Custom foot orthotics are made to help correct any misalignment in the foot, improve a person’s posture or alleviate pain in the foot or leg.
Custom-made orthotics are different from over the counter inserts that you can buy at any store because they are specially made to conform to the unique shape of your foot. A biomechanical assessment, stance and gait analysis of your legs and feet will be conducted before it can be determined if biomechanical issues are present and orthotic use is needed. If orthotic therapy is indicated, a non-weight bearing STS plaster cast of both your feet in subtalar joint neutral position will be taken and used for orthotic fabrication. It is important to have proper footwear if you will be wearing custom-made orthotics. Once the orthotics are ready, you will be scheduled for an orthotic dispensing appointment to ensure that the orthotic fits you and your footwear. When you first wear orthotics, we will instruct you to gradually adjust to wearing them over a period of 1-3 weeks until you can tolerate wearing orthotics all the time as you go about your day. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled in about four to six weeks to monitor your progress with the orthotics.
If you have questions about custom-made foot orthotics, you can contact us at 416-299-1508.