Gaitway Orthotics

The Gaitway thrives on the professionalism and the commitment to provide the highest quality of foot care in order to bring you relief and comfort. Our clinic offers care and preventative screening services to all group ages, from children to elderly, athletes and those that have specific medical problems with numerous foot, knee and hip pain.

What are Prescription Orthotics?

Prescription orthotics are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on the feet in the same way braces work on the teeth – by exerting gentle consistent pressure to bring muscles, ligaments and bones back into proper alignment.

The overwhelming majority of lower limb problems, and a fair number of lower back, knee, and hip complaints, are caused by abnormal biomechanics of the foot. A large percentage of these problems can be successfully treated with shoe inserts – called orthotics.

How Orthotics Work

“Your feet are the foundation of your body.” A normal foot functions much as a tire on a car to assure a smooth, safe ride and acts as a shock absorber on various terrains. If the foot or tire wears on one side or develops irregularities, that ride can become uneven, and eventually unpleasant – the entire body, or car can go out of alignment.

If the foot fails to function adequately, other parts of the body, such as shins, knees, hips and lower back have to take up the slack, and this added stress would eventually result in early wear and tear to their joints.

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Improper Foot Function can lead to:

  • Abnormal shoe wear
  • Heel spurs
  • Calluses/Blisters
  • Neuroma’s
  • Tired feet
  • Shin splints
  • Knee concerns
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Hip concerns
  • Muscle fatigue
  • Decreased shock absorption
  • Chronic back Instabilities
  • Additional long-term pathologies.