Top 7 Best Orthotics Providers in San Francisco Bay Area 2020

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We know that looking for the best custom orthotics provider in the San Francisco Bay Area can be extremely challenging, so we gathered a comprehensive list of the best of the best pedorthists for you to make your selection.  Every personalized orthotics provider has a variety of expertise and services they offer, from Computerized 3-D mapping of your feet – extremely important for weekend warriors and daily walkers in our area – to those who offer Custom Computer Made Orthotics. This specific list of orthotic companies is always developing and expanding, so please take a look at it as often as you’d like. If you find another orthotic provider that should be on the top list – or one needs to be replaced – please let us know!

1.  The Shoe Doctor

6400 Village Pkwy #101, Dublin, CA 94568 (925) 820-0220

About: The Shoe Doctor was established in 1997. The company’s mission is to provide professional foot analyses and recommendations in a friendly environment. With over 25 years of success, they look forward to adding you to their long history of happy customers. Here at The Shoe Doctor, Russell Pate a Certified Pedorthist, and his trained staff are measuring and analyzing your feet to recommend appropriate footwear. They produce custom insoles that help support your arches and keep your feet aligned and balanced properly, ultimately helping to alleviate foot pain. Your foot analysis starts with a computerized 3-D mapping of your foot which allows them to see the exact areas of problem. Your foot map is then used in their manufacturing facility to produce a one-of-a-kind insole. The company is still committed to its custom orthotics to help relieve foot pain, heel pain, and Planter Fasciitis.

Services Offered: Healthy feet education, 3-D mapping of your feet and custom computer made orthotics

What Makes them Different: The Shoe Doctor uses digital technology instead of casting which sets them apart from others in this business. A proud BNI member.

 2. ErgoGoods             

6116 La Salle Ave Ste B, Oakland, CA 94611

About: ErgoGoods was established in 2015. But the first store opened in 1999 – 2004 as the Good Feet Store in Pleasant Hill. Today they are known as “Ergo Goods” located in the Oakland Hills in Montclair Village.

Services Offered: Orthotics, arch supports, plantar fasciitis and foot pain

What Makes them Different: A store dedicated to helping those experiencing a wide range of foot pain, foot problems, and a whole lot more. ErgoGoods will do everything they can to make sure you are pain-free and living a healthier and happier life.

3.  Orthotic Shop of San Francisco

4224 California St #203, San Francisco, CA 94118

About: The Orthotic Shop of San Francisco has been healing San Francisco two feet at a time for over 20 years. Whether you call them custom orthotics, orthotic inserts or orthotic footbeds, they got you covered. The company is working with orthopedists, podiatrists and chiropractors to achieve the best outcomes possible in a custom orthotic. Their method is a mechanical one in which they ensure that all the lower extremity joints operate at their best. This will restore the normal range of movement and thus reduce pain and dysfunction.

Services Offered: Custom orthotics

What Makes them Different: They have a full line of orthotics to fit in any type of shoes and to accommodate a wide range of conditions.

4.  KickStart Orthotics and Prosthetics, LLC

4651 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

About: KickStart Orthotics and Prosthetics was established in 2018. Tony LaFrance (the business owner) is a certified Prosthetist and Orthotist who, after 18 years of working with another company, decided to start his own.  He is working closely with Oakland’s Children’s Hospital, Stanford Children’s Hospital (Emeryville), Highland Hospital, VA, and surrounding Physicians in neighboring counties.  Tony will give time to listen to each patient’s needs in order to provide the best care possible.  He has provided brace care to many of his pediatric patients from when they were 4 weeks old into their teenage years. His prosthetic patients accept his opinion and workmanship as he caters to their needs.  Tony is well respected by his colleagues and physicians he works closely with.

Services Offered: Provide patients in need with prosthetic limbs, spinal corrections, and orthotic brace supports

What Makes them Different: ABC’s Certified Prosthetist and Orthotist Scope of Practice details the practitioners’ specific functions. This includes assessing patients, formulating a treatment plan, implementing a treatment plan, monitoring and managing practices.

5.  Align Clinic

700 S Claremont St #105, San Mateo, CA 94402

About: Grant Wood, MS, CPO is the co-founder of Align Clinic in San Mateo, California and has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of prosthetic and orthotic patient care, management, product development and scientific research. He is an active presenter, researcher, and prosthetics and orthotics award winner. Grant Wood is also a scoliosis bracing expert with the Cheneau brace and Rigo-Cheneau braces. Paul Burnette, CPO in San Mateo, along with Grant Wood and Steve Baum, a co-founder of the Align Clinic. Paul has over 37 years of prosthetic and orthotic patient care experience and specializes in bracing scoliosis. Paul was the first orthotist to become accredited WCR in the US and works closely with Grant Wood. Paul is a prosthetist who practices too. Since 1981 he practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Services Offered: Hand-made WCR scoliosis braces, custom braces, and orthosis custom prosthetics as well as off-the-shelf braces and splints

What Makes them Different: The company has WCR certified practitioners.

6.  Yuko Miyazaki, DPM

3000 Colby St #107, Berkeley, CA 94705

About: Dr. Miyazaki the business owner provides her podiatric services to her patients in the East Bay area. Her practical approach to podiatric care allows her to diagnose, treat and prevent foot and ankle disorders effectively. Through her foot and ankle pain, she has supported thousands of people, helping them to continue their everyday lives and to continue their favorite hobbies. Dr. Miyazaki aims to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, quality medical services in a warm and friendly environment.

Services Offered: Home treatment for foot issues, orthotics, the right shoes and surgery

What Makes them Different:  Dr. Miyazaki will provide proper foot care that can help you remain active and live an overall better life.

7.  Shoes-n-Feet

2398 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

About: SHOES-n-FEET is a small company comprised of two independently-owned stores in Bellevue, WA & San Francisco, CA.  Unlike any other shoe stores, these shoe stores are designed to be comfortable and educational places offering customers shoes that fit their feet and goes well with their lifestyle! The company’s Bellevue store has also recently expanded to include running shoes, footwear, and accessories. They bring their expertise in shoes and footing into the running community! They have a unique selection for men and women of attractive and healthy shoes. SHOES-n-FEET has a superbly trained team-respected appropriate shoe experts. From stylish dress and career shoes to athletic and walking shoes, their products and services are designed to keep your feet comfortable and to look good all day, every day.

Services Offered: Shoe stores, orthotics

What Makes them Different: SHOES-n-FEET staff is dedicated to delighting you with extraordinary service. The team is here to provide you with a perfect fit in shoes that fit your lifestyle.

Are You Looking for Custom Orthotics? 

The Shoe Doctor has specialized in providing custom orthotics for 20 years. The right orthotic insoles can greatly reduce foot, knee and hip pain, while increasing performance and comfort. Russell at The Shoe Doctor will help educate and assist you in finding the perfect solution for your particular situation. We will create a 3D map of your feet and make custom orthotics for your shoes, boots, or skates. These orthotics, along with our expert advice, will get you using orthotics like a pro, and have you performing at your peak of your abilities in no time!  If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, give The Shoe Doctor a call to get the best custom orthotics in the area! We are here to assist you, give us a call at (925) 820-0220 for your free consultation!


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