Orthotics are Custom Made
What are Orthotics?
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. Some orthotics
are simple, commercially made devices.
The most effective orthotics, however, are custom-made devices that are crafted to meet the specific
needs of a particular individual.
Custom orthotics are created using
an impression of the foot casted in foam,
which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the impression, technicians in an orthotic
laboratory design a device that balances out deformities andcorrects misalignments.
finished orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot andeliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the
foot properly aligned.