At ArchMasters, we work with people of all ages, pediatric to geriatric. This includes long distance runners, cyclists, swimmers, soccer and tennis players, etc. We have also fabricated custom orthotics for professional and college level athletes. This includes athletes from the Tennessee Titans, Vanderbilt University, and even athletes who play basketball over seas. Many times, custom orthotics provide performance enhancement to athletes. So whether you are a professional athlete or retired, we can help!
Dr. David Sables, D.P.M., is our biomechanical expert. He is involved in the entire manufacturing, dispensing and follow up processes of the devices.
He provides a 30-minute complimentary consultation to those interested in custom orthotics. The consultation is a great opportunity to receive expert advice as Dr. Sables is a practicing podiatrist and former foot surgeon. During the consultation, he will perform a gait analysis in order to determine the cause of the pain. This allows him to be pathology specific when creating a custom orthotic designed specifically for you.
Most orthotics are formed from a positive plaster cast model of your feet taken from an impression of your feet in a very specific position. This casting position is a very important step in the manufacturing process. At our office, you will not be casted by a nurse or technician but rather the doctor himself. It is imperative that the foot be held in a specific position to ensure the ideal function of your feet. After the positive model has been made it is further hand sanded for pathological specific prescriptive corrections. This can be accomplished the “Old Fashion” way rather than electronic scanning as it is impossible to do a 3-dimensional correction on a 2 dimensional screen with scanning.
Fabricated In Office
Unlike many facilities, all our orthoses are fabricated in-office instead of sending them to an outside fabricating lab. This is beneficial because if an adjustment needs to be made, Dr. Sables can accomplish this during an appointment. This prevents you from going without your orthotics as he can typically do this while you wait. Furthermore, sending to an outside lab can lead to different results. E.g. sending a cast or scan to 3 different labs can lead to 3 different results -for many reasons not to elaborate in this discussion.
We can usually have your orthoses ready to wear in as little as 1 to 2 business days after taking the impression of your feet. This allows the orthotic therapy to begin rapidly.
Not Only Support Where It’s Needed, But Maximum Function
Can orthotics help my condition?
The image above is showing the different molds of feet Dr. Sables has worked with. Dr. Sables has made orthotics for many different foot conditions. He has helped those who have suffered with: Arthritis, low arches, high arches, big toe joint pain, heel pain, diabetes, bunions, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, tendonitis, and many more pathological conditions. We invite you to visit ArchMasters and examine the casts. This will allow you to have a better understanding of how our custom orthotics will capture the different angular aspects of your feet.
What shoes can I wear with my orthotics?
Custom Orthotics fabricated by Dr. Sables himself can be fit to many different types of shoes. The material of the manufactured foot orthotic is carefully selected for the appropriate fitting to your foot and shoe gear.
When our clients first arrive one common concern we hear is if they will be stuck wearing one type of shoe with the custom shoe insert. Most assume they will need to wear a running shoe or orthopedic shoes. While wearing an orthopedic shoe or athletic shoe may be most beneficial for some, an orthotic can also be made for dress shoes (including high heels) or sandals with removable inserts.
Dr. Sables can also create a custom orthotic for your specific activity. He has not only fabricated orthotics for runners but also hikers, cyclists, ice skaters, military personal and more!
Custom Fabricated Ankle Foot Orthotics and Foot Braces
Complicated conditions may need custom molded Ankle Foot Orthotics (AFO). ArchMasters has succeeded in relieving pain from abnormal boimechanical stresses on the feet, ankles, legs, hips, back, and neck. We address the causes of your problem, not just simply cover up the symptoms.
We have made braces for runners and soccer players, but our AFO’s will provide you with maximum function rather than just bracing. Dr. Sables’ avoids bracing as much as possible as bracing can lead to mosque muscle and bone atrophy and cause increased strain in other areas of the body.