How to Measure for Custom Orthotics and Orthotic Shoes

Finding the right pair of orthotic shoes and custom orthotics can be challenging, but it is important that your orthotics properly fit you. The goal of any pair of orthotics is not to provide pain relief, but rather, to provide a way to cure defects in posture and the overall structure of the body. Tamir Kfir specializes in orthotic shoes and custom orthotics.

If you are interested in obtaining a pair of orthotic shoes or custom orthotics, you should first seek out an assessment to make sure that a pair of orthotics will benefit you. Generally, you should try over-the-counter orthotic shoes. If your issues are cured, perfect, if not, you more than likely will require a pair of custom orthotics.

When fitting a patient for custom orthotics and orthotic shoes, a patient must be assessed for their overall goal of treatment, the type of device they are having fabricated, the level of wear a pair of custom orthotics will receive, and other important factors like their height, weight, occupation, and the problem they are being treated for. By understanding these important factors, your orthotic specialist will be able to help you find a treatment that works for you.

The most common materials used for fabricating custom orthotics and orthotic shoes are polypropylene and polyethylene foam, commonly known as Plastazote #3. These two materials are extremely durable and capable of withstanding a high level of impact, something that is important if an individual is trying to correct posture problems. Plastazote #3 is best used for distance runners who weigh less than 180 pounds.

Tamir Kfir has been fabricating custom orthotics and orthotic shoes for many years. We offer our products and services to clients in Toronto, Ontario, and throughout all of Canada. If you have any questions about our company or our orthotic shoes, please feel free to contact us today. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you may have.

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