Our Digital Foot Scanner Creates Custom Orthotics Far Superior to Anything that is Bought Over the Counter
Orthotics are devices worn to correct foot and ankle problems without surgery. They range from shoe inserts and foot pads to ankle braces and other similar items. Their purpose is often to support the arch of the foot because problems in the feet can lead to pain in other areas of your body such as the knees, hips, ankles and even lower back if the arch of the foot collapses.
Without proper support for the arches and feet, your body does not get the correct posture support which can cause an imbalance in the spine. The feet are the structural foundation of the whole body, and it is important to keep them in mind when a larger problem is occurring. Orthotics are generally accompanied by additional therapy or techniques to address the overall condition of the patient.
What to Expect
Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center uses a state-of-the-art digital foot scanner to test for the need of orthotics and to assist with fitting the orthotics directly to your specific needs. The scanner finds imbalances in the feet and helps create custom fitted foot pads to support your feet as needed. Our doctors will also analyze your gait, foot positioning and weight transfer to find the perfect solution for you that will support your feet and provide long-term posture correction. Orthotics are meant for extended use to continuously support the body.
Benefits of Custom Foot Orthotics
The potential benefits of using orthotics are improved posture, decreased foot, back or leg pain and an overall healthier body structure. The risks are minimal though some report a bit of discomfort at first. Readjusting the feet and correcting their structure and arches may cause minimal pain but as the body adjusts, this should dissipate. Some also experience blisters in the beginning.
Custom Foot Orthotics at Total Health Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center
We welcome new patients to our integrated medical facility for postural exams to determine their orthotic needs. If you’ve never had your feet scanned, you probably don’t know what they are supposed to look like. This new technology provides insight into hidden structural imbalances that may not be apparent to standard evaluations.
Once you have been scanned, our trained doctors can discuss options to order your pair of customized orthotics. These orthotics are far superior to anything you would find at a general store and can help to alleviate foot, ankle and back pain effectively.