Who Are Orthotics For?

Who Are Orthotics For?

There are a lot of misconceptions out there regarding orthotics. Some people think they’re only for older adults with decades of wear and tear on their feet. Not true! Orthotics are frequently used to help children, athletes, and adults of all ages. Others believe...
A Quick Primer on Orthotic Types

A Quick Primer on Orthotic Types

Insertable shoe insoles—generally called orthotics—can come in all kinds of sizes and shapes, and fit all kinds of different shoes. They can be designed to address any number of specific foot or ankle conditions. Orthotics can be made from a wide range of materials,...
How Custom Orthotics Are Made

How Custom Orthotics Are Made

Custom orthotics are among the most effective treatment tools at a podiatrist’s disposal. Unlike padded insoles that you can buy off the rack at a pharmacy, custom orthotics can offer a lot more than just a generic layer of cushioned sponginess. Because they are...

The Custom Orthotic Advantage

As is the case with all professions, those of us who practice podiatry have certain tools we use when treating our patients. They include instruments and devices like nail splitters and drills, autoclave equipment, and lasers—which are developing a particular...