Purpose and Function
Orthotics are primarily designed to correct improper body mechanics to reduce dysfunction and/or pain when this cannot be achieved naturally. This works by first causing the foot to adapt to the new surface the orthotic provides, followed by secondary reactions up along the kinetic chain that improve mechanics throughout the rest of the body.
At beFIT THERAPY, our Doctors of Physical Therapy are certified to develop customized orthotics. The process starts with a thorough gait and movement analysis. Then, a mold will be made out of plaster to capture the unique shape of your foot. Finally, the results of the assessment and mold are then sent out for fabrication. Your orthotics will be ready in approximately two weeks.