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All About FootLife Custom made Orthotics of Pittsburgh
FootLife of Pittsburgh Custom made orthotics was started in 2014 by my brother and I. We are doctors of podiatric medicine and board-certified by the American board of podiatric orthopedicsand the American board of podiatric surgery. This makes us experts not only in the structural but also in the functional mechanics of the foot and lower extremity. We have over five decades of combined experience treating both the structure and function of the foot.
Most foot pain begins with poor function and mechanics allowing for muscular imbalances leading either to overuse syndromes or structural deformities. Over 80 to 90% of all foot problems do not require surgical intervention; this is even more true if you can recognize and control the mechanics early on through a custom molded orthotic device. This type of preventive medicine is vital to preventing problems in the future. We are the experts in biomechanics and foot function. We encourage everyone with foot discomfort to come in for a gait and pressure analysis.
Overall Foot pain can be caused by any of the following:
Foot Discomfort can also have a large impact on other parts of your body such as your knee, hip, back and neck pain. It needs to be treated as soon as possibles so the long term damage can be greatly reduced and / or cured completely.
Musculoskeletal pain can and should be treated, improving your quality of life and increasing your activity level. Everyone enjoys some type of activity, whether it's family, athletic, or casual recreation. Since the foot is the foundation for the rest of the body, it is imperative that it not only aligns properly, but that it performs efficiently. We have been committed and dedicated to the study of foot function and mechanics so that we can provide such relief with optimal outcomes.
"We are the experts in foot function and helping people maintain an active quality-of-life is our goal" said Dr. Markantone
FootLife of Pittsburgh has a state of the art gait analysis used in leading teaching institutions so that we can not only determine areas of excessive pressure and poor function but also see real changes with the orthotic. This is a dynamic tool giving real time information during the gait cycle. During one gait cycle there are over 1000 images available demonstrating pressure changes as weight transfers from heel strike to toe off. Providing information not only about areas of excessive pressure and poor function but allowing you to see real changes with your orthotic. This is invaluable not only to the serious athlete but also t the average person looking to see concrete evidence of biomechanical changes. This is also important to diabetic and rheumatoid patients looking to evaluate pressure redistribution.
What Makes FootLife Different?
Our product is state-of-the-art. A true custom molded orthotic requires an impression of the foot in its neutral or correct position. This is the position where your foot is intended to function; this can only be done in a non-weightbearing position where a trained and qualified professional aligns the foot. Pressure mats, ink blotters or foam boxes create impressions in a misaligned position. They are actually getting a device where their foot functions poorly(using an analogy it's like getting glasses were your eyes are blurry hoping that they will somehow see clearer). A true custom orthotic is very individualized not only person to person; but each individual foot requires its own prescription. This is why you cannot get a orthotic off of the shelf or online. Each of our orthotics are individually made to your specific foot maintaining the foot in its corrected position for maximum foot function and relief.
Footlife Custom made Orthotics of Pittsburgh offer a complete line of affordable therapeutic shoes merging fashion and comfort. Our shoes provide extraordinary relief and support without compromising fashion. We are the experts in foot function. Allowing you to enjoy your life the way you want to. A strong foundation provides a lifetime of mobility!
We provide laser scans to capture images of the plantar aspect of the foot that show three dimensional images that help us to diagnose the problem properly. From there we can offer custom foot orthotics to help reduce abnormal pathological forces.
We offer state of the art Gait analysis which allows you to see the pressure changes throughout the gait cycle as the weight transfers from heel to toe. From there we can analyze the results and see the areas that have excessive pressure and poof function.
With Footlife you can get custom made orthotics that relieve your feet of pressure. After we evaluate the structure of your foot we can make footwear that helps you be more comfortable with your footwear. We also offer other products that provide relief to your foot such as biofreeze, fungifoam, foot miracle, and more!
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FootLife Custom Made Orthotics Pittsburgh