A study in 2004 showed that the average person took over 6200 steps in a day! And the average miles walked in a lifetime was somewhere between 43,000 and over 100,000. Obviously, there is wide variety in these numbers based on your activity level. But regardless, we have all experienced the foot, knee, hip or low back pain that often comes with a long day on your feet. Unfortunately, we’re not all designed to walk and run efficiently; not to mention the stresses we put on or bodies in everyday life that cause changes in our anatomy.
Why Get Orthotics?
An orthotic is a supportive device that is placed inside your footwear. It can be placed in anything from athletic sneakers, to ski boots, to high heeled shoes, in order to change the mechanical function of the foot. It works dynamically during weight-bearing activities like walking, running, and standing.
The type of orthotic Joint Ventures creates is fully customized to your foot and provides full correction of the arch to allow the proper biomechanics of foot function. These orthotics are not only fitted to fully contact your arch shape, but also calibrated for your weight and foot flexibility, as well as the type of shoe you want to put them in and the type of activity you will be performing in them.
After a thorough evaluation of your feet, including a discussion of your goals and recreational tasks, a unique mold will be created of your feet. This mold is sent to a lab where your custom orthotics will be made.
Cost: $250 — includes a 40 minute evaluation, 1 pair of custom orthotics, any revisions that
need to be made in the first 6 months, and a discount on future pairs of orthotics
within 1 year.
Attire: Please wear or bring shorts or pants that can be pulled up over your knee.
You do not have to be a Joint Ventures’ client to have custom orthotics made.
If you have any questions, please contact Director of Clinical Operations, Jessica Douglas at Jessica.Douglas@JointVenturesPT.com. To schedule your Orthotics appointment, call 617-536-1161 and select option 9.