Sole Supports Orthotics

LoHi Physical Therapy: Foot Orthotics in Denver

At LoHi PT, we sometimes prescribe orthotics as an adjunct to your comprehensive program.  Foot problems can cause issues throughout the whole body.  Before fitting orthotics, we will do several sessions of manual therapy to make your feet as efficient as we can.  Then, we can support the feet with orthotics to help sustain the gains from the PT treatment. 

Why use Sole Supports?

Physical therapist fitting orthotics

We use Sole Supports orthotics, as we find they give us the best results.  With all the different products advertised for relief of foot pain and deformities, picking the right one for your needs can be confusing and difficult.  The truth is there are quite a few people that suffer from foot ailments who are anxiously looking for a solution – some willing to try anything.  It is also sadly true that the vast majority of products currently sold as foot pain solutions are useless, especially in regards to eliminating the problem long-term.  We take the guesswork out for you and will help you find what is right and effective for you.  We use Sole Supports™ because of the cutting-edge technology in their design and our ability to customize it for each individual foot and ankle issue.

Sole Supports were designed like an engineer would design the best way to build a bridge, looking at the real forces involved and how best to manage them.  When Dr. Edward Glaser designed Sole Supports, he discovered three critical things that an orthotic has to have in order to be effective. First, orthotics must capture the properly corrected position of the foot: as high an arch as the foot can make with heel and forefoot flat on the ground.  Second, the orthotic must make full contact with the entire foot in this position, especially with the corrected arch position, in order to have the mechanical power and efficiency to control the foot.  Third, the orthotic must be rigid enough to “give” the right amount with impact.

Sole Support Orthotics
Sole Support Orthotics

The Main Problem: Over-Pronation (Flat Feet)

If you are like the majority of people with some degree of arch loss, either from birth or over time, there are some critical facts you need to know before you can make an informed decision.  Most of the common foot problems, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, calluses and corns, etc. are caused by the lack of enough arch in the foot when we are standing, walking and running (weight-bearing activities).


Sole Supports™: New Technology

Sole Supports were designed like an engineer would design the best way to build a bridge, looking at the real forces involved and how best to manage them.  When Dr. Edward Glaser designed Sole Supports, he discovered three critical things that an orthotic has to have in order to be effective. First, orthotics must capture the properly corrected position of the foot: as high an arch as the foot can make with heel and forefoot flat on the ground.  Second, the orthotic must make full contact with the entire foot in this position, especially with the corrected arch position, in order to have the mechanical power and efficiency to control the foot.  Third, the orthotic must be rigid enough to “give” the right amount with impact.

Physical therapist fitting orthotics
Sole Support Orthotics

The Results

Hopefully, now you can understand that all orthotics are not alike. Sole Supports are proud to be setting a new, effective standard for foot relief that helps prevent as well as treat all the common foot and even leg or back conditions caused by poor foot function. Additional information can be found on the Sole Supports website.

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