Custom Orthotics

OrthoticsYour feet are the foundation of your body. Custom orthotics are designed to support you through your feet thus alleviating symptoms of pain and fatigue in the lower extremities. Examples of pain include: plantar fascitis, iliotibial band syndrome, knee pain including patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis, lower back pain and more.

The therapist at Balance Physiotherapy performs an exam of the feet, lumbar spine, hips and knees. The therapist then assesses your gait pattern. “Gait pattern” is a walking pattern that you use to walk. This is done using computerized gait analysis. This involves walking across a computerized mat on the floor that analyzes pressure points on the foot as you are walking. Your therapist will show you the impression of your feet on the computer screen. If required you can send a copy of this report to your insurance company for reimbursement.

This method is very effective for fabricating orthotics because it examines your foot as you are walking. The orthotics are fabricated in a lab the information that the therapist gathers from the exam and the gait analysis. The orthotics are low profile and there are some types that fit in business dress shoes while others types are more suited for athletics.

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