Custom foot orthotics may be indicated for patients experiencing lower extremity or back pain when walking or running. Rigid or semi-rigid custom foot orthotics are used to align the foot into an optimal position for normal function. Custom foot orthoses are designed to accommodate foot deformities or decrease weight on parts of the foot.
The physical therapists at The Center for Restorative Therapies at Mercy analyze walking or running patterns to determine if a modification to footwear is indicated and what type would best reduce the patient’s symptoms or improve function. Certain orthotics or shoe modifications can be created on-site at Mercy.