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Orthotics in Santa Barbara

person walking up stairsAre your feet getting the support they need? At Bissell Clinic, our orthotics are custom-made, semi-rigid orthotic devices that fit inside your footwear. The aim of wearing them is to decrease pain, improve biomechanical deficits, and reduce overuse injuries by enhancing lower limb alignment.

Poor alignment of the foot and ankle can have negative impacts on the knees, hips and even spine. With improved alignment and better biomechanics, pain is often reduced in many areas.


Fitting You for Your Orthotics

Our highly skilled physical therapist, Karen Still, will perform a thorough physical evaluation and gait analysis to determine your orthotic needs. Plaster casts of each foot held in proper alignment are molded and sent to an off-site laboratory for fabrication. Within just a couple of weeks, durable custom orthotics are delivered and fitted with any necessary modifications for maximum benefit for years to come.

Orthotics are most effective when worn in conjunction with a customized physical therapy plan and are covered by most insurance policies.

Common Conditions We Can Address

Some conditions that cause foot pain include tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and arthritis. In many cases, the patient is suffering from an underlying biomechanical issue that is causing an uneven distribution of weight and stress on the surrounding soft tissues. Custom orthotics are designed to each individual patients’ anatomy and work to correct these biomechanical imbalances.

Another cause of low back pain and foot pain is due to a difference in leg lengths. Custom orthotics or a heel lift insert measured to the individual’s needs can help even this discrepancy which will provide relief from pain and prevent further degeneration.

Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition categorized by inflammation of the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot called “fascia”. Plantar fasciitis can be caused by biomechanical issues in the foot and ankle which put extra stress on the arch to propel a patient’s gate.

Contact Us Today

If you struggle with back, foot, or lower extremity joint pain, please schedule an appointment to see if orthotics are the solution for you!


Orthotics Santa Barbara CA | (805) 565-5252