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 GET CUSTOM ORTHOTICS IN KITCHENER 

Custom orthotics are medical devices designed to facilitate proper function and foot alignment. They are custom-made to aid in correcting common foot problems, including plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, arthritis, diabetic foot ulcers, high arched feet and flat feet.

A properly fitted device will ensure that your foot achieves the right position at the right time while contacting the ground. So, it is crucial for you to rely on professionals when it comes to orthotic devices. Podiatric Consultants has 50 years of experience in creating effective custom orthotics.

HOW DO ORTHOTICS WORK?

Orthotics are prescribed as a conservative approach to treat certain foot conditions related to the faulty function or lack of support of the foot during weight bearing. A few of the more common ailments addressed with an orthotic are heel and arch pain (Plantar Fasciitis), pain in the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia or Sesamoiditis), Flat Feet, High Arched Feet, Intoed Gait Pattern in children, painful calluses by off-loading, especially in diabetics with chronic wound formation. Orthotics can be made of different materials, but the primary motives remain the same: to optimize foot function and to minimize the biomechanical stresses that cause foot problems and pain, and postural problems. At Podiatric Consultants, we follow a dedicated process for the prescribing and manufacture of your custom foot orthotics consistent with time-proven best practices.

We create a plaster of Paris cast mold or a three-dimensional laser image scan of your feet.
Often, radiographs (x-rays) of the feet, along with a biomechanical examination and gait analysis, are acquired before obtaining the mold or scan.
The orthotics are dispensed to you by the podiatrist.
Follow up visits post dispensing of the orthotics are required to ensure comfort and that the established treatment goals are achieved.

TYPES OF ORTHOTICS

Orthotics can be constructed to accommodate various needs, depending on your specific conditions:

Soft Orthotics
The soft orthotics effectively absorb shock, increase balance, and take the pressure off your uncomfortable or sore spots. They are usually constructed of soft, flexible, and compressible materials and may be easily adjusted.
Semi-rigid Orthotics
These orthotic devices facilitate dynamic foot balance while walking or participating in sports. These are an aid to the athletes or sportspersons. Each sport is unique, so each orthotic needs to be constructed appropriately according to the requirements of that specific sport.
Rigid Orthotics
The rigid orthotics are designed to control foot function. They are made of a strong material such as plastic or carbon fibre and are used primarily for walking or dress shoes. They are durable, do not change shape, and are difficult to break.
Orthotics for Children
Orthotic devices can also treat foot deformities in children. The devices can be fitted into a normal or athletic shoe. As children’s feet develop and change shape, different orthotics may be needed to fulfill the changing requirements.
Other Orthotics
There are other types of orthotics for different requirements, including multidirectional sports or edge-control sports. They can be fitted within the ski boot or ice skate boot. Combinations of semiflexible and soft material are used to accommodate painful areas.

ORTHOTICS TIPS

Wear shoes that complement the functionality of your orthotics.
Keep your orthotics with you while purchasing a new pair of shoes.
Wear socks similar to those that you plan on wearing while purchasing the shoes.

Visit our podiatrists for a consultation for your orthotics. 

MEDICALLY EFFECTIVE ORTHOTICS

Your feet are the foundation of your body, so the right orthotics can make a positive difference.

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