Peterborough Prescription Orthotics
The foot is the body’s shock absorber. The arch of the foot functions to absorb
30% shock when the foot hits the ground. When there are abnormalities in
the foot, they can translate up the leg, into the pelvis – the base of the spine,
which enormously influences its function.
What is an Orthotic?
- 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 support so that the foot works in a biomechanically correct
- An orthotic controls the excessive flattening of the arch, thereby restoring normal bone and joint function.