What is an orthotic?
A foot orthotic is a specialized insole designed to support and control the motions of your foot. Through control of the foot, orthotics can also affect the knee, hip, pelvis and back by promoting proper leg and hip mechanics and decrease symptoms in these areas.
You'll be surprised what a big difference the right foot orthotic can make!
Who would use an orthotic?
Foot orthotics are an important part of preventing injuries that have not occurred, and also a component of treating those injuries that have. Common injuries or conditions where orthotics help decrease symptoms include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Posterior Tibialis Tendonitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Neuromas in the Foot
- Hammer Toes
- Leg Length Discrepancy
- Shin Splints
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- Hip Bursitis
- Back Pain
- General Joint Pain
- Ankle Sprains
Orthotic Evaluation and Fitting
A physical therapist will complete your orthotic evaluation and fitting. Physical therapists are experts in musculoskeletal dysfunction and movement and therefore are the optimal licensed professional to see for orthotics.
We will discuss your choice of footwear and desired activities. We will modify an orthotic to match your needs and activities.
Once made, the physical therapist will reassess your movement patterns after the orthotic is inserted to ensure proper function. Foot orthotics can be particularly effective when utilized in concert with other physical therapy procedures in achieving the best possible outcome for you.
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