orthotics Treatment in toronto
Custom Orthotic Treatment in Toronto

Do foot pain or discomfort limit your daily activities? At Premium Clinic in Toronto, we offer custom orthotic treatment to provide personalized support and improve your overall well-being. Walk with confidence and comfort. Contact Premium clinic to discuss custom orthotic treatment and take the first step towards pain-free movement.

Our Techniques of Custom Orthotic Treatment

Initial Assessment: The process starts with a detailed assessment of the patient’s feet, gait, posture, and symptoms. The practitioner may also consider the patient’s lifestyle and footwear.

Foot Impressions: Next, impressions or scans of the patient’s feet are taken. These can be done through different methods such as foam boxes, plaster casts, or 3D digital scans.

Custom Design and Creation: The foot impressions or scans are used to create a unique orthotic device tailored to the patient’s specific needs. The orthotics are usually made from materials like plastic, carbon fiber, or other polymers for durability and comfort.

Fitting and Adjustment: The custom orthotics are then fitted into the patient’s shoes. Follow-up appointments are often scheduled to ensure the orthotics are functioning correctly and make any necessary adjustments.

What is a Orthotic Treatment?

Orthotic treatment is a non-surgical approach to treating foot and ankle problems by using custom-made devices called orthotics. These orthotics fit inside your shoes and work by:

  • Supporting your arches and ankles: This helps to improve alignment and stability, reducing stress on joints and muscles.
  • Correcting abnormal foot mechanics: Orthotics can gently guide your feet into a more optimal position, preventing further problems.
  • Relieving pain: By addressing the underlying cause of your pain, orthotics can help you walk, stand, and run more comfortably.
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How Does Orthotic Work ?

Correcting alignment: When you wear orthotics, they gently guide your foot into a more optimal position. This can help address imbalances, like flat feet or excessive arch, that can lead to pain and discomfort.

Redistributing pressure: Orthotics provide support and cushioning in specific areas of your foot. This helps distribute pressure more evenly, reducing stress on overloaded areas and preventing pain from developing.

Improving shock absorption: The materials used in orthotics can help absorb shock as your foot strikes the ground. This can be especially beneficial for activities like running or jumping, where your feet experience high impact.

Providing proprioceptive feedback: Proprioception is your body’s sense of position and movement. Orthotics can stimulate certain points on your foot, sending signals to your brain about your foot’s position. This feedback can help improve muscle function and coordination, leading to a more efficient and stable gait.

Get Your Custom Made Orthotics in Toronto

Schedule a consultation: Our podiatrist will discuss your foot concerns, assess your gait, and examine your feet to pinpoint the root cause of your pain.

Get a precise impression: We use advanced 3D scanning technology (or traditional casting) to capture a digital image of your foot for a perfect fit.

Craft your custom orthotics: Our partner lab analyzes the impression and designs orthotics tailored to your unique needs and podiatrist’s recommendations.

Enjoy a perfect fit: You’ll try on your custom orthotics and our podiatrist will make any minor adjustments to ensure optimal comfort and support.

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Benefits of the Orthotic Treatment

Pain Relief: Custom orthotics are designed to align and support the foot, alleviating pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back.

Improved Biomechanics: By correcting abnormal foot function, custom orthotics can enhance the body’s overall movement and performance.

Prevention of Foot Disorders: Custom orthotics can prevent the progression of foot disorders like bunions, hammertoes, and plantar fasciitis.

Enhanced Comfort: As they’re individually designed based on the person’s specific needs, custom orthotics provide a higher level of comfort compared to over-the-counter inserts.

Increased Athletic Performance: For athletes, custom orthotics can help increase endurance, strength and performance by improving foot and lower limb function.

Am I a candidate for custom orthotics?

Orthotic treatment can be beneficial for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. A podiatrist or healthcare professional can assess your specific situation, such as pain from plantar fasciitis, heel pain, arthritis, or abnormal foot mechanics. If these issues are affecting your mobility and comfort, custom orthotics may be a good solution.

What happens during a custom orthotic consultation?

During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly assess your feet and any pain you’re experiencing. This may involve a gait analysis, a physical examination, and a discussion of your medical history and footwear habits. Based on this assessment, we’ll determine if custom orthotics are right for you and what type would provide the most benefit. We’ll discuss the different materials and designs available to create orthotics that best suit your needs and lifestyle.

What is the process for creating custom orthotics?

Once we determine the right orthotic type for you, we’ll take a mold of your feet to ensure a perfect fit. This mold is then used to create custom orthotics that provide the necessary support and correction.

How long does it take to get custom orthotics?

The time it takes to get custom orthotics can vary depending on the individual case. Typically, it takes one to two weeks after taking the mold for your orthotics to be ready.