CUSTOM ORTHOTICS IN YOUR HOME
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Our certified Chiropodists and Podiatrists come to your home and follow all Toronto Public Health Guidelines.
The well-being of our clients and practitioners is of the utmost importance, and we continue to take all necessary steps to operate in a safe and responsible way.
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Most extended health insurance programs cover custom orthotics, so take advantage of your benefits to maintain optimal health.
Your Orthotics Questions Answered
WILL MY ORTHOTICS CORRECT MY FOOT PROBLEMS?
Orthotics will not permanently change the structure of your foot but they will correct how your feet and, by extension, your ankles, knees, and hips function, thereby providing significant relief. In some cases, orthotics can prevent or delay the progression of certain painful conditions, thereby decreasing pain. Some examples are plantar fasciitis, flat feet (overpronation), bunions, corns and calluses. Orthotics can also help alleviate knee, hip and back pain.
ARE ORTHOTICS ALWAYS BIG AND BULKY?
Absolutely not! Orthotics can be made fit just about any type of shoe, or sport-specific footwear. From flats and heels to basketball, tennis and squash shoes to skates, soccer cleats and ski boots ... we've done it all.
SHOULD I BE WEARING MY ORTHOTICS ALL THE TIME?
Orthotics are like glasses, they only help when you're wearing them.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET USED TO NEW ORTHOTICS?
Everyone's different and it depends on several factors like:
- if you have worn orthotics before
- your age, height and weight
- the activities you're using your orthotics for
- and more!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AND STORE-BOUGHT ORTHOTICS?
Custom orthotics are made specifically for YOUR individual needs, to address your unique biomechanical inefficiencies, foot pain, injuries, etc. They are constructed after a detailed clinical assessment is performed by a Chiropodist or Podiatrist.
OTC (over the counter) arch supports or insoles are mass produced, providing limited relief and can be used as a temporary solution. Since they’re not specifically made for you, store bought orthotics cannot effectively treat long-standing foot issues or correct biomechanical foot problems. Learn more in our blog post about the difference between custom orthotics and store-bought insoles.
WILL MY NEW ORTHOTICS FIT ANY SHOE?
Most custom orthotics will fit in multiple shoes. You do not need to buy new shoes for your orthotics.
During your initial assessment, you can discuss different options based on your foot condition, lifestyle, and current footwear.
HOW LONG DO CUSTOM ORTHOTICS LAST FOR?
Orthotics last for different lengths of time based on the following criteria:
- How often you wear them
- Your weight
- Type of activities (E.g. High impact vs low impact)
- Care of orthotics
We recommend that you book a consultation with your Chiropodist or Podiatrist once a year, to assess your orthotics and to discuss any changes in your foot condition or lifestyle.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY ORTHOTICS APPOINTMENT?
DO I NEED TO WEAR SPECIAL SHOES WITH MY ORTHOTICS?
Absolutely not! We can make orthotics that fit almost all of your shoes. Please bring your most commonly worn shoes to your appointment and the Chiropodist will make sure they order orthotics that will fit in those shoes.
*NOTE: For your safety, all HealthCasa Chiropodists will be adhering to additional COVID-19 precautions according to Toronto Public Health guidelines.
The feet represent the base of the kinetic chain, and each subsequent joint above the feet can be considered a ‘link’ in the chain, much like a stable house is built upon a strong foundation
Custom orthotics are designed to reduce the pressure and loading of the plantar fascia, so you can keep moving pain free.
The stabilizing heel cup and custom arch support improves comfort and and reduces forces on the muscles and ligaments of the foot, decreasing foot fatigue.
The supportive arch is custom designed according to the size and shape of your foot, offering a healthier alignment and reducing uneven loading and pressure.
Orthotics offer custom support for high arches, allowing you to distribute weight and pressure evenly across the entire surface of the foot.
Improving the Kinetic Chain
Orthotics help to relieve pain in the foot, heel, ankle and lower leg by placing these joints back into their natural alignment so that they ‘track’ properly, move more efficiently, and with significantly less discomfort.
Knee, hip and back pain
By properly aligning the foot and ankle, there is often also a reduction in knee, hip and back pain, since the foundation of the ‘kinetic chain’ (i.e. the feet!) is being properly aligned.
For your convenience, Chiropody, Podiatry and Orthotics services
are available 7 days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
in the Greater Toronto Area.