Custom Orthotics

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are foot support placed in your shoes to help the foot and ankle move normally, thereby reducing wear and tear to the foot and joints above so you can remain active and mobile for life!

Watch this short video to see the process of analyzing, measuring, and casting the foot in order to fabricate custom orthotics.

Why should I get orthotics?

People often ask us why the might need orthotics. They may have never had orthotics before or have previous orthotics that weren’t very helpful. Those with flat feet and high arched feet are those who can benefit from orthotics. Also, we have found plenty of patients with knee pain that source of their knee pain is from their problems with their feet. Don’t let your issues with your feet get in the way of you walking and running pain free.

If you’d like to set up a free consultation with our orthotics expert to figure out if custom orthotics are right for you, click here and choose a time that fits with your schedule.

How do they differ from over-the-counter orthotics?

Over-the-counter orthotics are specific to your foot type or factor in other biomechanical factors that are occurring above the foot. Our custom orthotics are made with the specific dimensions of your foot. They are unique to you and no one else and they can be made to match almost any shoe possible. This is not true with over-the-counter orthotics. Think about it in this way. When you get a great fitting pair of custom orthotics it is like finding a prescription for your glasses that is right on. You just know it is the right feel and soon as you put them on. Don’t let ankle, knee, or hip pain keep you off the trail or out of the gym.

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How long will my custom orthotics last?

In our experience our custom orthotics will last between 2-3 years depending on usage. We often recommend requesting the mold for the orthotics so you can purchase future orthotics directly through the lab. An orthotic can easily be recovered if the material starts to break down at a minimal cost. In the case of feet that do change it will very important to be recasted and have a new pair of orthotics made.

Should I get new shoes to get with my orthotics?

We highly recommend bringing in old shoes as well as picking up new shoes to try your new pair of orthotics in. This will give us the best to chance of getting the best fit when we have more options to choose from. If going to a running store please ask us for our local recommendations so we can point you in the right direction.

How long will it take to get my orthotics?

It will take around 3 to 4 weeks to get your orthotics back. Once they arrive, we will contact you to schedule an appointment for the fitting. You will bring in all of your shoes that you want them in. While we are waiting for the orthotics to be made we will instruct you in a very specific home exercise program and possibly treatment to help prepare your feet for the orthotics.

Here is what your clients have to say about their orthotics…

After several pairs of mediocre orthotics, I had pretty much given up on finding a pair that would actually make a difference. I am so glad I decided to give it one more shot, especially since I went with Ben! The insoles he made me fit perfectly. They have provided me with a lot of relief, and were essential when I was working as a server and spent hours each day on my feet. I never leave home without my orthotics in my shoes. I highly recommend Ben if you want orthotics that will improve your quality of life!
Zach B

Austin, TX

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