability of our feet to do their job properly. As we age and spend the majority of our time walking on hard, flat surfaces (tile, wood floors, concrete) we tend to hammer the arch out of our feet and begin to develop “flat feet” or “fallen arches”. This can have a negative effect on the ability of the foot to perform properly which results in foot pain, and can progress to ankle, knee, hip or even low back pain. Orthotics are designed to help correct the feet much like glasses help correct poor eyesight.

Our computerized orthotic scanner takes a motion picture analysis of your foot as you walk across a mat that is connected to the computer. It will capture the most minute deviations in the normal stepping process and allow us to make the best change possible to restore normal function to your feet. They are very technologically advanced orthotics made of heat molded thermoplastic and are very slim and they fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole.