Custom Foot Orthotics
With board certification in Bio-mechanics, Dr. Taormino will scan your foot with our new Tom-Cat 3-D scanning system and have custom inserts made, by prescription, to treat your feet. We can make orthotics for kids, athletes and for everyday use.
With years of medical training in foot care, Dr. Taormino is an expert in treating foot problems with orthotics. Just as contact lenses improve vision, orthotics improve foot function. Custom orthotics are fabricated from a scan using our modern Tom-Cat 3-D scanning system. No need for the old method of plaster casting and waiting for your molds to dry. Each orthotic exactly matches the contour of each foot. In addition, “angled posts” or wedges are added that match the angular relationship between your leg, rear foot and forefoot. Unlike an arch support, a custom orthotic moves with your foot. It controls certain parts of your foot at certain times during your gait, or walking cycle. Although orthotic devices may look like simple pieces of plastic, they profoundly affect your entire musculoskeletal system. Orthotics may protect the tender areas of your foot from the wear and tear of constant use. Even if your foot problem is best treated by surgery, orthotics may delay the need for surgery and help maintain your surgical correction afterwards.
An Orthotic for Everyday Needs
Orthotics come in a variety of materials, ranging from rigid plastics to soft foam. All of these materials can be shaped to fit your individual foot. The rigid orthotics offer the most control of movement, while the softer ones provide better cushioning and protection. When prescribing your orthotics, Dr.Taormino will make the best match between your needs and the qualities of the materials.