It is important not to confuse shoe inserts with foot orthotics. Shoe inserts are any kind of non-prescription foot support designed to be worn inside a shoe. Pre-packaged arch supports are shoe inserts that are often made of various densities of flexible material. These can cushion your feet and provide comfort but they will not correct biomechanical foot problems such as over-pronation or cure long-standing foot pain or body aches that can plague day to day activities.
Some examples of the most common types of shoe inserts are arch supports, insoles, heel liners/heel pads/heel cups, or foot cushions. Remember, in order to correct biomechanical stress, body weight, and activity level need to be considered in choosing a foot orthotic. Devices made out of flexible material (check this by bending the device) are called "accommodative" as the material will compress under body weight.
When it comes to treating children and adults with flat feet or other foot types it is necessary to protect and support the proper foot mechanics with a "functional" semi-rigid/rigid orthotic. Foot orthotics change the surface with which the foot interacts when weight-bearing. They help reduce biomechanical stresses and musculoskeletal strain placed on the body during physical activities. They must be made of materials that will support body weight and activity in order to be effective. Sole Remedy offers both custom and prefabricated foot type-specific orthotics to address all your foot care needs.
Our Comprehensive Foot Orthotic Services Include:
A. Completely customized orthotics for optimal fit and results.
B. Foot type-specific corrective prefabricated orthotics.
C. Well-priced off the shelf products.
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Sole Remedy specializes in gait analysis, foot type assessment, musculoskeletal injury management and fall prevention.
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