We offer both Custom and Non-Custom arch supports/insoles through a reputable Canadian Orthotic Company called THE ORTHOTIC GROUP. This company is based out of Toronto, Ontario and has a Podiatrist, Chiropractor and Physiotherapist on staff as Co-Directors representing each of the three health disciplines.
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. Custom orthotics look like insoles, but are Medical devices that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The semi-flexible plastic body/shell which makes up 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. Some symptoms which may have arisen due to abnormal foot mechanics may be resolved with implementing custom orthotics into your treatment plan.
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip and back pain
Our custom orthotics can be designed to fit many types of footwear. For instance, if you are a female wearing a narrow shoe, the DRESSFLEX orthotic is designed to fit into very narrow footwear.
Non-custom orthotics provide our patients with a more affordable arch support which will provide mild to moderate foot and ankle support without having to go through the custom design process. Three Non-Custom orthotic types are available; Functional, Casual and Sport. These orthotics will allow patients the chance to try using inserts without having to commit to a more-expensive, custom designed option.
Adapted from The Orthotic Group website http://www.theorthoticgroup.com/PatientSite/OrthoticFAQ.aspx