An orthotic is a supportive device which is placed inside footwear, to change the mechanical function of the foot. It works dynamically during weight-bearing activities like walking, running and standing. Ideally, it should provide full, custom and corrected arch contact so that the foot works in a bio-mechanically correct way. To date, Dr. Zajac has found that only Sole Supports
® manufactures full arch contact orthotics. Other orthotics are either just cushions or give a more generic, insufficient arch support, and are not customized to your foot. While other orthotics may feel fine, they fail to actually correct faulty foot mechanics and will not prevent the usual painful deformities or syndromes.
That’s why Dr. Zajac has been trained and certified in the use of Sole Supports® custom foot orthotics. Only Sole Supports® uses a revolutionary casting technique which repeatedly captures the true arch your feet should have, and gauges the shell thickness of the custom orthotics – to patient weight and foot flexibility. Many other companies’ orthotics are very rigid and consequently quite uncomfortable and interfere with normal foot biomechanics.