Orthotics in NYC is more of a specialty service within the medical field concerned with the design, manufacture and application of orthoses. An orthosis by definition is “an externally applied device used to modify the structural and functional characteristics of the neuromuscular and skeletal system”.
Reasons for Using Orthotics
Orthotics are used for the following reasons:
- Control, guide, limit and/or immobilize an extremity, joint or body segment for a particular reason
- To restrict movement in a given direction
- To assist movement generally
- To reduce weight bearing forces for a particular purpose
- To aid rehabilitation from fractures after the removal of a cast
- To otherwise correct the shape and/or function of the body, to provide easier movement capability or reduce pain
Since orthotics combines knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, biomechanics and engineering. Patients benefit these devices to treat spina bifida, or cerebral palsy, or have experienced a spinal chord injury or stroke. They can also be used prophylactically or to optimize sports performance.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that treat or alleviate foot disorders. Many are available over the counter, but we provide our patients with top quality, custom-made inserts molded from foot impression casts.
Our orthotics are manufactured from the highest quality materials available today, and our 30-point quality assurance program allows us to engineer your custom orthotic devices according to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Foot and Ankle-Foot are the most common types to treat and typically service functional and rehabilitation purposes.
To discuss orthotics as a means to treat or alleviate your foot disorder and get measured for custom-made inserts – schedule an appointment with Dr. Levine at our Park Avenue office in New York by scrolling down to the ‘Make an Appointment’ section below! And if you aren’t sure if orthotics will resolve the issue you are having – don’t worry. Just select ‘General Consultation’ and you can discuss it privately in person with Dr. Levine during your appointment.