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By: Rupert Health Center  09-12-2011
Keywords: Orthotics, Custom Orthotics

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Custom Orthotics





Custom Casted Orthotics are designed to control biomechanical imbalances in the lower extremity, especially the rear foot. When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!

Orthotics are important in providing the proper correction to our bodies as we walk. Most health care providers & stores will dispense orthotics by foam impressions or scanning technologies. The gold standard in dispensing orthotics is slipper casting. "Root et al, J Am Podiatr Med Assoc, Vol. 97, Issue 4, 299-303, July 1, 2007"

Orthotics made by the foam impressions are generally too low at the medial arch, therefore rendering the orthotics useless. After a careful biomechanical evaluation, Dr. Kevin Leung casts the patient's feet in a dorsiflexed neutral position. The result is a perfect pair of orthotics that the patient will enjoy wearing, but most importantly be fitted correctly.

If you have an orthotic made by someone else and would like a professional opinion or evaluation, do not hesitate to contact us.

Keywords: Custom Orthotics, Orthotics

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