What are custom foot orthotics?
Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that help position and support the feet and correct irregular walking patterns, provide comfort, and ease pain.
Orthotics can make standing, walking, and running more comfortable by altering the angles at which the foot strikes the ground.
What is the purpose of orthotics?
Orthotics can help improve and prevent many of the foot problems that occur in otherwise healthy people.
Who benefits from orthotics?
You may be a candidate for custom orthotics if:
- You have heel pain first thing in the morning
- Your shoes wear unevenly on the bottom
- You have chronic lower back, knee, or heel pain
- You sprain your ankle often
- Your shins hurt
- Your toes are not straight
- Your feet point inward or outward when you walk
- You have “fallen arches” or flat feet
How do orthotics work?
A custom shoe insert helps the foot hit the ground in its optimal position. By realigning the foot with the body, the rest of the joints and muscles can work more efficiently, thus helping to reduce or eliminate pain.
Why choose Peak Performance Physical Therapy?
Our therapists have advanced training in evaluating the need for orthotic devices. We perform a thorough gait and movement analysis to determine any abnormalities. Often the foot problem can be resolved by changing footwear or buying an over-the counter insole. If not, our therapists are certified to create custom orthotics to address your specific problem. We make a mold to capture the unique shape of your foot and then the mold is sent out for fabrication. Our team also attends courses in the field to stay current with new treatment options for orthotics.