An orthotic is a brace or splint that is designed to support, align, and correct the function of moveable parts of the body. At Walking on Air Podiatry, we prescribe foot orthotics, which are inserts that can be worn inside your shoes. The main purpose of orthotics is to adjust the position of your feet to not only optimize foot function, but also to improve body posture and reduce symptoms of knee, hip or low back pain.
There are many different types of foot orthotics available, including:
- Custom orthotics
- Cast and foot adjusted orthotics
- Heat mouldable orthotics
- Off-the-shelf orthotics
At Walking on Air Podiatry we believe strongly in providing our patients with the information they need to make an informed choice when it comes to orthotics. Read our article for more information about different orthotic options available.
Custom orthotics are made specifically to suit your feet, using the latest in custom orthotic technology. Because custom foot orthotics are made especially to suit the individual, research and clinical experience shows that custom orthotics are the most effective at “hugging” the arches of the feet and therefore providing the best support and symptom relief.