Orthotics, Shoes and OPTOGAIT


 “Comfort and Success, One Pair of Feet at a Time”

U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan shows off her OPT Orthotic !Shalane Flanagan, US Olympic Medalist, 2008 Beijing; 2012 London Olympic Marathon; 2:21:14 Berlin Marathon, US Olympic Trials Champion

U.S. Olympian Shalane Flanagan shows off her OPT Orthotic!  Shalane Flanagan, 2017 NYC MARATHON CHAMPION;  US Olympic Medalist, 2008 Beijing; 2012 London Olympic Marathon; 2:21:14 Berlin Marathon, 2017 NYC Marathon Champion, US Olympic Trials Champion

Shalane Flanagan, 2017 NYC Marathon CHAMPION, US Olympic Medalist, 2008 Beijing;  2012 London Olympic Marathon;
2:21:14 Berlin Marathon,  US Olympic Trials Champion

SHALANE FLANAGAN, Olympic Foot Orthotic Patient; Bronze Medalist, 2008 Beijing Olympics 10K; Champion, NYC Marathon 2017;  Runner-Up  NYC Marathon 2010 Using OPT Orthotics:  2:28:40; London Olympics 2012 Marathon; Olympic Trials US Record Holder 

“My Feet are the foundation to my success.  When I had foot pain and leg trouble I ran to OPT Physical Therapy.”  Shalane F.

 “I think I had too many cooks in the kitchen (in Portland) telling me I needed to change things. In the end I am still wearing your original orthos that you made”.  Shalane Flanagan


From your Weekend Warriors and Soccer Moms to your World Class Athletes, and even “Around the World” in the sailing boots of TeamPuma, OPT serves all members of the Community.

“We take professional shoe fitting personally…”; Mentored by a Podiatrist, trained by Ph.D. in Biomechanics and G.I.F.T. Fellow certified by PT/DPT

Our strong background in biomechanics helps you stay in the game whether it be running, walking, or playing your favorite sport. Our knowledge of foot from the Biomechanical Seminars and the GIFT Fellowship, allows us to properly fit you with over the counter inserts, custom orthotics, or performance footwear correctly every time.

Hey Bert,

Yes, my pops is still on cloud 9. It was really great to have my whole family in Nashville. The race could not have set up more perfectly. The gun went off and I settled into the middle of the pack. The rabbit took us through the half in 2:00. My teammate, John Minen, and I surged into the lead.  As we came into the last lap I saw 2:59 on the clock, heard the bell ring, and realized I was going to run a sub 4 mile. I got boxed in coming around the last turn, but thankfully got out in time to dip under 4 min by a quarter of a second. It was a surreal moment seeing my name with 3:59 on the board, but I wish the board could have displayed all the names that made that race possible: the LORD, my family, coaches, teammates, trainers, and doctors such as yourself. 

I have not had any feet problems at all this season. Thanks again for all your help!


Patrick Todd

Chatting with Meb K at the 2017 Running Event in Austin, TX during training for “Shoe Guru” certification. Advanced training in shoe design, running research and prescription


The Benefit to You: Save Money + Comfort

  • Professional shoe fitting by our DPT or Certified Pedorthist 
  • Foot/ankle Biomechanical Exams by our Physical Therapists
  • Gait analysis and Hip flexibility screening
  • Over the counter foot inserts modified for your exact foot type
  • Custom foot orthotics using the AmFit Computerized Digital scan, the most specific and precise device for measuring foot orthotics
  • Orthotic adjustments and small repairs immediately
  • Avoiding wasting money on a closetful of useless, wrong shoes.     amfit scan


We use the AmFit Digitizer, the most precise measuring device for foot orthotics available. 

The cost is $325 + tax, all additional inserts cost $162.50.00 + tax.

Have your foot digitally scanned, to allow for a full contact, full weight bearing custom orthotic that lets your foot be “successful and comfortable.”

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Thank you for getting me back in action after my foot injury this summer! I am so grateful to you, Kristin, and everyone else at Olympic PT for helping me to recover as quickly as possible before I left for college. The 2 new pairs of sneakers and the orthotic inserts that you fit me with have made a big difference. It was wonderful to be able to begin the season as a fully-participating athlete.  Wyndham



“It’s unbelieveable…I was out of work for six weeks. I couldn’t walk. I put in the inserts on a Tuesday and I felt so good I went for a run on Thursday. Thanks for the help. I need two more pairs”. Shane V., Newport Fireman

OPTOGAIT Digital Running Analysis

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Are you a good runner?  Want to find out for sure?  The OptoGait Digital gait and Running Analysis system is the most precise method available for measuring Running Asymmetry.   Just a brief running test on our treadmill will provide information that is otherwise a mystery to the runner or coach.  Asymmetries can be uncovered which cost the athlete efficiency and economy of running.

