Orthotics

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Orthotics alter the way you walk, which in turn corrects the pain condition caused by poor biomechanics. The skilled team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, uses the most advanced technology to accurately assess your gait, posture, balance, and the pressure on your feet when standing and walking. They manufacture custom-fitted orthotics on-site, producing shoe inserts that relieve your pain and correct the problem in one hour. To learn how orthotics may help improve your movement, including sports performance, call the office or book an appointment online today.

Orthotics Q & A

Why should I know about custom orthotics?

Orthotics refer to shoe inserts designed to support your foot and correct biomechanical problems. The team at Sensor Medica Clinic personally designs and produces your orthotics to meet your unique needs.

Customized orthotics may:

  • Stabilize foot and ankle movement
  • Offset pressure from wounds or deformities
  • Correct your balance
  • Correct abnormal walking patterns
  • Absorb shock
  • Cushion and protect your foot
  • Eliminate strain

Many patients need orthotics to alleviate foot pain and prevent future injuries due to gait, balance, or structural issues.

When might I need orthotics?

Many foot and ankle conditions improve with orthotics. You can also get relief from ankle, knee, and hip pain as orthotics realign your biomechanics.

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic often prescribes orthotics for conditions such as:

  • Diabetic foot ulcers
  • Balance problems
  • Gait problems
  • Shin splints
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Heel pain
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • High or low arches

You may need orthotics following an injury that affects your gait and the pressure on your feet. 

How do specialists make my customized orthotics?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic uses cutting-edge technology to evaluate your biomechanics accurately, beginning with a gait analysis.

Using their sensor treadmill or platform, they evaluate static and dynamic plantar pressure and perform a 3D motion analysis. The results provide accurate information about the load on your foot when it’s in motion and standing still.

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic also assesses your posture and balance control and scans your foot with digital scanners.

To ensure precision, they use FlexInFit sensor insoles that analyze your foot inside your shoe. The sensors stream live data that allows them to:

  • Integrate in-shoe data into your gait analysis
  • Study and improve sports movements
  • Identify pressure areas to prevent diabetic foot ulcers
  • Compare the effectiveness of the orthotic to going barefoot

Once they fully understand the stress endured by your feet and identify structural, gait, or balance abnormalities, they design an orthotic to correct your problems.

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic uploads your information, selects the type of materials, and uses their on-site fabrication lab to produce your customized orthotics.

Your orthotics are ready in one hour and are examined by a staff board-certified podiatrist so you can have confidence in the product.

To learn more about how orthotics can help you, call Sensor Medica Clinic or book an appointment online today.