What Are Custom Orthotics?
Custom orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes; they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. When made properly, they feel great to wear since they provide your feet with the support they need.
Benefits of Orthotics
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch or heel pain
- Leg or knee pain
- Hip or back pain
- …and even neck pain
What to Expect
During your visit to the Cochrane clinic, your practitioner will go through a full history of your current condition as well as a complete foot and lower extremity examination. In addition, Dr. Janzen or Dr. Postmus will either take a 3D laser scan or a foam impression cast of your feet.
This information will give them a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics.
From all of this data a custom foot orthotic can be made specifically for your feet through the Orthotic Group laboratory.
Custom foot orthotics are commonly covered by extended insurance plans. We are able to provide the necessary insurance documentation for your coverage.
Dr. Andrew Janzen, BSc., DC
Dr. Janzen and Dr. Adam’s Chiropractic care focus on treating musculoskeletal conditions such as back and neck pain. They believe in treating the problematic condition quickly and educating patients in measures to prevent re-occurrences.
Custom Orthotics are a step towards helping to reduce stress and strain on your body, bringing your feet back into proper alignment. They help you achieve better overall health and wellbeing through custom correction and support.