Orthotics are designed from cast impression or 3-D images of the feet. Orthotics are not off-the-shelf or simple arch support devices, rather, they are physician prescribed orthopedic device designed to assist in changing the abnormal biomechanics of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. They are used to assist high end athlete’s in injury prevention and to obtain maximum physical performance. The NBA, NFL, collegiate and high school athletes often use orthotics to prevent overuse injuries and to improve their biomechanical performance.

We also use orthotics to assist with the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Arch pain
  • Diabetic foot deformities
  • Hammertoes
  • Corns and calluses
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis

Dr. Francis Clark, at The Foot and Ankle Institute of Utah has extensive training in biomechanics and custom orthotic fabrication. He understands the benefit of proper biomechanic function of the lower extremities both in the sporting world and in the activities of daily living. As a collegiate runner he has spent many years studing and perfecting his skills in treating sports related injuries and in assisting his patients perform at their very best. He has assisted local college and high school programs along the Wasatch front with their running and team sports orthotic needs.