-Measure Step length, contact times, stride angle, and more.

-Easily compare different running shoes to see if they match your feet/efficiency.

-Prove if your orthotics are working well.

-Compare biomechanical factors such as leg length, tightness/inflexibility or residual problems from a prior injury


-Receive a one-on-one evaluation of your test results




Link to OPTOGAIT Story:       http://www.independentri.com/independents/article_07e23497-a62b-5959-84ff-cd7b5bce1a95.html


Nicole OptoGaitCollegiate runner Nicole getting an analysis between two different pairs of running shoes.  Not only can the OptoGait provide one-of-a-kind real-time data on step length, contact time, flight time, stride angle and more, but it can help prove exactly which shoe works better for your running gait and foot type.

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Our sport shoe selection, selectively chosen for this Running Specialty Store, consists of some of the best running, walking, training, and tennis shoes from companies such as MIZUNO, ASICS, and NEW BALANCE. We also carry several lines of “orthotic Sandals”, by , and KLOGS, a shoe which is a “Comfortable Klog” with a removable insert and flexibility to allow all-day comfort in a wearable, beautiful Klog.

ASICS FluidFit™ upper technology combines multi-directional stretch mesh with stretch reinforcements that adapt to the athlete’s foot, creating a truly customized glove-like fit~

~Fluid Ride,  this evolution of DuoMax® system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support~

~Contains reflective materials designed to enhance visibility during low light hours~

~   Glow-in-the-Dark                                      ~Weight: 9.20 oz


             Asics GT-2000 $120.00

~Attenuates shock during impact and toe-off phases, and allows movement in multiple planes as the foot transitions through the gait cycle ~

~This Trusstic System® integrates Guidance Line® construction for enhanced gait efficiency while providing midfoot structural integrity~

                                                                        ~Weight: 11.0 oz~



              Asics  GT 1000 $ 100.00                                                                                                 



~Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL® Cushioning Systems~
~SpEVA®, Midsole Material Improves bounce back characteristics and decreases midsole breakdown~
~Vertical flex groove decouples the tooling along the line of progression for enhanced gait efficiency~             ~Weight: 11.3 oz~

Mizuno Premium Shoes for Running: Proven Tech

Engineered with mesh upper for lighterweight but maintains proper stability, cushion and softness.

No Gimmicks, just speed, safety and comfort



Supportive/Comfortable Casual Wear:


Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Sandals

                                    Klogs “WOW” Orthotic Comfort


Sports Foot Wear: MSRP from $95 up to $150


Adam Goucher; OPT Orthotic Patient;

Adam Goucher; OPT Orthotic Patient

2000 Sydney Olympics 5K;  Olympic Trials Champion 2000;  Ran 3:54:17 mile


 “Dear Dr. Reid,
My running patients had been telling me about your services for years.  Recently when my chronic foot pain worsened I saw you for an evaluation.  The changes you made for my inserts and new running shoes has decreased my pain already by 80%.  Thanks for your great care”.
Dr. Russell J. Corcoran, Wakefield, RI
Letter from a Happy Mom…
“Emily’s feet were seemingly on backwards!  Her Orthopedic recommended she get orthotics.  I took her to see Bert at OPT Physical Therapy.  He carefully evaluated her feet, ankles, knees and hips and he made an insert from scratch that day.  Emily has had the inserts for 6 weeks now…and the ankle and knee pain has vanished and she walks so much better.  I have recommended everyone of my family and friends to Bert”. Amy B., South Kingstown

Patrick Todd: OPT PT Foot Orthotics,

Univ. of Virginia; Collegiate Champ Big 12 1000m

RAN 3:59:57 Mile at Music City Invitational

“I am doing awesome. I was twisting my ankle about every other day though, so I switched out of the asics and into a saucony triumph. That took care of the ankle issue. My feet, however, have had ZERO pain or issues since getting those orthotics. I have not been able to train this consistently in over two years. Thanks for everything”!
Happy Thanksgiving,
Patrick   (Todd)  UVA Track
Big 12 Champion: 1000m (I: ’09, ‘10)
All-Big 12: 1000m (I: ’09, ‘10)
All-American: DMR (’10)
PRs: 800m – 1:49.93, 1000m – 2:23.38, Mile – 4:02.84, 1500m – 3:45.46
Tabbed a Cornerstone Scholar-Athlete
• Achieved a National Merit Award
• President of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes



I was suffering intense pain in my right arch for more than a year, after being fitted for a set of off the shelf Orthotics from you the pain is gone after one week.
I am looking forward to using the custom ones you have made for my sea boots on the bow of Puma’s Mar Mostro in the Volvo Ocean Race.
Best regards
Casey Smith