Prescription orthotics are custom-made insoles, which are placed inside shoes to help align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They are designed to help correct an individual’s specific foot imbalance, which in turn can help improve overall posture. Orthotics can help a whole range of people too; from young children right through to older generations.
Many common complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain can be caused by poor foot mechanics. The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any number of the following:
As orthotics help to realign and stabilize the bones in your feet, they can help to restore balance and assist with an individual's natural gait.
Poor foot function and alignment can affect your whole posture and may be the cause of pain in your feet, knees, hips or spine. By realigning and stabilizing the bones in your feet with orthotics, you are taking into consideration your whole body and seeking to help resolve issues from the very roots.
As chiropractors, we take a whole body approach in which we are able determine how the use of orthotics can improve your response to our corrective techniques. We also use specific mobilization and adjustment techniques to the feet and ankles to ensure that areas of restricted movement are released, which will have an effect on how your feet are functioning and will help your problem resolve more completely.
After you have invested in your new pair of orthotics something to consider is having your spine and posture checked, as this can ensure that all the spinal vertebrae are moving correctly. Once all the related joints are moving freely Kate or James will then prescribe specific exercises to stretch and strengthen the supportive musculature.
Before your Vitality orthotics are sent off to be built, your scan results are checked thoroughly by a third party consultant (PHD Biomechanics). This means that you can be rest assured that you are getting the very best product for your needs, tested by the most experienced people in the industry.
Our orthotics also come with a full lifetime warranty, which means you can have complete confidence in the quality and durability of our products. In addition, the orthotic cover also has a three-month warranty, along with a four-week 'cooling off' period in which you are able to make sure they are completely right for you.
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