Helping You Get Around Comfortably
Custom orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that help improve the biomechanics of the lower limb. 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 supported.
Premium orthotic manufacturers focus on activating the flexor muscle group through gait, providing substantial mobility. Custom Orthotics have been proven effective in treating various foot conditions such as plantar fasciitis, patellofemoral syndrome, achilles tendinitis, and many more.
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
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Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide.Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. WHAT TYPE OF SHOES DO I NEED FOR MY ORTHOTICS?
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.
Q. WHAT TYPES OF ORTHOTICS ARE THERE?
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.
Q. HOW LONG DO I NEED TO WEAR MY ORTHOTICS FOR?
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.
Q. WHAT CAN ORTHOTICS BE USED TO TREAT?
Orthotics can be used to treat a myriad of foot problems. Some of the problems most commonly treated are:
- Back pain
- Flat feet
- Hammer toes
- Heel spurs
- High arches
- Plantar fasciitis