Custom Foot Orthotics Langley
Orthotic therapy is essential to maintaining and restoring structural and functional balance, as well as promoting a discomfort-free lifestyle. Everything in the body is related in some way. For example, if an individual is experiencing eye strain, he or she may get a headache. The same principle applies to the feet. If foot function is in some way impaired, this could reflect on the rest of the body causing pain in the ankles, shins, knees, hips, back and so on up through the body.
Orthotic therapy is often essential for individuals who are overweight or over forty. It is beneficial to children, athletes, seniors, and individuals who do not yet experience any discomfort. With orthotics, prevention of future problems can be achieved. Orthotics are beneficial to arthritics by correcting joint motion and relieving the pain that is associated with arthritis. Orthotics are also very important for diabetics because they may have impaired circulation and limited sensation in their feet which can lead to severe problems.
Footprints Orthotics is different from other orthotic companies as the orthotics we provide are created by analyzing the unique way each individual’s foot moves and distributes the body’s weight. Our patients walk across a gait plate with 4096 sensors that acquires scans at 125 per second. The patient data can analyze a patient while static, walking or running. A TOG GaitScan report is produced providing a full diagnostic to inform the clinician and patient of biomechanical abnormalities and determine the need for orthotics. The orthotics we provide are thin, lightweight and fit in the patient’s existing shoes. Our product is superior to the rigid cast orthotics produced by other labs. The Orthotic Group uses its very own semi-rigid thermoplastic to create custom foot orthotics. This plastic is extremely durable and has 100% memory allowing it to always return to its molded shape. Our plastic is so durable that it is guaranteed for life against breakage. Shoes and sandals are also available.
Benefits Of The Orthotic Group’s Orthotics
The traditional method of assessing patients takes approximately one hour and requires the clinician to take a plaster or foam block mold (a static mold) of the shape of the patient’s foot while the foot is static, non-weight bearing and held in its exact subtalar neutral position. This is an unreliable modality because if the patient moves, or if the clinician isn’t skilled in the art of mold taking, the assessment will be inaccurate, and the resulting orthotics inaccurate. By their own admission, plaster labs receive molds that “are not perfect 94% of the time.” That means that 94% of the orthotics made from these molds “are not perfect.” That translates to discomfort and inconvenience for the patient as they must return the orthotics to the clinician for adjustment.
Foot dysfunction and related pain does not occur when the feet are not bearing body weight; it occurs when an individual is standing, walking, or running. Therefore, it makes more sense for orthotics to be made from a dynamic, weight-bearing assessment.
TOG GaitScan system offers a consistent and repeatable assessment that takes only moments and is based on science. Taking an accurate assessment with TOG system is not an art. Because this scientific modality is so accurate and because it measures foot function, the orthotics produced are thinner, lighter, specific to each patient’s biomechanical abnormality and can be worn in everyday shoes.
Footprints Orthotics product are flat in the heel area because the correction is based on midtarsal joint function. This flat heel is what allows patients to wear our orthotics in everyday footwear.
For more information about Footprints Orthotics, visit: www.footprints-orthotics.com