How to Get the Best Pair of Orthotics for Your Game
At the Colorado Center for Podiatric Sports Medicine, we’re serious about matching our athletes with the best possible set of custom orthotics for their lifestyle.
Although most foot and ankle experts, physical therapists, chiropractors, and shoe stores offer custom orthotics fitting at their office, not all orthotics are created equal. The type of orthotics used, foot impression, the prescription, and the lab at which they are created all make a difference and vary from clinic to clinic.
At our office, we use segmental foot assessment and pressure mapping—in other words, an advanced computer scanning system—to construct a precisely detailed map of your feet. Pressure mapping is also used as a snapshot to see what your feet are doing when you walk. It allows us to not only determine whether or not you need orthotics in the first place, but if so, the exact specifications you need for a perfect fit.
Once we have the measurements (and perform a thorough physical evaluation and gait analysis), we’ll send the specifications over to the lab to have your orthotics constructed.
We use a couple different labs to construct our orthotics—one all-purpose athletic orthotics lab and a second for soccer-specific orthotics. The soccer orthotics lab is the same one used by the United States men’s and women’s national soccer teams.
If foot, leg, or back pain is keeping you from playing the way you want to play or enjoying your favorite activities, a new pair of custom orthotics may be the answer you need. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (720) 600-3380 today.