Steps To Creating an Orthotic
1) Biomechanical Assessment
An assessment of the foot/leg is performed weight bearing and non-weight bearing. Proper range of motion will be performed from the foot all the way up to the hip. Special attention will be placed on areas where you feel the most pain and discomfort. Here we can also assess for any other foot conditions such as bunions, hammer toes/or dermatological issues.
2) Gait Analysis
You will be asked to walk down the runway to analyze you gait dynamically. By watching the way you walk naturally, we can see what contributing factors may be leading to your foot pain.
3) Casting for your orthotics
Your feet will be casted in a Non-Weight Bearing position and will be casted using Plaster of Paris or with a laser to create a 3-dimensional mold of your foot. We DO NOT cast for orthotics using foam box or walking-over-a-mat system as we do not believe these methods capture the proper mold of your foot.
Your 3-D molds will be sent to a specialized lab in the United States to be custom manufactured.
We will call you as soon as your orthotics arrive and have them fitted to your feet to ensure a proper fit. They will then be fitted into your shoes.
6) Follow-up Visits
We will book you for follow-up visits to ensure the orthotic is working properly and your feet are pain free! All orthotic adjustments and follow-up visits are free of charge! We stand behind our orthotics and also have a lifetime guarantee for the breakage of the shell of the orthotic.
Please feel free to book your appointment at our Whitby office, or Toronto Office. Now serving- Bowmanville, Courtice, Oshawa, Whitby, Brooklin, Ajax, Durham, Pickering, Scarborough, Toronto, Etobicoke, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Markham, Thornhill.