Orthotics to help with osteoarthritis

Orthotics 101: Optimal foot movement

When a person walks in an optimal fashion, their weight is distributed to their feet evenly. With sub-optimal movement, a person’s weight is distributed unevenly and places too much pressure on only certain parts of their feet. Let’s take a look at this more closely: Interior (Overpronation): People walk with their weight distributed more to…
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Custom molded feet casts

Custom orthotics during pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful experience for any woman as it involves bringing a new life into the world. However, many bodily changes occur during pregnancy, which can lead to foot and leg problems. For instance, due to the increase in weight, your musculoskeletal system undergoes a series of adjustments that results in painful ankles, knees,…
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specialized orthotic design at PTI Orthotics

The other half of an ‘orthotics partnership’

Sadly, some people still believe that custom orthotics can fit into any shoe they already possess. Not so – in fact, the shoes previously worn might even have been part of the original problem. It’s important to partner a new orthotic with a shoe that fits properly; one that offers the level of support necessary…
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Athletic custom orthotics

Why you shouldn’t run barefoot

Barefoot running has gained popularity over the last few years, especially in improving running performance. However, running without shoes isn’t always a wise choice unless you want to feel the grass in between your feet or are at the beach. For example, for long-distance running, going barefoot places more stress on the connective tissues and…
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