A custom orthotic is 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. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
What kind of shoe do you need for your orthotic?
For the most part any shoe that has a removable insole will work with your custom orthotic. Just remove the insole that came with the shoe and replace it with the custom orthotic. Physioworx also offer a line of footwear that can accommodate custom orthotics, as well as custom sandals and clogs that have your prescribed device built right in.
What are the benefits of custom orthotics?
In their lifetime, over 75% of North Americans will experience foot problems of varying degrees, some of which can be painful and disabling. In most cases, foot orthotics can be employed to help alleviate and even correct the condition:
Relieve Your Pain
Runners can reduce stress on knees and ankles and stabilize the feet.
Improve Your Functional Abilities
Foot orthotics work to stave off injury
Overall - our clients feel better