Foot Pronation

What is foot pronation?

Think of your foot as being the foundation of your house. Flaws in the foundation can cause damage to the rest of the structure. Pronation is when the middle of the foot collapses inward. This is sometimes referred to as “low arches” or “flat feet”

foot pronation

Why should we address my child’s pronation?

Improper foot alignment can cause:

  • Muscle imbalances
  • Abnormal walking
  • Abnormal bony alignment
  • Bunions
  • Shin splints
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Injury
  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip, back, neck and/or shoulder pain

What can be done?

Generally, an over the counter orthotic can support the arch. In some cases, custom orthotics are recommended.

Who will help my child?

Please consult with our licensed Physical Therapists to determine if your child would benefit from orthotics. Our Therapists can fit you for and recommend a specific orthotic during a screening or at monthly gait clinics. Please call to schedule an appointment! Gait Clinic is offered in association with Hanger, Inc.