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Custom Orthotics Specialist

Eagle Harbor Health

Integrated Health & Wellness Center located in Bainbridge Island, WA

Sometimes, pain in one part of your body can be the result of an imbalance in a different part of your body, such as your feet. With all of the weight that your feet support, improper foot alignment frequently leads to problems in other places. Kirk Petheram, DC, fights against improper foot alignment by providing custom orthotics to his patients at Eagle Harbor Health on Bainbridge Island, Washington. To learn more about how custom orthotics can benefit you, schedule an appointment today by calling or booking a visit online.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are medical devices that are prescribed and designed for your particular feet in order to correct biomechanical foot issues, such as problems with how you run, walk, or stand. You wear them inside your shoes, where they work to properly align the structures of your feet and ankles.

Orthotics are custom made inserts that fit comfortably into your shoes. Eagle Harbor Health prescribes FootMaxx custom orthotics to correct issues that arise from fallen arches, differences in leg length, plantar fasciitis, foot pain and many other conditions associated with the shifting of the bones and muscles in the foot. Improper arch or foot support can cause issues in the ankles, knees, hips, low back and neck. It all starts in the feet - remember "the ankle bone’s connected to the knee bone.”

By restoring normal function to your feet, custom orthotics can help to better distribute your weight, which can relieve pressure from your toes and bunions, but they can also realign your entire body and improve the functioning of your back, neck, shoulders, and hips.

Custom orthotics can provide immense benefits to people who stand or walk all day, athletes or physically active people, and anybody who suffers from ongoing problems with their feet, knees, hips, or back.

What conditions can custom orthotics correct?

Custom orthotics are an excellent solution for correcting many foot conditions, such as:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Ankle sprains
  • Flat feet
  • Mortons neuroma
  • Arch pain
  • Heel pain
  • Pronation
  • Bunions

Custom orthotics can also help to treat problems with your larger musculoskeletal system as well, since improperly aligned foot and ankle structures and walking imbalances can lead to problems all throughout the body, especially in your knees, hips, and lower back.

A good pair of custom orthotics can help to relieve back pain, knee pain, and a wide range of sports-related pain.

What type of custom orthotics do you offer?

Eagle Harbor Health is proud to offer Footmaxx™ custom orthotics for patients looking to improve their foot functioning. Footmaxx is a high quality and state-of-the-art brand that’s trusted by Seattle’s very own Mariners and Seahawks in addition to many other professional sports teams.

When you come in for your Footmaxx custom orthotics, Dr. Petheram conducts a thorough biomechanical analysis of your feet in order to custom-fit you with an ideal orthotic to improve your bodily performance, alleviate pain, and enhance your overall well-being and musculoskeletal functioning.

To get started with your custom orthotics, schedule an appointment today by calling the Eagle Harbor Health offices or using the convenient online booking tool.