During the ‘first visit’ we will check the posture of your feet, looking for problems like flat feet or a difference in leg length. People especially at risk are those who stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than 4 hours daily, wear their shoes unevenly, have knock knees or bow legs, or whose feet ‘toe out’ when they are walking.
If we think this attributes to your problem, we will recommend an orthotic scan. This scan doesn’t hurt and only requires you to walk across a pressure plate, which has thousands of tiny sensors embedded in it, capturing the distribution of pressure of your foot over time. From your step, the computer displays 2d and 3d visual representations of the pressure under your foot. You can see where you have too much or too little pressure.
The information is then summarized in a report that can be printed for you to see. The information in the report will help determine if you need orthotic therapy. When it is determined that you will benefit from orthotic therapy, your information is sent to a laboratory. From there your custom made orthotics are manufactured specially for you and your feet.