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Would you benefit from foot orthotics?

Would you benefit from foot orthotics?

What are Custom Foot Orthotics?

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise impression.

The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:

  • Localized foot pain

  • Bunions, hammer toes

  • Arch/heel pain

  • Leg/knee pain

  • Hip or back pain – even neck pain

At Saanichton Physiotherapy our therapists will be able to find the most appropriate solutions for your signs and symptoms.