Who Needs Custom Orthotics?

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

Orthotic assessment will include a detailed history, gait observation (pattern of walking), orthopaedic testing, gait analysis by using a gaitscan which scans the foot, maps foot pressure and produces a 3D image to make your custom orthotic. This assessment will take approximately 45 minutes. Dr. Julie callan-Near will work with you to determine the best custom orthotic for you. On average  it takes 2  to 3 weeks for the orthotics to be made and then will have a follow up appointment to do a fitting.

What Is A Custom Orthotic?

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 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 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 

 

Custom Orthotics can be made for several different types of shoes and feet;

  • casual
  • dress shoes
  • golf cleats
  • soccer cleats
  • court shoes
  • ski boots
  • skates
  • diabetic feet
  • running shoes
  • safety boots/shoes


Contact Us: 37 Landscape Dr. Oro-Medonte, ON

705-220-4996