Do you have sore feet? sore knees? a sore low back? Orthotics may be the answer!

You may be a candidate for orthotic therapy! Biomechanical foot dysfunction occurs in 7 out of 10 people so it is not uncommon. If your feet are not functioning properly, then they are not ideally absorbing the shock from the ground as you walk. This dysfunction can result in painful syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, osteoarthritis in the knees, bunions, and many more. Orthotic therapy can prevent these conditions. The following link provides further insight into the importance of one's walking pattern:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiwDGle2QT0

In our office, orthotic assessments are done either by our chiropractors or by a chiropodist. The assessment includes a thorough patient history, a gait assessment and a 3D scan using the innovative scanner from Orthogenic Laboratories. We can also use the Metascan from Footmaxx to scan a patient's pressure points with walking. In some cases, we also provide foam and plaster casting if your insurance requires these techniques.

Most of our orthotics are made and supplied by Orthogenic Laboratories. For further information about their custom orthotics, please visit their website at www.orthogeniclab.com.

For more information about Footmaxx, the Metascan technology, and about the different orthotic and shoe products go to www.footmaxx.com.

Most extended health care coverage plans cover orthotics to some degree. Check with your provider so that you are clear about your coverage.