The use of an arch support is a non-invasive way to reduce or eliminate pain in areas such as feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower back by improving structural alignment and/or restricting or enhancing motion. However, they do not take the place of any restorative exercises recommended by your physical therapist. Orthotics can be used to treat a variety of injuries and often work best in conjunction with other therapies.
Dr. Oser has been trained in fitting Vasyli orthotics. These orthotics offer a number of options and provide comfortable, affordable solutions for foot alignment problems.
It is estimated that > 75% of the population suffer from 'excess pronation' due to the tibial varum factor and the unnatural, hard flat surfaces we walk on daily.
'Excess pronation' often disrupts normal knee function and hip alignment and increases forces on the lower back muscles.
These biomechanical deficiencies are common in all types of patients from children to the elderly, from top athletes to people with a sedentary lifestyle.
By realigning the lower limb to its natural angle VASYLI orthotics ensure correct foot function and help relieve common biomechanical complaints.
In combination with the practitioner's regular treatment regime, orthotics are usually successful in helping alleviate chronic pains from conditions such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Hallux Valgus
- Tired/Aching legs
- Patello Femoral pain
- Lower Back pain
- Tibial Stress syndrome
- Ilio-tibial band syndrome