What type of orthotic is best? P.T.I. Offers over 30 different types of orthotics

If you ask four different health care professionals who dispense, or fabricate
foot orthotics which type of foot orthotic is best for you; you will usually get
four different answers, or they will defend their type to exhaustion!

P.T.I. Orthotic Laboratory is a central fabrication facility for dozens of
orthopedic, sports medicine and physical therapy clinics. We offer to our
patients and clients over 30 different types of orthotics, which has made
us specialists in a multitude of orthotic varieties. We're not just proposing
30 different material combinations, but actually over 30 different types of
foot orthotics. Our material combinations could be endless. Orthopedists,
podiatrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers all have
different theories on foot orthotic design and function. These professionals

believe their individual methods are the best. Because P.T.I. fabricates
foot orthotics for all of these health care professionals, we are in a unique

P.T.I. is unique because we respect the opinions of these professionals,
but we do not believe that one method or type of orthotic works for everyone.
For example: Honda makes a great car and many people would argue that
Honda makes the most reliable car on the road. Does this mean that everyone should buy a Honda? Would a person that is 6ft 7in. tall and weighs 350lbs be comfortable on a long trip in a Honda Civic? Should a person that tows a boat or plows snow for a living consider buying a Honda Civic? Clearly there are better choices.

P.T.I. does not believe that 'one type fits all' or the 'cookie cutter' approach to foot orthotic therapy is appropriate. We do not use one type of orthotic, orthotic system or casting method exclusively, because we feel that would limit our options. The 'one size fits all' approach is very common when working with computerized systems, which are only able to use one or two types of bases or shell materials. Just putting on a softer cover on an orthotic does not make it a different orthotic! Because we work with many different fields of orthotic fabrication, we are able to pick and choose the best from a variety of methods. Should a 20 year old marathoner and an 80 year old with arthritis receive the same basic type of orthotic?

So what is the answer to the question: "What type of orthotic is best"? Our answer is "It depends on the individual".
It depends on the physician's diagnosis. It depends on the pathology and or disease being treated. It depends on the patient's age, weight, and activity. It depends on particular sport or activity and type of footwear being used. This list could go on and on and our answer still stands. It depends. When working with P.T.I. you can feel confident you will receive a thorough and complete evaluation and consultation. We can then discuss the appropriate orthotic options and apply the latest technologies. It is only through this approach you will find the best orthotic for 'YOU'.

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