Athletes are constantly striving to increase their level of performance. Sometimes, however, pushing yourself beyond your physical limitations can lead to injuries of the feet and legs. Even a slight imbalance can leave your lower limbs vulnerable to increased stress and injury risk. While physiotherapy can often help treat some of the most common injuries that occur to the feet and legs, the use of orthotics can sometimes help provide the additional correction needed to fully rehabilitate.
Orthotics are used when the forefoot function cannot be held. They work by realigning the foot’s structure to make your movements more mechanically smooth and efficient. An orthotic device can help make your movements more fluid by stabilizing the ankles, knees, and hips in their proper position and allowing the muscles and tendons to function with more balance. Orthotics can help people who have experienced plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, ligament injuries to the knee, and more.
Determining the right orthotic device depends on the type and level of activity that you regularly perform. During your visit, your Synergy Release provider will discuss your personal case in-depth to help decide if orthotics can help in stabilizing your alignment. For more information on Orthotics or to schedule an appointment, please contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ today!