Orthotics & Braces

Orthotics & Braces

Custom orthotics are devices that are made specifically one person’s feet in order to optimize the alignment of your lower limb starting at the foot and translating to the ankle, shin, upper leg and pelvis. With improved alignment, custom-made orthotics help to improve efficiency and minimize shock absorption through the lower extremity, pelvis and spine.

These corrective devices are placed in an individual’s footwear similar to insoles. They can help to realign the many bones within the foot, and to control excessive mobility or excessive rigidity of these bones and connective tissues.

Ultimately they maintain a neutral foot alignment during upright activities. Custom-made orthotics reduce the stress and strain on the body maintaining the most optimal foot position throughout the full gait cycle. This is critical because the feet are the first point of contact between a person and the environment. Faulty placement of the feet will result in increased energy required to balance, weight bear and move forward through weight transfer. This significantly increases the risk of injury.

Any of the following conditions as long as the feet have been shown to be the “driver” of the pain syndrome:

  • Patellofemoral pain syndrome
  • Femoral acetabular impingment
  • Iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • Bursitis in the ankle, knee or hip
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Achilles tendonopathy
  • Patellar tendonopathy
  • Snapping Psoas
  • Gluteal tendonopathy
  • Hamstring tendonopathy
  • Recurrent Calf Strains
  • Metatarsalgia or other foot pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Flat feet
  • High arches
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain
  • SIJ dysfunction
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Scoliosis
  • Osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, pelvis or low back