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Custom Orthotics

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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. 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. Additionally, specific modifications such as heel lifts, heel cushions, heel spur pad, etc. can be built directly into the insoles to help treat various foot imbalances. 


At our clinic, we work with an industry veteran Canadian company which uses the innovative laser 3D scanning technology and a detailed, highly crafted manufacturing process to produce comfortable and functionally effective custom orthotics to fit any lifestyle.

Who Should Use Custom Made Orthotics?

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Custom made orthotics are used to correct poor foot mechanics, which may present as one or more of the following:

  • Localized foot pain

  • Arch/heel pain

  • Bunions, hammertoes

  • Heel spur

  • Leg/knee 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. 

Custom Orthotic Sandals

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Did you know that you spend most of your time out of your normal shoes without orthotics? Many people tend to wear regular slippers or worse yet unsupported flip-flops when they are at home, during the summer or on vacation. Give your feet a break with a comfortable pair of custom sandals with built-in orthotics and personal style. 


How it works?

  1. 3D scanning of your foot to ensure perfect sizing. No more frustration about being in between sizes or difficulty with finding narrow or wide width.

  2. Choose your style of sandals. Select materials and colours for the uppers, interlinings, footbed and the outsole of your footwear.

  3. After the fitting and designing process, your sandals wills be hand made by shoemaker specialists in Portugal using high-quality materials and 'ecological' leathers.

  4. The completed footwear will then be sent back to Canada where it will be combined with the custom insoles hand crafted by our Canadian Orthotic company.


You can view our selection of custom made sandals for women and men by clicking the link below.

  • What is chiropractic and how does it work?
    One of the largest primary care professions in Ontario, chiropractic is an evidence-based, non-invasive, hands-on natural approach to health and wellness care. Doctors of Chiropractic do not use drugs or chemicals; instead they manually correct restricted or misaligned spinal joints by performing an “adjustment”, also known as spinal manipulative therapy (SMT). When one or more of the spinal joints have lost their normal range of movement, the resulting irritation of tissues within the joint can cause pain and lead to biomechanical impairment. This condition is known as a Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). Left uncorrected, VSC can lead to early spinal degeneration and poor health. Chiropractic care corrects subluxations and thus reducing any pain or dysfunction related to irritation of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession, recognized by statute in all Canadian provinces and American states. According to the Canadian Chiropractic Association, about 4.7 million Canadians sought Chiropractic care in 2019.
  • What is a chiropractic adjustment and is it safe?
    A chiropractic adjustment is a highly skilled and precise procedure applied manually to a spinal joint to restore proper motion and position. There are many different ways to adjust the spine. The primary method is to use the doctor’s hands. Other techniques involve the use of a specialized instrument or table. Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively and is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of neck and back pain, and certain headaches. It has an excellent safety record. However, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects. Even common over-the-counter medicines carry a risk. Our doctors work closely with patients to determine what treatment options appropriately balance risks with potential benefits. Comprehensive initial histories and examinations allow us to rule out any contraindication to care. On rare occasion, if a patient’s medical history and/or current health suggests greater risks versus benefits to obtain chiropractic care, we would recommend other available natural therapies such as acupuncture or massage.
  • When should I see a chiropractor?
    Eight out of ten Canadians will experience back pain at some point in their life, and at least one third of people in Ontario will have back pain at any given time. For many people, the pain can keep them away from work, school or even their day-to-day activities. If pain causes interruptions and restrictions in the activities of your daily life then you should consult a health care provider. Chiropractors are highly educated and extensively trained to assess, diagnosis, treat and prevent conditions disorders of the spine, joints, muscle and nervous systems. These disorders may include back pain, neck pain, headaches, referring pain in your arms and legs, etc. Many patients including, seniors, find that treatment helps them to maintain mobility and good range of motion. Pain should never become a way of life, especially when there is qualified help available. There are many reasons to seek chiropractic care: work, accidents, sports injuries, household chores, even the stress of daily living can cause painful joint and spinal problems. Even if you do not have painful symptoms, chiropractic care can help you maintain healthy spine and joint function.
  • What are some of the benefits of chiropractic care?
    Chiropractic care can: Improve movement and function in your neck, shoulders, back, torso and extremities Improve your posture Provide relief from headaches, neck and back pain Help prevent work-related muscle and joint injuries Improve your flexibility and range of motion Relieve pregnancy-related back ache Correct gait and foot problems
  • How long before I see results?
    There is no way to say for sure, because so much depends on your vitality and whether your condition is acute or chronic. Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms after several weeks. For others it takes even longer. Age, lifestyle, amount of spinal degeneration present, ergonomics, and emotional stress all play a role in how fast or slow someone responds to care. The people that tend to respond very quickly to care usually also practice other good health habits, like a properly balanced diet with good nutrition along with exercise and getting enough sleep. It’s impossible to predict but rest assured that we will keep you up-to-date on your progress while you’re under care.
  • How long will I have to come for treatment?
    It completely depends on you and what your goals are for treatment. Our clinic offers three types of care: Relief Care: We focus on dealing with symptoms, reducing the inflammation and increasing the mobility of stiff areas in the spine. This portion of the care is superficial and only touches the top layer of the problem. If you merely want symptom relief, you come only for as long as it takes to get out of pain, which might be 6-12 visits. Sometimes that number is less, sometimes that number is more. Corrective Care: This is where we actually start to correct the spine and progress into rehabilitation (stretches and exercises). This is extremely important to one’s care since it allows us to work on the root cause of the problem. As symptoms reduce or disappears, the focus is restoring and maintaining proper joint motion and alignment, strengthening muscles and supportive tissues and postural correction. This is a more permanent approach and of course takes more time to achieve. Maintenance/Wellness Care: This is where we move into maintaining your progress. Regular adjustments promote proper spinal alignment and nervous system function. As things are under control, we now look at the big picture to “optimize” your health. We look into nutritional factors, amount of exercise, sleep pattern, levels of stress and coping mechanisms, the whole works! This type of care is part of a healthy lifestyle and designed for those who want to be at their best. From pain relief to wellness, the choice is yours how far you want to take your health.
  • Can children get chiropractic care?
    Definitely. We have adjusted babies and every stage of life from there on. Naturally there are changes in the techniques that are utilized but we find that children respond particularly well to Chiropractic care.
  • What if my insurance doesn't cover chiropractic care?
    Your health is your best investment, so invest wisely. Each of us is free to place a different value on our health. While it is convenient when an insurance company or third party helps pay the bill, you should keep in mind that whether your insurance will or will not cover your costs should not be the only factor that goes into your choice to accept Chiropractic care. Don’t allow the profit motive of a corporation to dictate what’s best for your health.
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