A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain - even neck pain
- Shin splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
Do I need them?
Our physiotherapists will do a thorough assessment to determine if orthotics is the right solution for your problem.
On the other hand, if you are in orthotics and not sure if you should continue wearing them, our physiotherapists can perform an assessment and determine if it is either time to phase out of orthotics or change the type of orthotics or footwear you are in.
Call us today at 705-497-0004 to book your assessment.