Custom Orthotics from Sole Support
If you are like the majority of people with some degree of arch loss, either from birth or aging over time, there are some critical facts you need to know before you can make an informed decision. All of the common foot problems, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, calluses and corns, etc. are usually caused by the lack of enough arch in the foot when we are standing, walking and running (weight-bearing activities). There are a number of reasons why most of us have some degree of flat feet, but mostly it comes down to body weight, gravity and concrete. The first two are constantly flattening the foot down against the hard surfaces we live on. The ligaments that support the bones of the foot get stretched out and our arches drop.
So what is the best way to hold the arches up, correct the way our feet work, and fight body weight, gravity and concrete? Sole Supports™. Sole Supports were designed like an engineer would design the best way to build a bridge, looking at the real forces involved and how best to manage them.
When Dr. Edward Glaser designed Sole Supports, he discovered three critical things that an orthotic has to have in order to be effective. First, orthotics must capture the properly corrected position of the foot: as high an arch as the foot can make with heel and forefoot flat on the ground. Second, the orthotic must make full contact with the entire foot in this position, especially with the corrected arch position, in order to have the mechanical power and efficiency to control the foot. Third, the orthotic must be rigid enough to maintain this corrected position against the person's weight and gravity and yet flexible enough to "give" the right amount with impact. To accomplish these three main goals, he developed a completely new casting technique to get the right custom foot mold, found new materials that could offer the right blend of rigidity and flexibility for every individual foot, then invented a machine that could custom calibrate the right support. He now spends most of his time training healthcare practitioners, most of whom have had traditional orthotic training, the how and why of Sole Supports.
A small percentage of people have the opposite problem: their arches are too high and rigid due to congenitally tight bone structure. Their feet are very poor shock absorbers and all the force of body weight and gravity gets concentrated on a few points at the bottom of their feet. Dr. Glaser discovered that his full contact orthotic design was also quite effective for this foot type because it re-distributes foot pressure evenly across the entire sole of the foot. For the first time, people with this more unusual foot problem now have a custom orthotic solution.
Hopefully, now you can understand the importants of Sole Support orthotics. Sole Supports are proud to be setting a new, effective standard for foot relief that helps prevent as well as treat all the common foot and even leg or back conditions caused by poor foot function.
Main Reasons Sole Supports™ Are Different:
- Conform perfectly to your arch for support
- Custom calibrated for your weight and activity levels (a Sole Supports exclusive!)
- Engineered to actually control foot function, not just cushion it
- Captures the foot in the ideal position for weight bearing activities
- Top quality material
Dr. Novak and Alternative Health & Pain Center are proud to offer this custom solution. For more information visit www.solesupports.com.