"If you can walk into a store and select an orthotic off the shelf, it's not made to match your needs. How could it be?"-Dr. Doperak
Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) December 05, 2013
Sick and tired of stretching, strengthening, night splints, medication, icing, injections, shockwave therapy and shoe inserts that fail long term? According to Arizona Orthotics, there's a reason these therapies don't work - gravity. When do the forces of gravity ever quit? During the day several hundred tons of force pass through the feet. Everybody thinks, "But I only buy the best footwear," but unfortunately that doesn't make any bit of difference.
Tip # 1: Optimize how the feet handle gravity
Each foot moves through 2 general motions with every step - pronation and supination (see video). Years of standing and walking on concrete, with footwear that fails to account for the specific needs of the individual, is why the arch begins to collapse. This is referred to as overpronation, and overpronation is the primary cause of plantar fasciitis. In order to improve the passage of gravity through the feet, it's essential to optimize pronation and supination. Only an accurate and precise custom foot orthotic is designed specifically to meet this need.
Tip # 2: Buy made-from-scratch custom foot orthotics
Custom should be synonymous with top-of-the-line and when an orthotic is made with accuracy and precision there's nothing better! Sadly, it's not uncommon to see the word custom prominently displayed on made-in-advance orthotics. All orthotics are not created equal and unless an orthotic is made-from-scratch specific to body weight, foot flexibility and activity level, it's not truly custom. "If you can walk into a store and select an orthotic off the shelf, it's not made to match your needs. How could it be? It's pre-made and nicely packaged just waiting for you to grab it off the shelf. Labeling said product custom is misleading," says Dr. David J. Doperak with Arizona Orthotics.
Tip # 3: Make sure your orthotic is made with accuracy and precision
Accuracy means the orthotic is an exact match of each foot's corrected "arch-up" posture. In order for this to happen, it's essential the 3-D foot impression is captured non-weight bearing; this prevents a person's body weight from collapsing the arch. Precision means each orthotic is calibrated to flex specific to a person's: 1. body weight, 2. foot flexibility and, 3. activity level.
Question: If someone needs eyeglasses, doesn't the optometrist carefully measure the specific sight capacity of each eye and then calibrate the lens to match accordingly? This precision calibration is what Arizona Orthotics is now able to incorporate into each made-from-scratch custom orthotic. This is how a truly custom foot orthotic is perfected and how overpronation and plantar fasciitis is eliminated.
About Arizona Orthotics
All orthotics are NOT created equal. Arizona Orthotics is your local resource for the best custom foot orthotic money can buy. Made from scratch and precisely calibrated to body weight, foot flexibility and activity level. Welcome to the next generation of custom foot orthotics! Learn more about Arizona Orthotics by visiting http://www.arizonaorthotics.com.