Custom Orthotics are inserts made for your shoes designed specifically for your feet. The purpose of Orthotics is to make standing, walking and running more comfortable. Our wellness centre offers custom Orthotics in Niagara Falls. These work by altering the angle at which your foot strikes the ground in order to properly align your gait pattern. Though these products may be available over the counter, custom-made products biomechanically balance these gait inadequacies specifically to your individual feet and legs.
Podiatry specialists prescribe custom made orthotics as a conservative approach to treat a variety of foot problems as well as provide significant cushioning and support to the ankles, knees, hips and low back. It is one of the most practical forms of treatment and may even do away with the need for invasive foot surgery. Orthotics are made of different types of materials, determined by your need, shoe type and activity level. They are known to improve your foot function thus minimizing the stressful forces that can cause pain and ultimately result in foot deformity. Orthotics can be placed in almost any shoe and may take some time to adjust to them. Once this adjustment period is complete you will be well on your way to healthy feet!