If you need a pair of orthotics in Manhattan to treat heel pain, Lifestyle Podiatry is your best choice. Dr. Dennis Shavelson, DPM practices podiatry in a comfortable, relaxed, and high tech environment. He is dedicated to going beyond acute problems or complaints by uncovering and caring for the structural, postural, neuromuscular, and balance problems before foot problems develop. As the medical director of the FootHelpers Orthotic Lab, he plays the major role in fitting and creating a new generation of custom orthotics for those patients with balance and heel pain conditions. Dr. Shavelson has invented and patented a new foot typing system which profiles all feet into subgroups. Each of these subgroups possess specific areas of strength and weakness which helps to generate a true custom plan for conservative and surgical care of your foot problems.
Orthotics are shoe inserts that are custom made to fit each patient’s specific needs and to treat painful conditions such as flat feet, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and neuromas. Orthotics are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern, by slightly altering the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface. Prescription orthotics in Manhattan are crafted for you and no one else. They match the contours of your feet precisely and are designed for the way you move. Prescription orthotics are divided into two categories, functional and accommodative orthotics. Functional orthotics are designed to control abnormal motion. They may be used to treat foot pain caused by abnormal motion; they can also be used to treat injuries such as shin splints or tendinitis. Functional orthotics are usually crafted of a semi-rigid material such as plastic or graphite. Accommodative orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They can be used to treat diabetic foot ulcers, painful calluses on the bottom of the foot, and other uncomfortable conditions.
Foot Centering Orthotics are a new generation of custom foot orthotics that Dr Shavelson has patented. They alter the structure and posture of the foot when standing and moving using a process called Vaulting. This offsets the deforming force of the earth’s gravity. It makes the foot and posture stronger which, in turn, contributes to new arches. LifeStyle Podiatry is a Beta Launch Partner for SOLS Orthotics, the first 3D Printed Orthotics. Custom scanned and prescribed, these nylon high tech orthotics are produced from a 3D Printer and then dispensed and monitored by a biomechanical expert. For the most advanced orthotics in Manhattan to treat heel pain, give Dr. Shavelson a call today.