Orthotics are orthopaedic devices designed to treat or adjust various biomechanical foot
misalignments. They are not all alike and not all fitted alike, thus results vary greatly.
They are usually custom made from an impression of the foot called a cast. At the Aiello Group we use specially developed biomechanical fitting methods to aid in the correction of biomechanical imbalances, taking into consideration knee alignment, pelvis rotation, hip tilt, shoulder and Nero posture and alignment. The cast duplicates any misalignment in the foot allowing specialist trained techniques in a laboratory to correct the misalignments with compensation and stabilization techniques.
Orthotics are to be worn in shoes, boots blades, skies etc. to help keep the foot and neuromuscular skeletal system in proper alignment.
Who Should Wear Orthotics?
All active and athletic people. Perfect feet are rare, almost everyone can benefit from orthokinetic and Sports Orthotics. Many active people choose to wear sports orthotics, preventively in sports as they also enhance performance.
An analogy can be made between orthotics and prescriptions spectacles. Both adjust bodily imperfection that can inhibit people from functioning at their maximal physical potential.
Pain is the body's way of warning that something is wrong. If you ignore pain the condition causing it could become worse. Constructive care and evaluation should be sought first, drugs and surgery only as a last result. Functional orthotics incorporating a specialized prescription to correct and control defects in the foot that may cause poor shock absorption or lower limb misalignment, predisposing the athlete to various related injuries. Along with corrective adjustments and mobilization techniques and sportsfit training and rehabilitation drills are often surprisingly effective even after other similar methods have been tried.
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