Your feet are small, considering they have to support the entire height and weight of your body. But they can cause big problems.
Each step you take involves a remarkably intricate network of bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. That complexity—combined with all the weight they carry—accounts for why feet can be so prone to problems, including bone fractures, arthritis and plantar fasciitis, or other painful conditions.
If left untreated, foot problems may worsen. Eventually, the pain could interfere with your ability to do even the most basic things like walking upstairs or down the street.
If pain alters the way you walk, it can lead to pain in your knees, hips and back as well. These problems can multiply, limiting your activity and affecting your quality of life.
The good news is that most foot disorders can be treated with physical therapy and often, foot orthoses.
Custom Orthotic Inserts
Rob Kobza, PT, OCS who has over 20+ years of experience in prescribing custom foot orthotics will fabricate your orthotics. Rob will also provide a thorough biomechanical and structural evaluation to determine what kind of orthotic is the most appropriate for you. Rob has lectured nationally to physical therapists on foot and ankle rehabilitation, lower extremity biomechanics, gait analysis, and custom foot orthotics. He has also taught physical therapy students in the University of Nebraska Medical Center Physical Therapy program on how to fabricate custom foot orthotics.
Common ailments that orthotics are prescribed for:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Flat Feet
- Metatarsal/Tibial Stress Fractures
- Shin Splints
- Knee Pain
The best thing to do is schedule some time with us so we can show you how we can help.