The average person takes 8000 to 10,000 steps a day. That is a lot of strain and impact on our feet.
The foot and ankle are the foundation for the overall posture of the skeletal body. Abnormal foot mechanics cause stresses that can lead to numerous foot problems as well as leg, knee, hip and lower back pain. 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 provide support, control, stability, absorb shock, and relieve pressure on uncomfortable or sore areas. 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. Orthotics are only manufactured after a podiatrist has conducted a complete evaluation of your feet, ankles, and legs, so the orthotic can accommodate your unique foot structure and pathology.
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
At Hamilton Physio & Rehab, we are pleased to be linked with The Orthotic Group, Canada. They are well regarded for 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.