Frequently Asked Questions
Why Fit My Feet Orthotics & Shoes?
We are the foot experts when it comes to designing true custom foot orthotics. Our team has over 10 years of experience making orthotics in our lab. We specialize in pediatric, geriatric, sports, and dress orthotics. Making your feet comfortable all day long is what we do. We select the materials that are best suited for your diagnosis. We are not a cookie-cutter lab! All our orthotics are made based off your diagnosis.
How do custom orthotics help?
Custom Orthotics help balance the biomechanics of our gait and help correct foot abnormalities anatomically. Our Lab Technicians are the foot experts on designing and fabricating the perfect orthotic for your feet. Relieving pressure points, realigning the knees, hips, ankles, and back reducing pain and fatigue.
Do I have a problem that needs orthotics?
Symptoms because of poor biomechanics include:
- Foot Pain
- Heel, Arch or Forefoot pain
- Knee, Hip pain
- Back or Neck
- Bunions, Hammer toes
Do I need prescription orthotics?
Prescription Orthotics are an investment for your body. When you have tried over the counter inserts and they just don’t work or you have a pathology that has been putting stress on your feet it may be time to get into Custom Orthotics. Anatomically correcting your feet with Custom Orthotics reduces stress and strain on your body and puts you back into alignment.
What does your lab do?
At Fit My Feet we still believe that foam impression boxes and plaster casting are still the industry standard when fabricating custom orthotics. Done right plaster molds are highly effective in making accommodative and functional foot orthotics.
We take pride in taking the time to make the plaster molds and then vacuum each pair the old fashion way, but still very accurate. We make every custom orthotic based on diagnosis and assessment of the patient/customer. Fit My Feet is not a cookie cutter lab. Not one pair of orthotics are the same, because you as individuals are all different with different feet.
You may come in for an appointment or call with any questions you may have about your feet. You may have tried orthotics in the past that didn’t work the best. Give us a chance to help your feet feel better and work with making the best orthotic for YOU.
What is pedorthics?
Pedorthics is the practice of addressing medical conditions related to the lower extremities. Pedorthic devices are splints and braces that can be worn with or without footwear, and footwear that is pedorthically modified. These devices, created by trained and certified pedorthists, aid patients in daily living by preventing or relieving painful and/or disabling conditions.
What does a pedorthist do?
Pursuant to a written order/prescription, a pedorthist evaluates a patient’s condition, takes measurements and impressions, and creates and properly fits the appropriate pedorthic device(s). Pedorthists are integral to the physical and emotional well-being of patients, providing instruction and training on how to properly use and maintain pedorthic devices.
Diabetes and Pedorthics: Conservative Foot Care
Diabetes can increase a person’s risk of having foot problems. Since the extreme consequence is amputation, foot care for someone with diabetes becomes a daily priority.
That’s where pedorthics comes in. Pedorthics (peh-DOR-thiks) is the management and treatment of conditions of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities requiring fitting, fabricating, and adjusting of pedorthic devices. It’s an inherently conservative approach to foot health: using footwear to help alleviate foot problems.
As the footwear specialist on the health care team, a credentialed pedorthist works toward long-term maintenance of healthy feet and prevention of foot damage. Measuring a patient’s feet, evaluating footwear, and making sure new footwear – including orthoses – fits properly allows the credentialed pedorthist to help prevent diabetic complications by educating the patient and communicating potential problems to the doctor.