Professional Burlington Orthotics and Foot Care
The feet are one of the most overlooked parts of the human form. If our feet (the foundation for the rest of our body) are not functioning well then we can ultimately end up with knee, hip and back pain.
A foot has three arches (medial, lateral and transverse) and they work together to support the functioning of all the bones in the feet. These are essential for balancing the weight of the body and maintaining propulsion while walking and running. Moreover, the stability of the leg, thigh bones, pelvis, and spine are all dependent on the arches of the feet. When they are well balanced, biomechanical forces going through our joints are balanced and the stress is reduced through the kinematic chain that goes from the feet all the way to the head. But if the functioning of the arches is off, then the feet can become painful and tired along with other parts of the form such as knees or hips.
Many people may have arches that are either dropped or too high and rigid and they suffer from painful knees, hips, and low back. As part of our treatment, we thoroughly assess the feet of the patient and customize the foot orthotics as per the clinical needs of the patient.
Custom orthotics come in a variety of footwear styles and can be customized to the needs of the individual. For example, casual orthotics are used in most “orthotic friendly” everyday shoes or dress orthotics are used in dressier work shoes. Sports orthotics are used in running shoes. There are even sport-specific orthotics for those who run or play soccer and golf.
Here are some examples of conditions that can be treated with custom foot orthotics:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Instability (Rolled ankles)
- Knee Pain
- Heel Pain/Bone Spurs
- Hip Pain
- Lower Back Pain
- Diabetic Foot Problems
- Flat Feet
- Hammer Toes
We can help to enhance and improve the function of your feet and joints while reducing pain and discomfort. This leads to an overall improved feeling of wellness.