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FOOTWEAR & ORTHOTIC EVALUATION

OVERVIEW

Orthotics go by a lot of names - inserts, arch supports, heel pads, lifts, arch cookies, met pads - and can be made of anything from gel to carbon fiber. However, ultimately, their job is to improve the interface between your shoe and your foot. 

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM A FOOTWEAR & ORTHOTICS EVALUATION?

Want to see if you’re getting the most out of your shoewear?  

Do you run through shoes quicker than other folks you know?

 

Do you have pain, calluses, or blisters that keep you from being comfortable when you’re on your feet? 

Whether you’re a distance runner or an office worker, we live in our shoes! They are a tool that we use for a purpose, they are a fashion statement that tells others about us, and they are a medical device that protects our feet from the ground! If you’ve looked at your foot recently, it doesn’t always match the shape of the shoe you’re putting it in. 

 

Let us help guide you. We don’t believe you have to throw away your heels or your dress shoes, or that you have to have hard supportive orthotics or orthopedics shoes to support your feet. We also don't think that too much or too little cushioning will destroy your feet. We have decades of experience working AND fabricating orthotics, although to be honest, we stopped making them because there are better crafters out there. 

CONDITIONS THAT CAN BE TREATED WITH A FOOTWEAR & ORTHOTIC EVALUATION

  • Localized foot pain

  • Turf toe

  • Bunions

  • Hammer toes

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Plantar Fasciitis /Plantar tear

  • Knee pain

  • Hip complaints

  • Low back pain

  • Fatigue with running / walking / hiking

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Tight calves

WHERE CAN I GET ORTHOTICS?

We have great relationships everywhere from running and walking stores, to orthotists to podiatrists, depending on the complexity of your knees and what materials you might need. We will look over your alignment (statically) and assess the dynamics of your movement, then discuss what tools we can use to improve the interface between you and the ground. After that we will send you with a prescription on what the optimal choices for orthotics, shoewear, and even socks are JUST FOR YOU.