Unlike most Physiotherapy clinics, Total Physio offers Orthotics in addition to our comphrehensive rehabilitation options. Many injuries are aggravated by poor posture and spine stabilization. All of which, can be corrected through proper and comfortable foot wear. Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders.
Total Physio offers Custom Orthotics through Dr. Joseph Jafek D.C. and Dr, Patrycja Renda D.C. They are created using an impression of the foot called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, technicians in an Orthotic laboratory design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments.
The finished Orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned. Depending on the patient's needs, the Orthotic may have padding to cushion the foot and make it more comfortable.
Almost anyone, from children to adults, can benefit from Orthotics. Orthotics can alleviate many common foot problems that cause pain and discomfort in otherwise healthy people.
There are several common symptoms that may indicate misalignment of the feet.
These signs and symptoms include the following:
- Abnormal Shoe Wear (e.g., one side of the sole of the shoe wears out faster than the other)
- Chronic Heel (e.g., plantar fasciatis, knee, or low back pain)
- Flat Feet
- Frequent Ankle Sprains
- Gait Abnormalities (e.g., feet point inward or excessively outward during walking)
- Shin Pain (e.g., shin splints)
|The feet should not hurt and pain indicates that something is wrong. If foot pain is not properly treated, the condition causing it may worsen and the individual may need more extensive treatment to correct the initial problem.|
Podiatry Channel. “Orthotics. – Overview & Types.” Podiatry Channel: Your Podiatry Community. Retrieved February 27, 2009, from http://www.podiatrychannel.com/orthotics/index.shtml