Entries in custom orthotics (4)


Pes Planus


Pes Planus - Flat Feet


What are Flat Feet?

Pes planus or flat feet is a postural deformity relating to the collapse or flattening of the medial longitudinal arch. It can also be referred to as hyperpronation or overpronation. Although there are varying degrees of collapse, people are still able to live completely pain-free with flat feet. 

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Custom Orthotics vs. Store Bought Orthotics

When weighing the options between a pair of custom orthotics vs. a pair of store bought orthotics there are a number of things to consider.

The Pedorthic Association of Canada defines store bought orthotics or over the counter foot orthotics as “mass-produced devices that are not unique to any person”.

Custom orthotics are defined as “an internal foot appliance which is manufactured from a three dimensional image of the foot, and made from raw materials.  Custom orthotics can accommodate bony deformities,

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Orthotic FAQ

What Is A Custom Orthotic? A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the correct position. They look like insoles, but are medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. The carbon fiber body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole - and they have the advantage of having been made 100 percent custom for only your feet.

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Custom Orthotics

If required, all ages can benefit from a foot orthotic. From mild discomfort in the foot to severe problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, a foot orthotic can help a wide range of patients. A detailed assessment from a footwear and orthotic expert such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist can confirm if a foot orthotic will assist a patient with a particular foot, leg, or even back problem.

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