Pedorthic Services

Pedorthics is the design, manufacture, modification, and fit of footwear, including foot orthoses, to alleviate foot problems caused by disease, overuse, congenital defect, or injury. It is footwear, specifically fitted, to relieve or accommodate temporary or permanent foot problems.

Foot orthotics (FO) and shoes
  • Custom made fitted inserts and show devices
  • Arch supports: flexible, semi-rigid, rigid
  • UCBL foot orthosis
  • Diabetic shoes and inserts
  • Extra-depth shoes
  • Custom molded shoes
  • Corrective shoe modifications
Your Foot
Most people will experience some form of foot discomfort at some point during life. It may be as simple as a callus, or as serious a condition as to require hospitalization. But most foot-related issues are normally caused by simple musculoskeletal malalignment.

The human foot is the foundation of everything we do while mobile. It functions as our interface between the ground and the greatest deforming force on the human body, gravity. With each step, it handles huge forces upon 26 tiny bones. The average person takes in excess of 10,000 steps per day and places a force of 3.5 times their body weight upon their feet with each step.

As we age, the musculoskeletal makeup of our bodies seems to loose its abilities to keep pace with our active life style. As this begins to occur, the pedorthic solution is to rebalance the foot and stabilize the limb for improved mobility.

What a Pedorthist Does
The pedorthist takes his experience and knowledge of lower limb musculoskeletal biomechanics and applies it to either the doctor's diagnosis or to his own assessment of the patient's symptoms. The goal is to balance both sides of the lower extremities: from foot and ankle through knees to hips. As the pedorthist assesses the biomechanics, there are many treatment options. These can range from shoes professionally fitted, shoe modifications to assist in the control or realignment of the foot deformity, to over-the-counter or custom-made foot orthoses for improved support.