Physical therapy is not all about exercises and stretching (though that’s certainly a big part of it). Physical therapists can also help you find the right braces and orthotics after an injury or when dealing with a painful condition. In this physical therapy education article, we are going to talk about the importance of bracing and orthotics and how a physical therapist can help find the right fit.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that help provide pain relief from pain in the feet, ankles, knees, or back. Custom orthotics are often used to treat ankle conditions like plantar fasciitis, bunions, and arthritis. Every patient has a different gait, foot shape, etc. As a result, it’s essential to find orthotics that fit perfectly. A physical therapist can help you find custom orthotics that will fit much better than generic over-the-counter solutions.
Braces can be useful in a number of different patient situations – from ACL injuries, to tennis elbow. When it comes to braces, there are numerous different types and sizes. It’s important you find an appropriate brace that fits properly. A physical therapist can help you find the perfect brace for your situation – one that fits comfortably and addresses the underlying injury or condition.
Physical Therapist in Minneapolis
If you are looking into options for bracing or orthotics, our team of physical therapists is here to help! The physical therapy experts at OrthoRehab Specialists have been providing rehabilitation care to patients throughout the Twin Cities for nearly three decades. We have referral relationships with more than 600 local providers, who entrust us with the continued care of their patients when physical therapy is needed. Even if you don’t have a referral, you can still set up an appointment with us through direct access. Give us a call today to set up your appointment with one of our physical therapists at our Minneapolis or Edina clinics.
PT of Costa Rican National Soccer Team for 2007 World Cup in Victoria, CAN. Clinical Instructor for University of Minnesota Doctor of Physical Therapy Affiliations