Orthotics/Computerized Gait Scan
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. They help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
Unfortunately, problems with feet are extremely common in the Western world where we continually walk and stand on hard flat surfaces and where we often choose poor supporting footwear. Patients may have arches that are ‘dropped’ (pronated) or are too high and rigid (supinated). They may also have problems in the muscles and joints of the feet. Problems in the feet can affect the legs, knees, hips and back. Likewise, problems with the hip, pelvis or lower back can cause foot pain.
Do I Need Orthotics?
Patients are often uncertain as to whether they require orthotics to correct their condition. The doctors of chiropractic at Brentwood Chiropractic Clinic will perform a complete biomechanical examination along with a computerized Gait Scan to determine your particular needs. Some patients will simply require hands on treatment on the feet and pelvis to obtain relief. Other people may simply need better shoes or over the counter insoles. Exercise is always helpful. For other patients, custom foot orthotics are the only way to achieve maximum benefits. Many health plans will fully or partially cover custom orthotics if clinically indicated.
What Do They Do?
Orthotics allow the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones of the feet and lower legs to function at their highest potential. When appropriately prescribed, orthotics can decrease pain, not only in the foot, but also in other parts of the body such as the knees, hips and back. They can also improve the overall biomechanical function of the feet and lower extremities. Contrary to myth, wearing orthotics does not weaken your feet.
What Can Orthotics Help?
Orthotics can be quite effective in treating patients with Plantar Fascitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Knee Pain, Metatarsalgia, Heel Pain/Bone Spurs, Shin Splints, Hip Pain, Low Back Pain, Neuromas, Diabetic Foot Problems, Flat Feet, Hammer Toes and Foot Fatigue.
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, orthotics can enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
Click here for information on the types of orthotics available https://kiwiorthoticservices.com/orthotics-fabrication/orthotics-types/
To show how our orthotics are made to the highest standards watch the video below: