CUSTOM ORTHOTICS & BIOMECHANICAL EVALUATION
Orthotic therapy is utilized when there is a significant biomechanical situation that cannot be adequately supported by the muscular system or with footwear alone. At ProFormance, we will work with your muscular system to optimize its function and supporting role. A thorough biomechanical evaluation will be completed to look at your individual situation. We will work with you and recommend over-the-counter devices and appropriate footwear for you. If these attempts are not successful, or you have already exhausted these avenues, we will take you through the custom orthotics process. This starts with creating a negative cast impression of your foot using plaster. The casts are sent to an orthotist who will build your customized orthotics based on the specifications found in your evaluation. We will fit you with your orthotics here, at ProFormance Rehab. You will gradually increase your wear time and we will make modifications as necessary. Orthotic therapy is best understood as just one component of the holistic approach. Exercises designed to build strength and flexibility are equally as important.