Orthotics are inserts that go into your shoes to help improve the function of your foot. I’ve tried a number of different orthotics over the years and have had trouble finding one that provides both proper alignment corrections and the right amount of support of the foot. I have been looking for an orthotic that was dynamic, by this I mean, an orthotic that requires my foot to be intrinsically active throughout the stance phase of my running gait. I have found the right balance with Tamir Kfir Dynamic Motion Control orthotics. Tamir Kfir is a leading Orthotist and Prosthetist who makes orthotics for some of the world’s leading athletes. He has created a system called Dynamic Motion Control in which a orthotic is made from a Dense EVA foam material which is customized based on the assessment of:
- Full body skeletal alignment
- Ankle and foot alignment assessment in neutral position
- Video gait analysis
- Video analysis of the person specific sports.
Tamir creates a truly customize orthotics that take in the demands of the sport to correct alignment, improve balance, decrease pain and improve performance. Tamir’s orthotics allow me to provide our patients a perfect compliment to our dynamic physical therapy training programs. I have seen patients change their gait and biomechanics within weeks of using Tamir’s devices. I have teamed up with Tamir Kfir to provide orthotics through our clinic. As many of you know and have experienced, we focus on both the structure and function of the body and emphasize the dynamic quality of movement. I have found the same philosophy in Tamir Kfir Orthotics. When you come in for a fitting, we will do a full body assessment to customize an orthotic not only to your foot but also to your entire body. They offer orthotics specially designed for the activities you wish to do and the footwear you wish to do it in:
- Sports specific (Running, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Football and Cycling)
- Heeled Shoes
As we are just beginning to offer custom orthotics, Tamir Kfir is giving discount until December 31st, 2014 If you are interested or want more information, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. It’s rare that I advocate for a specific product, but Tamir Kafir’s orthotics have made a huge difference for me and I am excited to offer them in-house at JFPT.
Check out the Tamir Kfir website for more information: http://www.tamirkfir.com/