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.

pelvis_xray_smPain and deformity can arise in the feet such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, corns and hammertoes. Because foot function affects the entire musculoskeletal chain leading to the spine, pain and dysfunction in the knee, hip and low back often result as well. In all there are over thirty common diagnoses related to poor foot control.
Yes. If the problem is discovered early enough, pain and deformity can often be prevented. Regular use of these unique orthotics can often reverse deformity development, or at least prevent surgery. Dr. Zajac, through the use of these custom orthotics, helps patients to restore normal function and give the body what it needs to heal itself. For most patients, significant relief is experienced within weeks of regular use.
orthotic_smIf you are active in running, basketball, tennis or volleyball, you need increased support to balance and stabilize your body from the feet up. Custom foot orthotics will increase your efficiency with every step you take! They reduce impact shock stress from common surfaces such as concrete, asphalt and tile floors. Orthotics decrease the loading forces placed upon the ankle, knee and hip joints and even into the spine.

Remember, custom foot orthotics are for anyone who wants to make an investment in good postural and joint health. Come in today and ask Dr. Zajac if orthotics will help you.