Orthotics - Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics, which can come custom or pre-fabricated are also referred to as orthoses, arch supports or inserts. The device is used to allow people to walk, stand or run more efficiently, effectively and comfortably. Your practitioner may prescribe one for you after a thorough biomechanical and gait analysis.
A custom orthotic will differ from patient to patient, as no two feet are the same. Orthotics will differ in size, material and shape all depending on the prescription and recommendation from your provider. There are two broad categories of orthotics, they are: functional orthotics, and accomodative orthotics.
Functional orthotics act to functionally alter the biomechanical problems.
Accommodative orthotics accommodate a structural or biomechanical problem.