What are Orthotics?
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the feet and ankles properly. They look like insoles, but are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. By correcting foot and ankle balance and alignment, orthotics can reduce stress and strain on the rest of your body.
Will orthotics help me?
Orthotics can be of great benefit to you if you suffer from chronic foot, ankle, knee, or low back pain. Everyone’s body is different, and whether orthotics are a good “fit” for you is something to talk about with your care team.
Will orthotics work with my shoes?
Just about any type of shoe will work with an orthotic insole. Granted, certain types of shoes are better for your feet and ankles than others, but any shoe which has its own insole can be fitted with a custom-fitted orthotic. Even Birkenstocks and Clogs can be custom-made with orthotic insoles!
What can I expect?
There are three steps to getting custom-fitted orthotics.
- Our Chiropractor Dr. Alex Angel will assess your clinical history and perform a physical evaluation. At the end, he will tell you if he feels that your condition may benefit from the use of custom orthotics.
- We will take a 3D foam impression, or “moulding” of your feet, sending that casting and your clinical information to our orthotics maker.
- Time to break them in! Because they change your stance, gait, and balance, custom orthotic devices have a breaking-in period to give your body time to get used to them.