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Embrace the transformation that custom orthotics bring to your life. Our experienced pedorthist is here to guide you through a personalized journey to improved foot function and pain reduction.

What is Pedorthics and What Does a Pedorthist Do?

Pedorthics is the specialized field focusing on the evaluation, fabrication, and dispensing of foot orthotics to address conditions of the lower limbs and feet caused by biomechanical deformities, congenital defects, overuse, or injuries. Our Certified Pedorthist conducts a comprehensive biomechanical evaluation and gait analysis, offering a professional and honest treatment plan tailored to each patient’s specific condition. This personalized approach may include recommendations for appropriate footwear, custom-made orthotics, and referrals to other health professionals when necessary.

What are Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are advanced biomechanical appliances crafted from a precise 3D impression of the foot. Their primary function is to maintain the feet and lower limbs in a neutral position, enabling efficient movement. These orthotics are a safe and conservative method for managing various foot-related injuries and conditions. They are particularly effective for biomechanically correcting issues like flat feet and high arches, as well as off-loading high-pressure areas, beneficial for patients with conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. Our custom orthotics are handcrafted with the utmost care by our Certified Pedorthist, ensuring a perfect fit into almost any type of shoe. For increased effectiveness, we recommend shoes with a removable insole, a stiff heel counter, and a sole that resists twisting.

Types of Orthotics

  • Soft Orthotic Devices: Designed to attenuate shock, improve balance, and relieve pressure off sensitive areas. Ideal for conditions such as arthritis, deformities, or loss of protective fatty tissue on the foot.
  • Semirigid Orthotic Devices: Commonly used for athletes, providing dynamic balance during sports and activities, enhancing foot function, and aiding muscle and tendon efficiency.

Signs You May Need an Orthotic

If you experience localized foot pain, arch or heel discomfort, knee pain, bunions, hammer toes, hip pain, or general foot fatigue, it might be indicative of poor foot biomechanics. Orthotics can provide much-needed relief and correction in these cases.

Conditions Orthotics Can Help

Orthotics are beneficial for a range of conditions, including but not limited to Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions, Hammer Toes, IT Band Syndrome, Patello-Femoral Syndrome, Shin Splints, Leg Length Discrepancies, Morton’s Neuroma, and Calluses.

Orthotic Longevity and Maintenance

The lifespan of your custom orthotic can vary depending on the materials used, your foot structure, activity levels, and choice of footwear. Typically, they last up to 3-5 years. We recommend an annual check-up to ensure they continue to meet your needs. If your symptoms reappear, it might be time to have your orthotics reassessed for potential modifications or replacement.

Preparing for Your Appointment

For your appointment, please bring any doctor’s referrals (if available), 1-2 pairs of shoes you regularly wear, and clothing that allows easy access to the lower limbs, such as shorts or pants that can be rolled above the knee.