Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.
Custom made foot orthotics (commonly termed “arch supports”) are medical appliances that are place into the shoe to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient, by gently restoring the normal balance and alignment of your feet and therefore the rest of your body.
At our clinic, orthotics are prescribed by Dr. Khademi following a complete biomechanical assessment and computerized gait analysis of your feet. They are custom made at a laboratory based on the prescribed recommendations to align the structures of the feet in their most functionally efficient position. The orthotics are designed to stabilize the feet and to prevent them from moving into unbalanced position while walking or running. Prescription orthotics are usually made of a long lasting thermoplastic with a shock absorbing covering. This is the most specific and accurate method to have medically useful and proper orthotics made.