OrthoticsCustom Foot Orthotics Relieve Pain and Improve Biomechanics.
A custom foot orthotic is made specifically for you following a full assessment with our chiropractor, Dr. Kevin Chu. Orthotics are made from three-dimensional models of your feet and are designed to meet your unique and specific biomechanical needs.
A custom-made foot orthotic can be:
- Accommodative – where the primary goal is to deflect pressure away from ulcers, callosities and painful pressure points.
- Functional – a device primarily designed to control foot and lower leg biomechanical function
Initially, a new foot orthotic may feel intrusive and it may take you a few weeks to get accustomed. We recommend that you wear your new orthotic for less than an hour on the first day. Each subsequent day, you should gradually increase the amount of wear time. A foot orthotic should never be painful to wear.
Benefits of Orthotics
Orthotics can help reduce pain in the arch, heel or toe joints, as well as other parts of the body that are affected when your feet aren’t in balance or functioning properly. Orthotics can help correct posture and help you become more efficient at walking, standing, running and playing sports. Some common conditions treated with custom orthotics include:
- Plantar fasciitis (heel pain)
- Shin Splnts
- Heel spurs
- Flat Feet
- Metatarsalgia (ball of foot pain)
- Perineal Tendinitis/osis
- Achilles Tendinitis/osis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Back, Hip, Knee Pain
- Patellofemoral syndrome
Book an initial assessment with our chiropractor.
If the need for a custom orthotic is determined, we submit the paperwork to your insurance company for pre-approval.
3-D moulds of your feet are then prepared and sent to the orthotics lab off-site.
Once the custom orthotic is ready for pick up we will contact you to schedule a fitting.