***measures BOTH feet ***assesses BOTH feet and gait ***addresses foot & ankle problems with appropriate footwear & insoles
PLANTAR FASCIITIS is the most common foot problem and one of the hardest to overcome. The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous tissue that attaches to the heel bone (calcaneus) and spans across the bottom of the foot and arch and attaches to the back of the toes. It acts like a bowstring to maintain the arch of the foot.
PEDORTHICS (peh-DOR-thix) is the design, manufacture, modification and fit of footwear to alleviate problems caused by disease, overuse, congenital condition or injury. The word "pedorthics" first appeared in medical dictionaries in 1980, although the field itself began to emerge in the late 1950's, after World War ll and an outbreak of polio created a need to deal with foot trauma through footwear.