A custom orthotic is an orthopedic device designed to treat or adjust various biomechanical foot disorders. They look like insoles but are custom-tailored medical appliances crafted to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes - they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.
At our clinic, we work with two veteran companies in the industry to bring you the highest-quality, most comfortable customized orthotic on the market. The Orthotic Group is a Canadian company that has been in business since 1985 and manufactures all orthotics at its base office in Markham. Our U.S. manufacturer is Foot Levelers who has been in business since 1952.
View our selection of custom orthotics by clicking the links below.
Who Should Use Custom Made Orthotics?
Custom made orthotics are used to correct poor foot mechanics, which may present as one or more of the following:
Localized foot pain
Hip or back pain - even neck pain
One side of the sole of your shoe wears out faster than the other
Your toes are not straight
Your feet point inward or excessively outward when you walk
You frequently sprain your ankle
In addition to treating active symptoms, custom made orthotics can be used to prevent future foot problems. For example, flat feet or very high arches can be asymptomatic for years; however, they can silently generate abnormal biomechanical stresses and over time weakens the muscles, ligaments, and joints of the feet. Furthermore, since our musculoskeletal system is a kinetic chain, having proper support at the base can help to promote better spinal alignment and a more balanced posture.
Orthotic footwear is a carefully selected line of off-the-shelf or stock footwear that can accommodate custom orthotics. We offer a variety of brand-name footwear for different usage: casual, dress, athletic. We also offer a selection of boots, sandals, clogs and even flip-flops.
Your order would include the selected footwear and a pair of custom made orthotics. The orthotics are custom-fitted to the selected footwear.
You can view our selection of orthotic footwear by clicking the links below.