Orthotics (insoles or shoe inserts) are utilized to restore or assist in maintaining normal foot positioning and mechanics during gait. Any biomechanical dysfunction in the foot/ankle can lead to a variety of conditions including, but not limited to: heel pain, knee pain, and low back pain. In some cases, exercise alone can assist in correcting these biomechanical faults. However, in most cases, an orthotic can be beneficial to improve the stability of the foot/ankle complex; thus, improving the postural alignment and reducing negative effects of ground reaction forces through the lower extremity during gait and functional task. Here at Advance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, we have several options of orthotics, and your therapist can help with determining the proper type based on your condition.
Below is a list of orthotics that are utilized here in our clinics: