Effective treatment of a foot problem sometimes requires the use of a biomechanical apparatus, known as orthotics. A biomechanical foot orthotic is a highly specialized piece of medical equipment that enables the joints and bones of the foot to be in a more stable position for standing and while in motion. Orthotics control each phase of the walking cycle, from the moment your heel contacts the ground to when your toes push off the surface.
At North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic we:
- Fit you with orthotics that are unique to your feet and specially designed to improve your foot, ankle, leg or back ailment
- Ensure you are ONLY assessed by Dr. Crosby, a licensed podiatrist
Why see Dr. Crosby for orthotics?
- As a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Crosby is trained in evaluating the mechanical problems of the foot.
- As a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Crosby is recognized by insurance plans.
- Dr. Crosby will cast your foot, see you at the fitting, provide follow up care and prescribe any modifications necessary to your orthotics.
- There are no hidden charges at the North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic. Some other clinics may charge for x-rays, follow up visits or modifications.
- Our clinic provides an outgrowth program for children. If your child experiences a major growth spurt and outgrows his or her orthotics, you can take comfort in knowing that the North Hill Foot & Ankle Clinic will not charge you for new orthotics (however, a casting fee will apply).
Common conditions treated with foot orthotics include:
- Excessive foot pronation (flatfeet)
- Malalignment syndromes
- Children's problems including in-toe, out-toe and flat feet
- Neuromas (burning on ball of the foot)
- Foot pain and fatigue
- Leg pain and fatigue
- Knee pain
- Back pain
- Sports injuries
As a medical specialist focused on foot care and treatment, Dr. Crosby is an expert in the proper development and use of orthotics.
Podiatrists have the education and experience to provide complete orthotic care. They receive over 1,000 hours of didactic and clinical experience in the science of biomechanics, and 224 hours of didactic and clinical experience in the science and fabrication of foot orthotics.
They are licensed to diagnose foot ailments and provide follow-up care, which might include other forms of medical or surgical treatment. Only podiatrists and some specially-trained physicians can provide such comprehensive care. Podiatrists have been making orthotics for foot conditions since 1933, and have been leaders in orthotic research and development.