What are Biomechanical Orthotics?


Biomechanical Orthotics are artificial braces that support a limb or spine. Most commonly used on the foot, orthotics can also be applied to the ankle, knee, arms, wrists, and upper body, including the neck. They are often used by athletes and patients who recently experienced an injury.

Orthotics help provide stability throughout daily activities or while playing sports. It can also reduce pain. This can be especially helpful for patients who may experience acute or chronic pain, but are unable to be treated with surgery.

Orthotics can be made from different types of material, including plastic, metal, elastic, other similar materials, or even a combination of various ones. It’s purpose is to provide alignment and support. They are often customized to create a proper fit.

About Sports Specialty and Rehabilitation’s Orthotics

Sports Specialty & Rehab Center offers custom and temporary orthotics which can assist many foot, lower extremity, and back symptoms by providing biomechanical support, shock absorption, and reducing pressure and strain on inflamed or damaged structures. Our therapists perform a comprehensive evaluation in order to provide the patient with exactly what is required to assist their needs.

Common diagnoses and injuries that benefit from orthotics include but not limited to plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, sesamoiditis, metatarsalgia, Morton’s Neuroma, achilles injuries, Sever’s Disease (calcaneal apophysitis), shin splints, knee pain, iliotibial band syndrome, and back pain.

Contact Sports Specialty and Rehabilitation Centers About Orthotics

To learn more about our orthotics services, give your local Sports Specialty and Rehabilitation Center a call. We have three locations in Southwest Florida for your convenience. To reach them, you can call 239-574-7557 (Cape Coral), 239-368-7744 (Lehigh Acres), or 239-561-0700 (Fort Myers).

If you would rather send written correspondence prior to talking to our knowledgeable staff, you can e-mail us at Info@SportsSpecialty.com. We make it a point to respond as promptly as possible during our business hours.