Are you experiencing pain in your feet, ankles, knees, hips, or back? Do you experience this with walking, running, or sports activities? Custom orthotics may be an option to help!
At Rebound Sport and Spine we are now offering custom orthotic fitting as a new service!
Custom orthotics may be helpful for a variety of conditions causing pain in the lower extremity including the feet, ankles, shins, knees, and hips. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and IT band syndrome. Custom foot orthotics can even be beneficial in low back pain for certain patients when combined with usual care including chiropractic, physiotherapy, massage, and active rehab. However, orthotics may not help with all cases of these types of conditions and orthotics should only be considered after a thorough assessment of a patient’s condition and should always be used as part of a larger plan of management for each patient’s specific presentation.
So how do custom-made insoles help with these conditions? The traditional thought was one of simple structural support. If a movement dysfunction of the foot or ankle was causing or contributing to a condition, simply building an insole that would block that dysfunctional movement would address the issue such as raising the heel to take pressure off the achilles tendon or supporting the arch of the foot in those with flat feet. While this may play a role in some cases, what we understand now is that custom orthotics mostly help to reduce soft tissue vibration and improve sensory feedback from the foot and ankle, both of which aid in proper muscle activation and pain reduction. Essentially, orthotics can help your body support itself actively instead of just providing support passively.
Custom orthotic fitting at Rebound Sport and Spine always begins with a thorough assessment with one of our chiropractors. After this initial assessment, a pair of custom orthotics tailored specifically to your feet and your gait can be ordered for you if orthotics are right for you and your condition. In addition to the standard thorough assessment of any patient, a custom orthotic fitting appointment would also include a dynamic gait scan and foam casting of the foot. The results of these 2 procedures are sent to the orthotic company so they can build an orthotic that is custom made for your foot. Custom orthotics are covered under most extended health benefit plans and our pricing is made to fit coverage from most plans. If you are interested in custom orthotics, consider consulting your extended health benefit plan to see if they are covered.
Are you interested in custom orthotics? Book an appointment today to see if they are right for you!