We depend on our feet to support us for the majority of our day;
that’s why foot pain can’t be ignored.
There are many different reasons that contribute to foot pain – arthritis, diabetes, and the overall lifestyle. Most of us don’t realize the impact we cause on our feet daily. As we strike at the heel and every time a step is taken during walking and running the impact resonates to the knee. The stress caused during heavy lifting, weight gain and pregnancy also cause a lot of strain on the foot and the body. The alignment of the entire body depends on a functional foot. If the feet hurt, they can damage other areas of the body because of favoring the painful area of the foot.
We have 26 bones in the foot, blood vessels, nerves, muscles, and soft tissue. It’s amazing that in the foot alone, there are 33 joints and over 100 different muscles, ligaments and tendons! So, when the foot hurts, it can become a challenge to figure out and pin point why and where it’s happening exactly.
Arch pain is very common. There are a few reasons why it can occur. It normally starts due to strain on the fascia, which creates inflammation – Plantar Fasciitis. This stress is usually caused by fallen arches or a tight Achilles tendon. It can also occur after trauma or bruising to the bottom of the foot.
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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