Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP
Chiropractor located in Silverdale, WA
Custom foot orthotics sit inside your shoes to provide extra support, cushioning, or pain relief. At Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington, Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP, offers custom foot orthotics to improve your foot mechanics after an injury or because of the anatomy of your feet. To schedule an appointment, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.
Custom Foot Orthotics Q&A
What are custom foot orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are supportive linings for the soles of your feet that fit into your shoe. While you can get one-type-fits-all shoe inserts at your local drugstore, Dr. Joseph at Integrated Chiropractic makes custom orthotics to fit the exact shape of your foot.
These shoe inserts provide support for the arches of your feet and can improve your posture and gait, among other benefits. Dr. Joseph designs and manufactures your custom orthotics according to the condition or complications you want to treat, such as:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Turf toe
- Ankle sprains
- High arches
- Low arches
- Knee pain
- Back pain
Dr. Joseph creates your orthotics after an in-depth assessment of your foot structure and pathology. He makes orthotics for the purpose of function, which controls unusual motion, and accommodates orthotics for extra cushioning and support.
What is the process of getting custom foot orthotics?
Getting custom foot orthotics at Integrated Chiropractic starts with a treatment consultation and evaluation. Dr. Joseph physically examines you and might ask you to perform a few simple movements to see how you stand or walk. Additionally, he might use the in-office digital X-ray to view the structures within your foot and assess damages.
To create orthotic shoe inserts that fit your feet perfectly, Dr. Joseph takes casts of your feet during your initial visit. He also records the measurements of your feet and decides which materials will offer the most benefit to you. Some are rigid, while others provide cushioning to your feet.
It may take a few weeks to get your orthotics back after Dr. Joseph evaluates your feet and writes the prescription, so you’ll need to plan on coming in for a second office visit when they’re ready.
What are the benefits of custom orthotics?
Custom orthotics offer numerous benefits to those who use them. There are plenty of benefits to consider, and the exact ones you experience depend on the condition or injury affecting you.
Benefits of using custom orthotics in your treatment plan include:
- Pain reduction
- Better posture
- More arch support
- Correction of abnormal walking patterns
- Relief of pressure on an injured part of the foot
- Better foot and leg mechanics
Since Dr. Joseph customizes your orthotics to suit your needs, you might experience other more specific benefits too. Dr. Joseph often recommends custom orthotics alongside other treatments for the same injuries and conditions, like chiropractic adjustments or massage therapy.
To schedule an appointment and explore the benefits of using custom orthotics, call Integrated Chiropractic or send us a message from the contact us page.
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