An orthotic is an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system – most often the foot and its arch. Medical practitioners that prescribe orthotics are skilled in anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics, physics and engineering.
Orthotics are used to:
Orthotics for the foot are used to treat the following conditions:
At our clinics, orthotics are prescribed after a careful assessment by either a chiropodist or chiropractor with special training in this area. Most extended healthcare benefit plans cover all or part of the cost of orthotics.