I’ve had a lot of interest in my Bare Necessities Custom Orthotics (arch supports or shoe inserts) from people across the country and I’ve had good success making them based off the information below. If you’ve read my post on the Fallacy of Arch Supports, you know that one of the components of my exam that makes the orthotic successful is the dynamic gait analysis, so if I’m provided the video footage I’ll have great insight into your biomechanics and if they need any help or correction.
The good news is that I’ll assess your videos FREE!! All I need is 10 second clips of you walking barefoot on the treadmill from behind and from each side. Just do your best to walk on the treadmill at your comfortable walking pace. Take video footage of the following angle/level (including both sides/foot):
I’ll need a tracing of your foot next to a ruler. See picture below (it doesn’t have a ruler but you’ll need a ruler next to your tracing). The tracing will let me know what size of orthotic to make and I’ll have an idea what adaptations your biomechanics have forced your foot to make and that will be even more information helping to guide my orthotic prescription.
Now that we are relocating to Laramie, WY please refer your Colorado Springs friends to this post.
Please email me your video and foot tracing to firstname.lastname@example.org
LTC Tony Bare (ret), DPT, ATC, OCS