Custom Orthotics and Braces
Pain and discomfort in the knees, hips, feet and joints may be caused by foot imbalances.
At PhysioLinks Rehab, our state of the art diagnostic technology allows us to identify the root causes of your pain so that we can provide the most effective corrective action. Schedule your consultation or appointment today!
What is A Custom Orthotic?
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom 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. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet
Who Needs Custom Orthotics?
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain – even neck pain
Knee braces are supports that you wear for a painful or injured knee. There are four main kinds of knee braces. Prophylactic braces are designed to protect knees from injuries during contact sports like football. Functional braces give support to knees that have already been injured. Rehabilitative braces limit harmful knee movement while a knee is healing after an injury or surgery. Unloader/ offloader braces are designed to provide relief to people who have arthritis in their knees. PhysioLinks Rehab Chiropractors or Physiotherapists can custom fit braces based on your injury.