The average person takes 8000 to 10,000 steps a day. That is a lot of strain and impact on our feet. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort. The arches of our feet are under constant strain, and are susceptible to imbalances and injuries. Custom orthotics are specifically designed insoles to correct your foot imbalance. By bringing your feet into proper alignment, they also affect the alignment in your knees, hips, pelvis and lower back. They reduce pain and discomfort, as well as rebalancing your feet during activity. Custom orthotics are made after a detailed assessment of your gait, running mechanics (if you are a runner) and foot position. A mould of your foot is taken and the orthotics are manufactured at a lab, specifically for your needs. Orthotics fit comfortably into your shoes, and can be designed for running shoes, dress shoes, loafers, flats and high heels. Orthotics are great tools for preventing injuries and optimizing your physical health. We recommend that every client be assessed for custom made orthotics. Runners, walkers and athletes will especially benefit. Orthotics also benefit clients who are experiencing:
- Plantar Fasciitis or Foot Pain
- Flat Feet
- Knee Pain
- Hip or Back Pain
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At Foundation Physiotherapy, we are pleased to be linked with Premier Orthotics Lab. They are well regarded for locally manufacturing the highest quality orthotics.Custom Orthotics are covered by most insurance plans. Some plans may require a physician requisition. Please check with your insurance provider or speak with a physiotherapist for more information.