Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. When a small problem develops in your feet, even just a subtle change in the way you walk can affect your posture and walking mechanics. In turn, this places added stress on other joints in your body, which often leads to more serious problems.
Allowing for Proper Foot Function
Custom orthotics (also referred to as prescription orthotics) look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical devices designed to correct improper foot function. Custom orthotics are worn inside your shoes, providing support, alignment and balance to help your feet function the way in which they were intended.
Custom Orthotics in Toronto, Using State-of-the-Art Technology
Custom orthotic services are offered at each of our clinics throughout Toronto and the GTA. HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinics use TOG GaitScan, a revolutionary diagnostic tool that helps healthcare practitioners assess and analyze your feet. As you walk across a pressure plate, the GaitScan system uses thousands of tiny sensors to capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time. From your step, a 3D computer model is made and findings are printed in a report that helps the doctor evaluate your feet and determine if the pain you are experiencing is due to an abnormal foot function. If you need orthotic therapy, the GaitScan information is used to manufacture custom made orthotics made specifically for you and your feet.
Benefits of Custom Made Orthotics
How Do Orthotics Help?
Custom orthotics are molded to support the specific requirements of your feet. They help restore balance and alignment in your body by addressing the root cause of your discomfort: foot function. By gently correcting foot abnormalities, custom orthotics help reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and discomfort in the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Over time, as custom orthotics correct the biomechanics of your feet, they relieve you of pain and fatigue, allowing you to enjoy your daily activities in full comfort.
Combined Treatment Plans
Custom orthotics may also be used to complement other physical therapies. Healthmax Physiotherapy’s multidisciplinary approach to healthcare makes it easy for us to combine and integrate different treatment options. When custom orthotics are incorporated into an overall treatment program, recovery time may be reduced and long-term prevention maximized.
To find out whether or not custom orthotics are appropriate for you, contact us today.