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Custom Orthotic Therapy

Custom Orthotics

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your foot, subtle changes in the way you walk create a chain reaction that affects your posture and the mechanics of how you walk. These changes place stress on the joints higher up in your body. This may lead to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain or back pain.

What Is A Custom Orthotic?

Custom orthotics are a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom 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. The plastic 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 from precise imprints of your feet.
You can choose from:

  • Casual Orthotics
  • Dress Orthotics
  • Sport Orthotics (Run, Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Soccer, etc.)
  • Speciality Orthotics (Diabetic, work footwear)
  • Sandals with Custom Foot beds

Who Needs Custom Orthotics?

Your chiropractor can prescribe custom orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance. You can help your chiropractor by discussing any nagging foot, leg, or back problems, and even by simply asking if your feet could be part of the problem.

  • Arch Pain
  • Heel Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Hammer Toes
  • Flat Feet
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis (heel spur)

A Chiropractor Is a Great Choice for Making You a Custom Orthotic

Dr. Vince has been prescribing and dispensing custom Orthotics for over 25 years. Chiropractors are a great choice to diagnose and fit your Custom Orthotics because they are trained to see your body as a whole entity. The source of dis-ease and dysfunction in your body might not originate where the pain is and a chiropractor’s training is geared to determining the root of your pain.

What Should I Do?

If you are experiencing symptoms or if your chiropractor detects a foot abnormality during your initial visit, a computerized gait analysis, to see what your foot does while you walk, will be scheduled at a later visit. If the scan results show imbalances, then you will be referred to Dr. Vince for an additional examination of your feet and lower extremities to determine if you are a candidate for orthotic therapy.
If you are not an active patient at our clinic, feel free to make an appointment for a complimentary consultation.

Technology to Assist Design of Custom Orthotics

Your foot is in contact with the ground for less than one second. Imagine trying to determine normal or abnormal foot function with the naked eye in a quarter of a second? This is too difficult to do accurately for even the most experienced practitioner. The GaitScan system records your gait as you walk across the pressure plate. This enables us to have a clear picture of your foot mechanics and determine whether you would benefit from wearing custom made foot orthotics.
The TOG GaitScan™ System is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing your biomechanics. GaitScan™ has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists with choosing custom orthotic and/or shoe solutions.

Extended Health Benefits

If you have an extended health plan, you must meet the requirements of your Health Benefits Insurance Company. All health benefits plans are different. You should either call the insurance company or your employer to find out what paperwork they require.
YOU MUST ASK the following questions:

  1. Name of EHC provider
  2. How often are you eligible for a pair of orthotics
  3. What amount/ percentage is covered by your provider?
  4. Type of doctor eligible to write prescription
  5. Can a chiropractor dispense the orthotics
  6. Does your EHC require a 3D volumetric foam cast

Dr. Vince Sinclair, Dr. Morgan Sinclair & Dr. Casey Sinclair
Mississauga, Ontario Chiropractors | (905) 826-0900


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