Your feet are the foundation for your entire body every day when you stand, walk, run, participate in sports or even drive to work. They continually endure high forces from your body and the ground, which can result in poor walking patterns, dysfunctional foot biomechanics and body imbalances, often leading to pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, back and even neck.
Custom made foot orthotics provide individualized structural support to help relieve high pressure areas by stabilizing and cushioning the bottom of your foot. This allows for a pain-free and efficient walking pattern, and corrected body alignment by decreasing forces that go through your feet and up to the rest of your body. Problems such as flat feet, calluses, bunions, diabetic feet, hammer toes and foot pain can all be addressed and corrected for with the use of custom orthotics.
Orthotics are beneficial in the prevention and treatment of a variety of foot, knee and back disorders, and allow you to keep up your active lifestyle. There are various types of orthotics available to ensure they fit into your footwear, including casual, dress, sport and accommodative orthotics.
Here at First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, we offer custom orthotic therapy using plaster casting. This is the optimum method of accurately capturing the anatomy and contours of the plantar aspect of the feet while in a non-weight bearing position. A biomechanical assessment and gait analysis are performed to ensure the best orthotics are provided to suit every person’s individual needs.
Come in or call First Markham Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation to schedule a custom foot orthotic consultation and purchase a pair of high-quality custom orthotics today!