Orthotics are orthopaedic devices used to correct, counteract, or maintain the functions of the foot and lower extremities. Foot disorders are often responsible for localized pain but can also cause pain in the knees, hips, and back. Even a slight instability or deformity of the feet (such as flat feet or high arches) is enough to impact joints and muscles. Orthotics are a common part of treatment plans for biomechanical disorders.
Before making orthotics, podiatrists need to collect enough data to be able to make a specific diagnosis. To do so, they will conduct a postural and biomechanical assessment. Our podiatrists can conduct this assessment, provide their diagnosis, prescribe orthotics, take 3D impressions of both feet, and make and modify orthotics on site.