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Custom Orthotics Specialist

Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado

Alternative Medicine & Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Your musculoskeletal health starts at the ground — your feet! For this reason, custom orthotics can be an important aspect of your treatment plan at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado. In the comfortable Littleton, Colorado, office, Ron Spallone, DC, and the team can assess your needs and prescribe custom orthotics to help you move better. Click the online booking tool or call the office to arrange your custom orthotics assessment today.

Custom Orthotics Q & A

What are custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specially made shoe inserts. While orthotics only touch your feet, they can have beneficial effects on virtually your entire body. 

Custom orthotics can correct imbalances, which can improve the way you stand and walk. That, in turn, can ease pain, stiffness, and other symptoms related to musculoskeletal imbalances within your back, legs, and other parts of your body. 

When would I need custom orthotics?

Custom orthotics may help with all of the following problems:

  • Back pain
  • Hip pain
  • Leg pain
  • Heel pain 
  • Shin splints
  • Foot deformities 


Usually, the Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team prescribes custom orthotics along with other specific treatments like chiropractic adjustments, shockwave therapy, K-Laser® therapy, spinal decompression, and other modalities. 

How do I get custom orthotics?

The Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team starts with a comprehensive exam, including a functional movement scan. This screening helps the team to verify the specific cause of your pain or dysfunction; it also shows how you could be compensating for or adjusting to those issues. 

The team takes detailed impressions of your feet. Then, using all of this information, they can create specific custom orthotics to alleviate imbalances and correct other problems at their source. 

Are premade shoe inserts and custom orthotics the same thing?

Premade shoe inserts aren't the same thing as custom orthotics. Although premade shoe inserts can give your feet some extra comfort, they don't correct musculoskeletal issues like custom orthotics can. 

That's why custom orthotics are prescription medical devices only available from medical practices like Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado. 

Do custom orthotics wear out?

Custom orthotics can wear down over time. But, in most cases, they last for years. Whenever you have appointments at Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado, bring your orthotics with you. That allows you to move as effectively as possible during treatments and also allows your care provider the chance to check the state of the orthotics. 

Your back, hip, and leg pain may actually start with your feet — and this means that custom orthotics can correct the problem. Reach out to the Alternative Physical Medicine of Colorado team by phone or arrange your custom orthotics consultation online today.