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Custom Orthotics

Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.

It's important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, 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 produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day! That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe! That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet.

In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.

Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.

Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of overall health. Using state of the art technology, we are able to scan your foot, showing dysfunction. Using this data in concert with clinical assessment allows us to accurately make the best orthotic for you.

Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints... the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.

Why purchase custom made orthotics?

Custom made orthotics rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movement.

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes—they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Over time, custom orthotics support your course of chiropractic care and bring you relief from fatigue and pain, allowing you to enjoy daily activities comfortably.

How do I know if I need orthotics?

Common symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any of the following:

  • Localized foot pain
  • Bunions
  • Arch/heel pain
  • Leg/knee pain
  • Hip or back pain—even neck pain

Why choose our custom orthotics over the competitors?

Your foot is in contact with the ground for about .8 of a second when walking and .25 seconds when running. Imagine trying to determine abnormal function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second?

The GaitScan Equipment used at our office records the pressure of your foot 300x a second using thousands of sensors. Being 4 times more sensitive and 4 times faster than the leading competitive scanning system, it allows us to accurately determine clinical necessity and create the best orthotic for your foot.

The scanning data is sent to The Orthotics Group laboratory along with other relevant exam findings where a skilled technician forms the orthotic specifically for your feet.

The Orthotics Group is a Canadian company that has been leading the way in Custom Orthotics since 1985. They use only quality materials that are guaranteed for life not to break under regular use.

In addition, we want you to be confident that your orthotics fit and feel the way they should. If you have any problems we will modify them at no charge for 90 days after purchase.