Since the human foot is such an intricate system made out of more than 26 bones each foot, functional foot orthotics can help in many different ways when specific areas of the foot need correction, accommodation or offloading.
If an individual needs a pair of orthotics for a specific issue, it is very important to consider the adequate footwear that is going to provide easier fitting and best results. Once adequate footwear is chosen the individual will undergo through a very detailed biomechanical assessment which checks ranges of motion of several joints, taking different measurements, assessing posture and other relevant clinical examinations. Once a biomechanical assessment is terminated, proper casting technique is needed to get the exact shape of your feet and later on custom made orthotic is then fabricated using different materials and designs. It is very important for every individual considering orthotics to get properly assessed by a qualified podiatrist and make sure to get the right kind of orthotics for our specific needs otherwise, one might end up with an orthotic which unfortunately will not have as much clinical value.