Dr. Trezia started his medical education at California State University Northridge receiving his Bachelor of Arts and continued to Samuel Merritt University where he earned his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency in New York at Coney Island Hospital associated with the Health & Hospital Group. As Chief resident in his senior year, Dr. Trezia had the privilege of working with a variety of specialties including Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology and Pediatrics. He was also involved in research studies which collaborated with different departments in multiple hospitals in the state of New York to help advance future treatments in medicine.
For custom prescription orthotics, a health professional performs a thorough health history, including an assessment of your height, weight, level of activity, and any medical conditions. A diagnosis and determination of the best materials and level of rigidity/flexibility of the orthotics is made, followed by an impression mold of your feet. This mold is then used to create an orthotic specifically for you.
The difference between OTC/kiosk and custom orthotics may be likened to the difference between over-the-counter and prescription reading glasses. A person of average weight, height, and foot type, and with a generic problem such as heel pain, usually does well with an over-the-counter or kiosk orthotic. They are less expensive, and usually decrease pain and discomfort. However, you may have to replace them more often. Someone with a specific need, or a problem such as a severely flat foot, may benefit from custom prescription orthotics.
oot orthotic if muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, or bones are not in an optimal functional position and are causing pain, discomfort, and fatigue. Foot orthotics can be made from different materials, and may be rigid, semirigid, semiflexible, or accommodative, depending on your diagnosis and specific needs.