Professional Burlington Orthotics and Foot care for the Whole Family
In our clinical experience, we often find that more than any other part of our body, the feet are overlooked on a regular basis. The problem with this is that they are the foundation for the rest of our body.
The foot has three arches (medial, lateral and transverse) which are supposed to be working together to support all the bones in the feet. Also, the stability of the leg and thigh bones, the hips, pelvis, and spine ALL depend on these three arches. When the arches are well supported, it means that the biomechanics are healthy and stress is reduced through the kinematic chain that goes from the feet all the way to the head. But if the arches are not functioning well, the feet will often become painful and tired as well as other parts of the body may also become painful (knees, hips and low back). Many people have arches that are either dropped (pronated) or are too high and rigid (supinated).
When a patient is identified as a candidate for orthotics, they are thoroughly assessed and an orthotics is custom made specifically for their clinical needs. There are different types of custom orthotics that take into account lifestyle such as casual, sports/athletic, dress, soccer, golf. skate, cross-trainer, marathon. Youth orthotics are also available.
When the arches are properly supported with custom orthotics Burlington, then all other functions (such as walking, standing and running) become easier and more pain-free. Here are some examples of conditions that can be treated with custom orthotics:
- Plantar Fascitis
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Instability (Rolled ankles)
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain/Bone Spurs
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Diabetic Foot Problems
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toes
By stabilizing and balancing your feet, custom orthotics can enhance your body’s efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.