3 out of 4 people, at some point in their life, will experience foot pain or dysfunction due to poor fitting footwear, spending long hours on their feet or from high-impact exercise.
At AIM, we design custom orthotics to improve foot biomechanics, eliminate pain, boost athletic performance and keep you active doing the things you love to do.
The fitting process begins with us getting to know you a little better
We take into account how much time you spend on your feet at work along with the types of tasks and activities you carry out each day. This information serves as the foundation from which we begin to build your custom orthotic.
Your Form & Movement
Everyone is unique in how they are built and how they move. We will assess your biomechanics during rest, walking and running as necessary. Multiple positions and steps will be analyzed to capture the essences of how you move. This allows us to find out where exactly your kinetic chain needs support and the precise correction your feet require.
Your Feet, Alignment & Lower Body Kinetic Chain
Once we have thoroughly analyzed your feet and gait cycle, careful attention will be drawn to other areas that may be problematic in the lower body such as the ankle, knee, hip or low back. We determine the role your foot function has in the various symptoms you are experiencing to the treat your entire system.
We use what we gather about you to build the perfect fitting custom orthotic
The GaitScan determines a precision fit and custom build through cutting edge technology. The TOG GaitScan™ is an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows practitioners to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. With 4096 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities.
What does this mean for you?
A new, in-depth method of assessing your gait cycle with a dynamic scan gives your healthcare provider access to a wealth of information that cannot be obtained with the naked eye. Over a million points of data are recorded, tracking minor flaws in your biomechanics and shedding light on issues that if left untreated, could develop into painful conditions over time.
Our promise to you
If your orthotics do not improve your overall comfort and function, we will work with you to find a solution and modify the orthotic until you are satisfied.
Free Rescans For Life
After using your orthotics for 12-18 months we recommend you come back for a free rescan to ensure your current orthotic is still benefitting you. We will also discuss any new pain patterns or symptoms that have emerged and check if your orthotic prescription has changed. This is much like having an eye exam every 1-2 years to determine if you need new glasses.
What is a custom orthotic?
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. Orthotics look similar to insoles but are more structurally sound. They have medical applications based on the custom specifications your body needs. Orthotics help correct various lower body kinetic chain & foot imbalances similar to the way glasses help your eyes focus and see clear.
How do orthotics work?
Orthotics help reduce the strain and stress on your body by properly aligning your feet, thereby supporting your transverse and longitudinal arches. The orthotic helps realign the foot and assists in redirecting and reducing certain motion patterns that appear during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into many different types of shoes as easily as over the counter insoles do. The major advantage is that custom orthotic are fit exactly to your feet and establish proper foot, ankle, knee, hip and low back biomechanics. This restores proper function and eliminates pain from the ground up while reducing long term wear and tear on your joints.
Who might need a custom orthotic?
If you have any of the symptoms below or pain patterns you will benefit from a thorough lower body assessment, gait analysis and potentially, a custom orthotic prescription.
- Localized foot pain (heel, sole of foot, burning pain in the toes, ankle pain)
- Bunions or hammer toes
- Leg or calf pain
- Knee pain
- Hip or low back pain
- Those who are on their feet all day
- Anyone working or standing on hard surfaces for several hours a day