How We Prescribe Custom Orthotics
The old fashioned way of prescribing custom orthotics started with taking a mold of your foot in a foam box. The impression of your foot then has plaster poured into it, which leads to molding a thick piece of plastic around the shape of your foot.
Our method for prescribing orthotics starts with a functional scan of how your feet move and bear weight when you walk. The scan involves walking across a plate with 4000 tiny sensors in it, these sensors measure pressure and timing in minute detail. This motion capture doesn’t only show us the source of pain in almost every instance. It is so intuitive that our patients can usually spot the reason for their pain once they look at it themselves
Getting this in depth, ‘functional’ view of what the feet are doing forms the basis of our custom orthotic prescription. We believe in correcting the ‘movement’ of the foot as opposed to the shape of the foot because we believe that most pain comes from the way in which we move.