At the Chiropractic Centre we understand that when a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on the joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.
What Are Prescription Orthotics?
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole. They have the advantage of having been made from precise images of your feet. As each person is unique in their foot structure, arch height and walking form a truly unique orthotic is the only thing that can correct your unique situation. Be wary of any “orthotic” that hasn’t been designed specifically for you (i.e. can be found off the shelf of a local retailer). These are simply “modified insoles” that don’t take into account your unique situation and can often worsen or create lasting conditions impacting your lifestyle.
How Do They Help?
Orthotics help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities. They gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on ankles, knees, hip and spine.
How Would I Know If I Had A Problem?
The symptoms can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip/back or neck pain
How Are They Made?
Dorchester Family Chiropractic Centre is pleased to have partnered with Orthogenic Laboratories, the manufacturer of our custom orthotics. Orthogenic Laboratories is the leading manufacturer of EVA-based custom orthotics. EVA (Ethelyne Vinyl Acetate) is the material commonly used in the sole of your shoes and is much more flexible, durable and comfortable than standard plastic orthotics. At the Chiropractic Centre we use the latest technology and create a laser 3D scan of your foot which is then used to make the cast and your custom orthotics.
Contact the Chiropractic Centre today to make an appointment to get your custom orthotics.