Orthotics are special shoe or heel inserts that are custom or semi-custom made to assure that the appropriate amount of motion or shock absorption occurs in the foot or ankle and does not alter mechanics along the kinetic chain.
If excessive rotation is not absorbed in the ankle through proper mechanics, research shows that it can transmit as high as the upper back. This can ultimately influence mechanics of the neck and shoulder. Dr. Joe may prescribe orthotics to treat any and all disorders seemingly unrelated, yet mechanically linked. We use the Quadrastep System to assess and prescribe prefabricated functional foot orthotics.