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 today with Dr. Levine at our Park Avenue office! And if you aren’t sure if orthotics will resolve the issue you are having – don’t worry. Just schedule a ‘General Consultation’ and you can discuss it privately in person with Dr. Levine during your appointment.
"I have been a patient of Drs. Suzanne Levine and Everett Lautin for the past twenty five years and am more than happy to attest to their unwavering excellence on every level. As for the orthotics , custom made for me, for the first time in my life, I could walk free from the excruciating pain of shin splints,fallen arches and actual open sores that would develop from my 4NN sized heels. I also took advantage of their other forte,skin care products and injectables,such as Botox and those that followed... Their staff is amenable,the office runs smoothly and in a timely fashion,not to mention they are also great regarding follow-ups! Every aspect of your procedure is explained in detail, including some you might just be considering. If you are tired of the "mills" currently passing as physician's offices, treat yourself to the quality and calming experience of top-notch professionals. You will definitely appreciate the difference !!!"- marie mchugh / Google / Nov 17, 2016