Orthotics

At Action Potential Rehabilitation and Chiropractic Clinic, we offer custom-fitted orthotic services. A thorough foot examination and gait analysis are performed in order to assess your foot care needs. We prepare your foot cast either via foam casting or using a plaster cast. Finally, you will receive the information you require to submit to your third-party insurance coverage. One note to mention is that most third-party insurance plans require a medical prescription for orthotics to be issued. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Our feet contain 52 bones accounting for 25% of the bones in our body. Not to mention the numerous ligaments, tendons and muscles that combine together to allow us to move. Feet are often neglected, placed in ill-fitting shoes or asked to stand on extremely hard surfaces for long periods of time. We may become accustomed to foot pain and problems due to these factors that eventually we deem normal. But is it really normal??? Sometimes improper stability in our feet, doesn’t actually manifest as foot pain, but as knee, or hip pain. Sound familiar??? Think about architecture for a moment. If the foundation isn’t stable, the structure above can suffer. If our feet aren’t providing the proper support, due to foot irregularities or improper footwear, then what becomes of the joints further up the structure? Where is the pressure now placed on the knees or hip? If you suffer from recurrent pain in your feet, knees, or hips, perhaps a supportive device such as orthotics would benefit you.

What are orthotics?

Prescription orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts that are designed to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern and to restore proper foot function and balance. They can be rigid, semi-rigid or soft.

 

If you have any questions pertaining to orthotics or your feet, please do not hesitate to ask. We are here to help.