Biomechanical Foot Evaluation and Custom Orthotics in North Carolina
Evaluation and Custom Orthotics
The foot is a complex structure made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100
muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It must handle many times your body weight
with walking and running, and if part of the foot is moving incorrectly, it can
result in pain and limited mobility.
A Physical Therapist will evaluate your individual biomechanics. We will study the way your body moves through
a gait analysis and other tests. Tightness or weakness in specific areas can
cause pain and impaired movement. These imbalances can often be corrected
through the use of specific exercises and manual therapy techniques.
Another treatment option to correct abnormal biomechanics is the use of
custom foot orthoses. A Physical Therapist will take a plaster cast of your
foot and have orthotic inserts made that are tailored to your specific needs.
This orthotic is different from an over-the-counter insert because it is
custom fit to your foot and contains various levels of support in key areas, as
determined by your physical therapist.
It provides a comfortable fit and corrects your biomechanical motion. Examples of problems that respond well to
Call us at 800-828-2001 to schedule a custom orthotics appointment today.