Traditional custom orthotics are rigid, made of hard plastic and are designed to force the foot into one "ideal" position. But our feet are made to move and adapt to the ground. Rigid orthotics do not keep this in mind, nor do they respect the neurological system's response to a hard, often painful piece of plastic under the foot. When a rigid, unforgiving arch support is placed under the foot the foot often starts to pull away from it because it is painful. Overtime this response can result in the person weight bearing more on the outside of the foot rather than through the center of the foot.
Developed by Dr. Coffin, D.P.M. and Ron Hruska, M.P.T., Postural Restoration® orthotics are designed to work with your foot mechanics and your neurological system to gain the perfect balance of foot stability and mobility. They are non-compressible, flexible orthotics that are uniquely matched to the patient's structure, gait and activities. They not only affect the feet but will help align the knees, hips and back to decrease tension, torque and compression. They are best utilized when combining with Postural Restoration® therapies.
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