Your feet are the foundation for the rest of your body. Poor biomechanics in the feet can lead to many painful conditions, including:
- Heel or arch pain (including plantar fasciitis)
- Bunions, corns, and calluses
- Muscle fatigue
- Shin splints
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Low back pain
FAQ for Orthotics
What are orthotics?
Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but they are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalances. They reduce strain on your body by correcting poor foot motion and weight distribution while walking, running, standing, or playing sports. Orthotics can be made to fit into a variety of shoes for work and leisure, or may be fitted for a specific shoe or boot that best suits your lifestyle or sporting activity.
Who wears orthotics?
Orthotics are worn by people from all walks of life, from children to senior citizens, from athletes wanting to improve performance and reduce injury, to working people wanting to reduce strain on their bodies during the course of the day.
How do I get a pair of orthotics?
Dr. Leach is trained and licensed to prescribe* and fit orthotics for your feet, and works closely with a local orthotics laboratory to ensure the orthotics fit properly and are appropriate for your needs. A thorough assessment will be done in the chiropractic office to determine the need, if any, for orthotics. Your feet are then placed into their correct position, and a precise imprint of your feet is made using a foam cast. The foam cast is then sent to the laboratory where the orthotic is made to fit precisely for your feet. There are many types of orthotics to choose from; your lifestyle and specific needs will be considered. Many extended health plans cover prescription orthotics and the appropriate paperwork will be provided to submit to your insurer.
*Please note, many extended health plans require a prescription from your medical doctor first, before having them cast at my office.