About The Foot Mechanic
WHAT MAKES OUR CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS DIFFERENT
The Foot Mechanic ™ specializes in Custom Foot Orthotics. These custom devices are designed based on the size and shape of your foot, your personal biomechanics, and most importantly to correct your specific biomechanical problems. The Foot Mechanic gathers multiple datapoints about you through an Interview, Orthopedic Exam, Video Gait Analysis, and Dynamic Digital Force Plate Evaluation. This data is compiled and used to prescribe an orthotic that’s custom-mapped to your foot, and includes biomechanical corrections that are specific to your condition. In contrast, most generic orthotics rely on a single data point (a static imprint of your foot), and provide a one-size-fits or all (or at best, a one-size fits many) solution. While these devices may be better than doing nothing, they typically fall short with respect to providing the best possible solution to your problem.
ABOUT DR. PURDOM
The Foot Mechanic was founded and is owned and operated by Dr. Brett Purdom. Dr. Purdom received his Bachelors Degree in Biology from Washington State University, his Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Purdom worked in Sports Medicine at the University of Colorado (CU) Sports Medicine Clinic for 12 years. Dr. Purdom has also taught Human Anatomy, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanical Kinesiology through the Biology Department at the University of Denver, and has worked as an Adjunct Faculty member in the Physical Therapy School at the University of Colorado. Dr. Purdom is a Certified Athletic Trainer and is credentialed as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.