Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position.

They are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. They are made from a foam cast of your feet, which is then analyzed by a technician to fabricate a precise orthotic specific to you. Custom orthotics help to reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motions that take place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics will fit into your shoes without the need to purchase new ones.

Are Custom Orthotics the Correct Choice for You?
Answering yes to any one of these would make someone a potential candidate for Orthotic Therapy.

  • Are your feet sore on a regular basis?
  • Do you have heel pain on a regular basis?
  • Do you spend a good portion of the day walking or standing?
  • Do you spend many hours per week wearing non supportive footwear on hard surfaces?
  • Do you play sports or dance regularly?
  • Does walking, running, or jumping result in joint pain (ankle, knee, hip, or back)?
  • Are you over 40?
  • Are you over weight?
  • Do you have visible foot problems (bunions, fallen arches, calluses, corns)?
  • Do your feet “toe-out” or “toe-in” when you walk?
  • Do you have a family history of foot problems?

Reasons for Wearing Custom Foot Orthotics

  • Restored balance and alignment to your body
  • Injury prevention
  • Better shock absorption
  • Improved comfort and stability
  • Pain relief

Commonly Asked Questions

Q. Will my feet become weaker using custom orthotics?
A. Custom orthotics do not decrease muscle tone. They will help position your foot so you will be using the correct muscles at the right time. This will minimize fatigue and allow your muscles to be used more efficiently.

Insurance Information
As of 2012 new insurance guidelines require a patient who has orthotic coverage to provide a prescription from either their (MD, Podiatrist DPM, Chiropodist, or Orthopedic surgeon). There are a few insurance companies that will accept a prescription from a (Chiropractor DC, Certified athletic therapist CAT, Registered massage therapist RMT, or Naturopathic doctor ND). The patient may be assessed in our office before a prescription is obtained by their MD, although the patient will be responsible for the full orthotic fee once they have been ordered.

During your visit, Dr. Wiens will assess, cast, and then once fabricated, dispense the custom orthotic along with forms that will detail the casting technique used (Proof of Manufacturing). This will be required by your insurance company, along with your receipt of purchase.

Curious about what a custom orthotic assessment will be like? Take a look at this informational video provided by our partners at The Orthotic Group.