Orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
Most shoes that have a removable insole will work with your custom orthotic. Just remove the insole that came with the shoe and replace it with the custom orthotic. Alliance Physiotherapy offers a line of footwear that can accommodate custom orthotics, as well as custom sandals and clogs that have your prescribed device built right in.
Orthotics are an excellent tool for alleviating and eliminating foot pain in people of all ages. Anyone who experiences frequent foot, knee, hip, or back pain may benefit from a custom orthotic.