Orthotics are inserts in a shoe that can quickly correct biomechanical faults. When appropriate, orthotics can significantly reduce the amount of abnormal stress placed on structures in the foot and ankle, and sometimes higher up the kinetic chain, at the knee and hip level. Capstone Physical Therapists will complete a thorough evaluation to assess if a patient could benefit from orthotics. If necessary, therapists will prescribe other exercises and stretches to correct the underlying factors causing your pain.
Capstone physical therapists can recommend pre-made orthotics for a minor fault or take a cast of your foot for a custom corrective fit. Orthotics can be beneficial to people of activity levels and all ages, including children.