Diabetes is commonly accompanied by foot pain.
Custom orthotics can help ease the discomfort.
Many complications can be associated by diabetes. It disrupts the vascular system, which can create severe problems to the feet. Type I Diabetes is considered as juvenile diabetes, usually associated with heredity. Type II is commonly referred to as adult onset diabetes due to poor diet. Peripheral Vascular Disease is the narrowing of the arteries. This condition frequently leads to a significant decreased circulation, which contributes to the diabetic foot. The lack of oxygen and nutrition supplied to the skin and other tissues impairs the healing process. Neuropathy can cause insensitivity or loss of sensation to feel pain, heat or cold. Daily foot inspection is critical to decrease the chance of severe foot complication. Undetected minor cuts or blisters can result and lead to ulceration and possibly amputation.
We create orthotics by hand, customized to your individual needs and specifications. Plastic or rubber, full length or ¾ length, hard or cushioned, count on us to take care of all your orthotic needs!
Wearing the wrong shoe can cause injury and long-term damage to your body. It is crucial to retire your old shoes when they are worn out and find the proper fitting shoe for your foot.
Stretching is important for a number of reasons. Tight muscles can result in muscle fatigue, inflammation and micro-tearing in the foot and / or the Achilles tendon.
The assessment is complimentary and included in the price of the orthotics. There’s no obligation to purchase.
The initial appointment usually lasts approximately one hour. We will take the time to note your history, listen and then do a series of different tests to determine the underlying problem causing the pain. A full explanation and demonstrations of the findings will be shared and discussed with you for possible therapies to resolve the condition(s).
Two to three pairs of well-worn footwear to see the wear patterns at the bottom and to give us an idea of the types of footwear you prefer. If you have a prescription or a recommendation from your physician, please bring it as well.
We can make several types of orthotics to accommodate your needs.
* Plastic Orthotics – Full and 3/4 Length
* Rubber Orthotics – Aggressive, Medium or Mild Support – Hard or Cushioned
* Soft and Cushioned Orthotics – Full and 3/4 Length
* For Daily Use, For Casual Wear & Sport Orthotics
* Relief for Pressure Areas and Ulcers
* Motion Control for In-Toeing and Out-Toeing
* Thin for Casual and Cobra for Dress Shoes
* Children Orthotics from Ages 3 and up
We Can Accommodate:
Running Shoes, Waking Shoes, Casual Footwear, Winter Boots, Safety Footwear, Dress Shoes, Sandals, Slippers, Cleats, Skates, Ski Boots
Your hand-crafted foot orthotics are created to your specific needs in our own laboratory and will be ready approximately 7 days after your initial assessment.
Our Warranty Includes: working with our clients until they reach comfort and satisfaction at no extra cost – Most adjustments are done on-site while you wait
You don’t require a prescription to get an assessment. If you decide to purchase orthotics you will need a detailed prescription specifying custom orthotics and a reason why you require the orthotics to be eligible to claim reimbursement through your private health care insurance. With a prescription you also save all taxes and if you don’t have extra insurance coverage you can claim the cost on your income tax.
Yes. All our Pedorthists are fully certified under the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada and continue to pursue education in the field to improve their knowledge and abilities in Pedorthic Therapy.
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