Orthotics are specific inserts that are put into footwear. They correct any biomechanical abnormality when the feet are in contact with the ground. Biomechanics examine how external and internal forces affect the way our body moves. The forces going through our joints should be distributed in an even manner and when one structure is overloaded, tissue damage and pain can occur. Poor footwear can cause this overload to occur and an orthotic may be beneficial to improve foot position.
At Advanced Physio West, we will find the exact root of your problem by performing a thorough biomechanical assessment. If we feel that orthotics will be beneficial, we can assess you for them and provide you with them.