What are orthotics?
Custom orthotics are corrective devices that assist feet in working as they should. They help to control abnormal foot function, balance weight properly and improve biomechanics. They are generally worn inside shoes.
What are the benefits of wearing custom made orthotics?
// Decrease pain in feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back
// Increase comfort - feel supported in any type of footwear
// Improve balance - while walking/running, dancing, or playing sports
// Decrease the compression on your legs, feet, and back
// Prevent injuries
// Improve your alignment
// Decrease foot odour - orthotics are washable
How do I know if I need custom orthotics?
// Do your feet, ankles, legs, lower back feel sore? Achy? Tired?
// Are you getting callouses or blisters?
// Do you feel unbalanced and uncentered?
// Do you have ankle, knee, hip, back, neck pain or injuries?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, you are probably a candidate for custom made orthotics. Orthotics can help prevent, improve, manage symptoms, and decrease the progression of the common problems listed above.
Dr. Glenn is the co-founder of DanceFeet Custom Orthotics. DanceFeet specializes in making orthotics to fit into any type of footwear including dance shoes, soccer cleats, and dress shoes.
For more information, go to: www.dancefeet.ca