Custom-made Comfort in Oakville
Did you know that the average person takes 8,000 steps per day?
That's a lot of pressure applied on your feet. Due to our daily hectic schedules, foot health has become an increasingly important part of our lives.
Each individual’s feet interact differently with the ground, which affects the use of joints, muscles, and tendons in the foot. By stabilizing and balancing your feet, custom made orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.
Conducting a thorough bio-mechanical analysis and custom fitting will allow us to produce the ideal orthotics for you. Custom orthotics are bio-mechanical medical appliances that are made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Therefore, they are covered by most extended health insurance plans.
Helping YOU achieve relief – now and in the future!
WHAT ARE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS?
Orthotics are custom made inserts placed inside the shoes with the purpose of treating bio-mechanical foot disorders that can cause foot, knee, hip, and low back pain. Orthotics provide support, stability, cushioning, and the correct alignment necessary to keep your feet, ankles, and lower body comfortable, healthy, and pain free.
How are Orthotics Fitted?
At Oakville Injury and Pain Relief, we only use the best form of technology to correctly diagnose your complaint. Patients undergo a detailed history, physical exam and an in-depth bio-mechanical gait analysis. After all testing is complete, a foam cast impression of each foot is taken and then sent to the lab to be precision crafted.
By offering to cast your foot in the true neutral position resulting in a tailor-made orthotic device that helps correct the underlying cause of bio-mechanical imbalances.
HOW DO THEY WORK AND WHY ARE THEY EFFECTIVE?
With poor foot mechanics, either the wrong muscles contract during movement or the correct ones contract out of their proper, critical sequence. Your muscles and tendons eventually fatigue and the arch support breaks down, causing microscopic tears that trigger a cascade of dysfunction, inflammation, scarring, and in some cases, degeneration. By correcting foot alignment, your feet can work properly and pain-free.
"The Foot Bone’s Connected to the . . . Back Bone?"
Your feet are the foundation of your body. They support you when you stand, walk, or run. They help protect your spine, bones, and soft tissues from damaging stress as you move around. Your feet perform better when all their muscles, arches, and bones are in their ideal stable positions.
Your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body. Even a small abnormality in foot function can have a big impact on your other joints, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can be tough on your feet. Discomfort and strain on your feet can lead to pain in other areas of the body, including your ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, and neck.
Are orthotics right for you?
Test yourself to find the answer.
- Do you stand or walk on hard surfaces for more than four hours daily?
- Do you participate regularly in any physical sport?
- Are you age 40 or older?
- Have you had prior knee, back, or neck injury?
- Do you have joint pain while standing, walking, or running?
- Do you have “knock knees” or bow legs?
- Do you have obvious foot problems (bunions, corns, flat feet, callus build up, etc)?
- Do your feet “toe out” when you’re walking?
- Are your feet sore on a regular basis?
- Did your parents have foot related problems?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you suffer from heel spurs, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, or pain in your ankles, knees, hips and/or low back, please call us at (905) 338-5558 to see how custom-made orthotics can help you to feel better from head to toe!
When your Chiropractor designs a custom fit orthotic, it will be made with functional correction that is specific to the structure of your foot. This will ensure that your foot will be aligned correctly during walking, standing and running or competing in sport.
A custom fit foot orthotic can be the answer you have been searching for many years!
Orthotics at Oakville Injury & Pain Relief
Here at Oakville Injury & Pain Relief Center, we offer a wide array of orthotics made specifically for dress shoes, casual outings (sandals, boots, shoes) and sport shoe designs for runners, golf, soccer and hockey most other sporting activities.
*NOTE: As most insurance policies cover custom fit orthotics, compression stockings and orthotic shoes, check your individual insurance company to see how you qualify for coverage.
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