How do I know if I need orthotics?
The alignment of your feet has a direct impact on the rest of your body including your spine. By supporting the weight of everything above them, a small foot problem will alter your gait and cause changes in your muscles and joints above. That is why chiropractors will often look at your feet as part of their assessment of your back problem.
Many chiropractors use the latest technology “Gaitscan” to check for potential foot or gait problems that can affect your health. If needed custom orthotics can be uniquely designed.
How would I know if I had a problem?
Poor foot mechanics can cause any of the following symptoms;
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain
Properly made orthotics are custom moulded to the support needs of your feet. By gently correcting foot abnormalities. proper balance and alignment are improved in your body further enhancing your chiropractic care.