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Custom Orthotics in Alberta & Ontario

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Helping You Get Around Comfortably

Custom orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that help alleviate foot pain. Foot pain or difficulty walking due to discomfort is not normal and should be addressed appropriately to ensure your feet, knees, hips, and ankles are adequately cared for.

Our premium orthotic manufacturer focuses on activating the flexor muscle group through gait, providing substantial mobility. Our orthotics have been proven effective in treating various foot conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, patellofemoral syndrome, Achilles tendinitis, and many more.

When you visit Optimum Wellness Centres for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff to check and make sure that all of your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

Your health history and lifestyle will then be discussed to pinpoint the underlying cause for your pain or discomfort. We will discuss any other problems you’re experiencing so we can properly assess your feet and determine if orthotics may work for you.

After discussing your problem areas, your Pedorthist will perform a physical exam of your feet, looking for abnormalities or deformities. They may get you to perform some basic activities, like walking or balancing, to see what may be causing your discomfort.

In some cases, your Pedorthist may recommend that you have special imaging or diagnostic tests done to get a better view of your feet. They may recommend x-rays, bone scans, or MRIs to identify arthritis, bone damage, or injury.

Treatment Options & Plans

If your Pedorthist determines that custom orthotics are a good option for you, they will discuss them in detail so you are informed and prepared. Your custom orthotics will be made to fit, typically using a mould. Once made, your Pedorthist will recommend appropriate shoes to ensure they fit correctly.

After being fit with orthotics, you will be asked to come back for a follow-up appointment to ensure your orthotics are comfortable.

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FAQs

Orthotics can be used to treat a myriad of foot problems. Some of the problems most commonly treated are:

Your Pedorthist will prescribe a specific timeframe to wear your orthotics, starting at regular intervals. Orthotics may feel uncomfortable at first as they are working to realign your foot and ankle joints.

Orthotics come in a variety of materials, from rigid plastic to more flexible, cushioned materials. Typically, they come in full-shoe inserts that fit inside most shoes. Other styles include a smaller heel insert that fits the back cup of the shoe and ankle-foot orthotics that extend upward around the calf.

Your Pedorthist will recommend the style that will work best for you and may suggest using orthotics in conjunction with taping or other braces.

Typically, any shoe with a removable insole is suitable for your custom orthotics. Simply remove the insoles from your shoes and replace them with your orthotics!

For this reason, shoes like high heels or sandals are not suitable for orthotics.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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