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WHAT ARE ORTHOTICS?
Biomechanical orthotic devices, or "orthotics", create near normal function by maintaining the anatomical relationship between your forefoot, rearfoot, leg, and the ground you walk on. Every pair of orthotics is made specific to each patient to conform to the contours of your feet, which vary in length and width.
WHAT ABOUT "ORTHOTICS" THAT ARE ADVERTISED FROM THOSE SPECIALTY STORES LOCATED IN SHOPPING PLAZAS - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Custom made orthotics are created from an actual cast of your foot. The cast is then sent to a specialized lab that will create your orthotic using a thorough prescription (taking into account your diagnosis, weight, activity level, shoe type) with precise measurements that Dr. Weiss fills out. Every patient's prescription is different. The "orthotics" that you see advertised by these stores, ARE NOT custom made. They are mass produced. The price is also significantly more expensive.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS LIKE?
If Dr. Weiss suggests that you need orthotics following your foot evaluation, you will return to the office at a later date to be casted. This casting appointment takes approximately 30 minutes. At this appointment, a mold of your feet is taken using a plaster casting material, which is then shipped off to a third-party company who creates your orthotics with precision and care.
Once your orthotics arrive, you will be contacted by our office so that you may schedule an appointment to pick up them up. Dr. Weiss will make sure the orthotics fit into your shoes properly and comfortably during this appointment.
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