An orthotic is a custom-made device used to support, align, prevent, or correct abnormal foot function. These devices may also help alleviate pain and discomfort associated with abnormal foot function. Furthermore, abnormal foot function may result in pain or dysfunction higher up in the body, including the ankles, legs, knees, hips and spine. In this way, orthotics can be used as an integral part of patient care for the management of neuromusculoskeletal (NMSK) symptoms, to support walking and running, improve spinal stability, and to optimize total body function.
Doctors at the Proactive Health and Performance Clinic have the appropriate training, skill, and experience in the biomechanics, physiology, and anatomy of the lower limb and foot. As with any form of treatment, custom orthotics can be effective when medically necessary. A treatment plan including orthotic prescription, if applicable, will be designed to specifically meet the needs of the patient.