Custom orthotics are specially designed to address a specific foot type and activity. They consist of high-density rigid plastics and foams. Pathway Physiotherapy uses the highest quality custom made orthotics for our patients.
What Can Custom Orthotics Do for Me?
Our feet are one of the most used parts of our body. They also carry most of our body weight, making them vulnerable to stress and injury. Custom orthotics help the feet by providing support and cushion, relieving them of pressure and discomfort. But these are not the only benefits of custom orthotics. They also:
Correct Any Abnormalities in the Feet
Not everyone is born with the same feet. Some have abnormalities that cause them pain and discomfort. Custom shoe orthotics correct the underlying cause; thus, eliminating the pain.
Promote Proper Alignment and Healthy Range of Motion
Your feet play a major role in the proper alignment of your ankles, knees, and back. If your feet are not properly aligned, they can cause pain and affect your movement. It can also create stress in the tissues and structure of your back. Custom insoles return your feet to their proper alignment. When this happens, you eliminate back, knees, and ankle pains.
Improves Athletic Performance
Pain and discomfort in your feet can affect your performance. Whether you’re running, playing tennis, or other types of sports, pain can slow you down. Custom orthotics save you from all of these by relieving your feet from pressure while correcting any incorrect postures.
Conditions that Need Custom Orthotics
- Knee pains
- Plantar fasciitis
- High arches
- Flat feet
Orthotics are used to address a variety of foot conditions. The device provides patients with the best treatment outcome. Aside from wearing orthotics, you will be advised to change your footwear, exercise, and take medications in some cases.
Steps for Getting Custom Orthotics in Oakville
Getting your custom shoe orthotics from Pathway Physiotherapy is as easy as 1-2-3!
Our assessment at Pathway Physiotherapy includes:
- Biomechanical Assessment: this includes testing your range of movement and function.
- Pathological Assessment: We look at other factors that might have caused foot abnormalities, like injuries and certain health conditions.
- Footwear Analysis: This evaluates whether adjustments are needed for your footwear.
Using the three criteria above will help us determine the right orthotic prescription for you. We will also help you choose the right material so you will have optimum support. If you are a senior or have sensitive food problems or serious injuries, we will fit you with softer and more flexible orthotics to lessen the pain in those sensitive areas.
If your condition requires you to have additional foot and ankle support, we will provide custom-made orthotics after we make an assessment.
After your custom shoe orthotics arrive from the lab, you will have a fitting session. During this time, we will teach you how to put your orthotics properly. We are here to provide support from day one until you become confident using your custom orthotics. That includes having a regular monthly check-up for the first three months to ensure they are working as they’re designed to be.
Will My Custom Orthotics Be Covered by Insurance
Each insurance policy has different coverage, so we recommend checking with your insurance provider whether they cover custom insoles. Pathway Physiotherapy will provide documentation and assist you with your insurance claim. Rest assured that we will help you every step of the way.