OrthotiCare Clinics – Custom Foot Orthotics
What is a foot orthotic?
A foot orthotic is an orthotic device that can be inserted into footwear to 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 while it heals.
What is a custom foot orthotic?
A custom foot orthotic is made by a qualified professional, such as a Canadian Board Certified Orthotist. A superior custom foot orthotic is made from a plaster cast of the patient’s foot, held in a corrected position to maximize function and comfort. Corrections and modifications are made, during the the patient’s plaster slipper-casting, to address their specific diagnosis, orthotic prescription and treatment goals.
At OrthotiCare Clinics, our custom foot orthotics are made through a process that includes a full clinical and biomechanical evaluation of the patient, plaster slipper-casting (with modifications) of the patient’s feet, plaster-mould fabrication, and production of the custom foot orthotics from raw materials at our on-site fabrication lab. Final custom finishing adjustments are made at the fitting appointment, and we include a period of follow-up adjustments and care.
We make our custom foot orthotics onsite to ensure that the shape of your corrected foot cast is faithfully maintained throughout our entire process. Our goal is to provide you with superior quality custom foot orthotics that maximize your function, fit and comfort.
We also offer high-quality, pre-fabricated foot orthotics for those who do not require a prescribed custom orthopaedic solution. We can modify, and fit into footwear, any of the pre-fabricated foot orthotics that we carry. This option may be suitable for some children, when they are growing and will need additional pairs of foot orthotics in the near future.
OrthotiCare Clinics’ 7-Step Custom Foot Orthotics Process:
Some of the many Custom Foot Orthotic Treatments that we provide:
- Custom, Prescription Foot Orthotics for adults and children
- Custom and Pre-fabricated Sports Foot Orthotics (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 Orthotics, Cups and Lifts
- Hallux Valgus, Bunion splints
- Metatarsal Pads
- Inter-digital toe inserts
- Silicone Toe Sleeves
- Custom-made, prescription Orthopaedic Shoes and Boots
Some of the conditions that our Custom Foot Orthoses can help to treat:
Arthritis of the foot
Hallux Limitus Rigidus
Prominent Metatarsal Heads