Custom Foot Orthotics
Common Conditions Custom Orthotics Treat Include:
Over-the-Counter v/s Custom-Made Orthotics
Unlike over-the-counter devices, a custom-made foot orthotic is made specifically for the patient following an assessment of their feet and legs by an expert such as a Certified Pedorthist, Physiotherapist or Chiropractor.
A custom-made foot orthotic is made from a three-dimensional model of the patient’s foot and is fabricated from raw materials. It is designed to meet the patient’s unique and specific needs. A custom-made foot orthotic can be:
- “Accommodative” – where the primary goal is to deflect pressure away from ulcers, callosities and painful pressure points
- “Functional” – a device primarily designed to control foot and lower leg biomechanical function