Custom Foot Orthotics
Prescription custom foot orthotics are medical appliances that are custom made to correct improper mechanics in your foot. The smallest imbalance can cause a great deal of discomfort or pain not only in the feet but also in your ankles, knees, and your spine, particularly your low back. Your feet are the foundation of support and act as shock absorbers for your entire body. Without these ‘shock’ absorbers, daily forces upwards from walking, standing, or running are improperly distributed to all joints. From this develops dysfunction and ultimately pain. Most common issues are plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, knee, and back pain.
Do I need custom foot orthotics?
Arches are defined by ligaments, and ligaments have no elastic value, so you cannot strengthen them to ‘create’ an arch. Flat feet or feet that roll in when weight bearing (pronation) are genetic. Usually by the age of 9 if you have not developed an arch, you will never have an arch. You may not experience pain for years, however it is simply a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ you will experience some form of discomfort in the future. Improper foot mechanics can also lead to heel spurs, bunions, and other foot related problems, notwithstanding spinal issues. Custom foot orthotics specific to your foot are designed to give your foot the proper arch it needs.
Where do I start? What is the process for creating an orthotic? We use state of the art digital scanning in the development of your orthotic. Your foot is scanned using the latest digital technology as you can see in the video below. No plaster, no foam, no mess. Just an accurate representation of your foot.
Once we have scanned an image of your foot it is quickly emailed to the lab where accommodations for your arch deficiencies are applied to the scan. As you can see, this is as custom as an orthotic can get. With our orthotics, you can be confident that you will receive the EXACT support that you need.
Your Custom Foot Orthotic
Access Chiropractic and Wellness uses Premiere Orthotics Lab. These are among the most state of the art orthotics and they are one of the few actual TRUE custom orthotics. Custom means each pair of orthotics are unique to you. They are unique in that they are made from 3D models of your feet in a corrected position. Specific changes and corrections are made to those 3D models that are done with our state of the art scanner. The orthotic is created from scratch using raw material and is formed to the shape created to support your foot, biomechanics, footwear and activities.
Most insurance companies cover custom foot orthotics. We recommend that you also check with your insurance provider as to the need for a medical prescription for your insurance coverage; sometimes they are required prior to paying for the custom foot orthotic.