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Searching for the best custom orthotics and orthotic shoes in Santa Barbara? 

A Chiropractor's View on Orthotics: How custom orthotics help your feet and can help relieve back pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, knees, your body overall. Visit Dr. Valerie Girard, Chiropractor, for custom fitted slip-in orthotics or for a selection of custom foot wear by name brands, fit specifically to your soles.
Lots of Choices. Get a customized insertable orthotic to wear in your shoes or try beautiful footwear by brand name designers with built in custom orthotics for happier feet. 

Brooks | Olukai | Keen | Clarks | Florsheim |
New Balance | Merrell

Running Shoes

I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.


-Oprah Winfrey

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Custom Fit Orthotics and Name Brand Footwear Customized for Your Feet.

Dr. Valerie Girard has been providing custom orthotics in Santa Barbara for decades, resulting in many happier feet.

Getting orthotics can make a huge difference in correcting long term issues such as foot pain, back pain, plantar fasciitis, bunions, knee issues, flat feet and more. Most people with foot imbalances experience little or no pain in their feet. Instead, the pain is transferred to other areas of your body. Wearing orthotics can assist in maintaining alignment in the spine thereby decreasing foot pain and discomfort due to structural imbalances.

Difference between insoles and orthotics: How orthotics help your feet and other issues:


An insole that you can buy at the store merely makes your shoe more comfortable but does not correct issues. An 'orthotic' arch support is a device designed to restore your natural foot function and give you optimum arch support.  The foot is made up of three arches which keeps the body balanced.  Over time, gravity or stress (injuries, etc) will weaken one of these arches. The weight  of your body then will shift away from the weakened arch and stress the other arches more causing imbalance and pain in other areas of your body. A custom orthotic is cast to specifically fit to support all three arches in your feet, with customized alternations made to correct specific issues such as heel spurs, fallen arches, flat feet, knee and low back issues.

How Dr. Girard creates custom orthotics:


Dr. Girard prefers to cast orthotics weight bearing, with the patient stepping into a casting kit, one foot at a time. In addition, she will wait to cast for your orthotic until she feels your alignment is stable so that your orthotic will support proper alignment. Before fitting patients for orthotics, Dr. Girard also insures the bones and muscles in the feet are at their optimum alignment.

Orthotics are best fitted after a chiropractic session when the body is aligned. She offers this currently at no extra expense if done in a chiropractic session. Orthotics themselves range in price depending on their intended use.


Insurance Often Covers Orthotics.

They may be billed to your insurance company as supports. Some insurance companies will reimburse you.


Orthotic Shoes by name brands: Orthotics can be beautiful. Dr. Girard offers Foot Levelers, the world's leading provider of custom orthotics, which has teamed with many name brands to provide flip-flops, sandals, dress shoes, walking shoes, running shoes as well as therapeutic products. With many name brands to choose from, such as New Balance, Clarks, Brooks, Florsheim and more, you can wear supportive, comfortable shoes with many styles to choose from customized just for your feet.


We offer custom orthotics for athletic, dress and everyday shoes. We also an extensive product line of custom cast athletic and dress shoes as well as fashion and outdoor sandals. These are great for traveling and day long  walking needs and will give your feet the loving arch support they deserve.


CAOS  Custom Adjustable Orthotic Sandals that are stylish and comfortable. Women's and Men's Shown


Foot Levelers has teamed up with Brooks, offering supreme rated footwear integrated with custom designed  functional orthotics. Men's and Women's.


The first of their kind, our custom orthotic flip flops are designed to offer the casual footwear the world has long needed. Ordinary flip-flops can do a tremendous amount of damage to the feet and the body. We build in our 3-arch support to all of our custom orthotic flip-flops for happier feet. Waterproof available.







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Get custom orthotics that you can use in your shoes... Footlevelers #1 doctor recommended orthotic is InMotion®...Support you can take anywhere.


Dr. Valerie Girard offers even more name brands that can you can order with custom orthotics made just for your feet such as Olukai, Roanoke, New Balance, Naot and more.


Olukai -lots of choices for men and women


New Balance for Women and Men

Ask Dr. Girard if there are any current specials on orthotics. Mention this website and she will give you 12% off for your orthotics. 

Cervical Pillows and Other Support:

Dr. Girard may recommend other supports such as cervical pillows. These support the corrections for neck and shoulder pain, as well as conditions relating to the elbow, hand and upper back. She may also suggest braces for knees, ankles, wrists and elbows so that your condition will improve as quickly as possible. There are many support pillows and braces to choose from in all price ranges to meet your budget. 

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