OrthotiCare Clinics – Custom Foot Orthotics
What is a foot orthotic (orthosis)?
A foot orthotic is an orthotic device that can be inserted into the footbed of footwear. It may provide improvements in support, alignment and biomechanics. It may also be used to provide accommodation for a foot deformity. Proactively, a foot orthotic can be used to prevent an injury or to protect an existing injury during the healing process.
While there are off-the-shelf and generic foot orthotics available at retail stores, they often address simple, common requirements such as shock absorption or minor support. These types of off-the-shelf foot orthotics are not usually appropriate for orthotic correction, function and support that is specific to an individual’s needs.
Only custom-made foot orthotics, when made by a qualified orthotic provider such as a Certified Orthotist, will address an individual’s specific needs and will provide an individual with appropriate orthotic treatment, given their specific medical diagnosis and/or prescription.
What are true custom-made foot orthotics (orthoses)?
True custom-made foot orthotics are made by a qualified orthotic professional, such as a Canadian Board Certified Orthotist. A superior custom foot orthosis is made from a plaster cast of the patient’s foot, held in the correct position during casting. During the patient’s plaster slipper-casting, and during subsequent mould-making processes, corrections and modifications are made by the Certified Orthotist to address the patient’s specific diagnosis, orthotic prescription and treatment goals.
At OrthotiCare Clinics, Our Custom Foot Orthotics are Made Using a 7 Step Process that Maximizes Your Function, Fit & Comfort:
What are some of the many Foot Orthotic Treatments that we provide?
- Custom, Prescription Foot Orthoses for adults and children
- Custom Sports Foot Orthoses (for running, walking, soccer, skiing, tennis, hockey, golf and more)
- Custom designed and made ballet PointeParts for pointe shoes
- Carbon Plate Foot Orthoses
- Custom Heel Orthoses, Heel Cups and Heel Lifts
- Hallux Valgus, Bunion splints
- Metatarsal Pads
- Inter-digital toe inserts
- Silicone Toe Sleeves
- Custom-made, prescription Orthopaedic Shoes and Boots
What are some of the conditions that our custom foot orthotics can help to treat?
Arthritis of the foot
Hallux Limitus Rigidus
Prominent Metatarsal Heads