Custom functional orthotics are specially designed inserts for shoes that provide support, cushioning, and stability for feet and ankles. They are designed to correct imbalances and alleviate problems caused by conditions such as overpronation, flat feet, and plantar fasciitis.
Custom functional orthotics can help reduce pain and allow you to feel more comfortable throughout your everyday life and while playing sports, too.
Comfort & Pain Relief in Everyday Life
Custom functional orthotics help people in their everyday lives by providing a level of comfort and support that is not found in traditional, off-the-shelf insoles. They are designed to fit the unique contours of a person's feet and are custom-made to their specific needs, which makes them ideal for people who suffer from foot pain, discomfort, or instability.
By redistributing pressure and supporting the foot and ankle, custom functional orthotics can help alleviate pain caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and shin splints.
Support & Stability During Sports & Physical Activities
Custom functional orthotics are also beneficial for athletes and people who engage in sports and physical activities. They provide extra support and stability, reducing the risk of injury and improving performance. For example, they can help prevent sprains and strains in the ankles, knees, and hips, as well as help with balance and alignment.
Custom functional orthotics can also reduce fatigue, allowing athletes to perform at their best for longer periods of time.
Effective & Versatile Solution for Foot Pain & Instability
Custom functional orthotics are an effective and versatile solution for people who suffer from foot and ankle pain or instability. They provide a level of comfort and support that is not found in traditional, off-the-shelf insoles, and they are ideal for athletes and people who engage in sports and physical activities.
With the right pair of custom functional orthotics, anyone can experience relief from foot and ankle pain and enjoy a more active, pain-free lifestyle.
Northport Wellness Center podiatrist, Dr. Steven Stummer, was the team physician with Dowling College Women’s Soccer, and is currently the team physician for the Long Island Rough Riders Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs, club physician at BW Cosmos Academy, and league physician for the Half Hollow Hills football and basketball leagues.
Voted “Best Podiatrist on Long Island” in 2011, Dr. Stummer is also a staff physician at NSUH at Plainview Wound Care Center, the preferred podiatric physician for New York Physical Therapy and multiple high schools on Long Island, and certified in the treatment of hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
A graduate and member of the Pi Delta Honor Society of the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Stummer has served as Chief Resident of Podiatric Surgery and Medicine at Rogers Williams Medical Center, and he pioneered the Robotic Program at the State University of New York at Oneonta, which is where he earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry.
Dr. Stummer is available for appointments in the early morning, afternoon, evenings, and weekends. Most insurance plans are accepted as full or partial payment for his services.
Dr. Steven Stummer has office locations in Melville, Bellmore and Northport. To schedule an appointment or to learn more, contact Dr. Stummer at (516) 449-1842.