Orthotic Therapy

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Custom orthotics made from plaster casts
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Xray of foot

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are inserts placed in the shoe to relieve strain on the joints of the foot, knee, hip and spine. They can be custom made or bought off-the-shelf.
Who needs Orthotics?
OrthoticTherapy is helpful to everyone from industrial workers to elite athletes. Anyone who has pain in the foot, knee, hip or back may benefit from a custom insert. You should discuss your current symptoms with your healthcare provider to determine if custom orthotics are recommended for you.
Why Custom Orthotics?
Orthotic Therapy has many advantages when compared to off-the-shelf inserts. Our custom inserts are made from a plaster cast of your foot, and specifically designed to treat problems indentified during an evaluation by our licensed Physical Therapist, Heather Stacey, MS PT, ATC.
Where can I get custom orthotics and how much do they cost?
Orthotic Therapy is available in the Nashville area. Contact us to schedule your appointment. Orthotic Therapy provides one pair of custom orthotics including the evaluation for $325. A second pair is only $225.
What kind of Foot do I have?
There Supinators and Pronators.
supinators and pronators
What are Pronation and Supination?
pronation and supination
Are you a Candidate for Custom Orthotics?
Custom Orthotics may be helpful for
• Overpronators
• Excessive Supinators
• True leg length difference
• Right and left foot positioned very differently
• Chronic injury for greater than 6 months

What injuries can be caused by foot type?

Overpronators are likely to suffer from
• Knee pain
• Bunions
• Stress fracture of metatarsals 2 and 3
• Heel spurs
• Plantar fascitis
• Sesamoiditis
• Sacro Iliac pain

Supinators offer lack shock absorption and may incur
• Heel spurs
• Knee pain
• Bunions
• Pump bumps
• Ankle sprains
• Lumbar pain
• Morton’s neuroma

Am I wearing the correct shoe?
Running shoes can be categorized based on the foot type they are designed for. There are three main categories.


• For the “normal foot” and mild supinators

• Have some method of control built into the medial part of the shoe to limit overpronation
• Vary in levels of stability based on brand, materials used, etc.

Motion control
• Meant to limit abnormal motion in all directions
• Often VERY heavy
• Not recommended for running










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