Provide Support and Stability to the Feet and Lower Limbs


Alleviate Pain and Discomfort Caused by Various Foot Conditions


Improve Foot Alignment and Function

What are Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are specialized shoe inserts that are designed to provide support, stability, and alignment to the feet and lower limbs. They are custom-made to fit the unique shape and structure of an individual’s feet. At 1st Step Family Wellness we use these to address various foot conditions or biomechanical problems.

Custom orthotics can help alleviate pain and discomfort caused by conditions like flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and overpronation. They work by providing cushioning, redistributing pressure, and correcting abnormal foot mechanics. By improving foot alignment and function, orthotics can also have a positive impact on the ankles, knees, hips, and even the lower back.

How are Custom Orthotics Different?

It’s important to note that custom orthotics are different from over-the-counter shoe inserts or insoles, which are mass-produced and not tailored to an individual’s feet. While over-the-counter options can provide some level of support, they may not offer the same level of customization and effectiveness as custom orthotics.

To create the custom orthotic we conduct a thorough assessment and fit the patient for the orthotic in the office. This is where the orthotics created at 1st Step Family Wellness are different from all others on the market. The patient is fitted for the orthotic on a slightly slanted platform. This is because in most shoes the heel is taller than the toe box, the platform replicates this. The patient is then fitted for the orthotic while weight bearing and the doctor aligns the foot in the proper position. This step is crucial because the patient needs the foot supported in the correct alignment not the current alignment. Only by following all of these steps can a patient expect the orthotics to allow for relief from their current condition.


Meet Our Orthotics Providers

Dr. Ryan Sandheinrich, D.C.

Dr. Ryan Sandheinrich, D.C.

Co-Founder, Chiropractor

What People Are Saying

Been going to 1st Step Family Wellness for about 5 yrs now. I wouldn’t go anywhere else. They treat their clients like family. My husband and I are so grateful for the service and attention we’ve received over the years. They are the best.

Melanie W.

Love how thorough this practice is! They are holistic and have given us so many tools for our family outside of what people think chiropractic care is- they’ve helped us with all areas of health and wellness!

Cassy O.

We’ve been patients here for 6 years and it feels like home. I trust the staff with our health and our children feel safe in their care. The doctors are always continuing their education to give us the best care possible. I love how they empower patients to take care of their own health!

Julie B.

Custom Orthotics in St. Louis

Pricing for Custom Orthotics

We are committed to offering affordable care to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to prioritize their wellness. For more information on our custom orthotics and to inquire about pricing, please contact our team.