At York-Med Physiotherapy, we offer custom-made orthotics that promote optimal functional balance in your joints helping conquer pain associated with the foot and other related disorders.
A custom-made foot orthotics is a device designed to realign the proper positioning for your foot, controlling its motion, redirecting it and reducing stress to your foot, ankle, knee hip, and your lower back joints. Orthotics help secure proper positioning of your foot, ankle, and knee bones. They also ensure optimal balance and flexibility, while primarily improving ankle range of motion. Furthermore, orthotics and insoles help keep the ligaments, joints, and muscles aligned, which can help relieve stress and tension in our legs and lower back.
There are many benefits of wearing orthotics for foot pain and associated disorders when it is needed. At York- Med physiotherapy we recommended it only if our diagnostic process deems it necessary.
At York-Med we use a 3D laser scanner in non-weight bearing status. Most insurance companies are asking for this method since it is a science-based approach and gives the best outcome compared to 2D or foam approaches. We provide an in-depth biomechanical gait analysis by assessing your gait pattern and your feet biomechanics. As movement experts, we are able to evaluate any limitations throughout your body to ensure orthotics are appropriate for your optimal health. We demand high-quality products so we work with high end and reputable companies to make sure you regain your mobility and wellbeing with optimal comfort. After a full and careful assessment our therapists will recommend different orthotics based on these facts:
- Nature of your injury and level of your activities
- Reason and goal for using the orthotics
- Functional design for optimal effect and a high level of wearable comfort
- Breathable, skin-friendly knit to adapts your every movement, without irritation or slipping
- Your budget
Some of the most common reasons that we use orthotic are plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, severe arthritis or diabetes, bunions, knee and hip pain, Achilles tendonitis, recurrent Ankle sprain, Shin Splints, etc.
Orthotics help secure proper positioning for foot, ankle, and knee bones. They also ensure optimal balance and flexibility, while primarily improving ankle range of motion. Furthermore, orthotics and insoles help keep the ligaments, joints, and muscles aligned, which can help relieve stress and tension in our legs and lower back.
The poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
- Localized foot pain
- Bunions, hammer toes
- Arch/heel pain
- Leg/knee pain
- Hip or back pain – even neck pain
Check your extended health care benefits if you could be covered for custom orthotics.
For more information please consult your York Med physiotherapist.