Custom Orthotics

Here are some interesting foot facts.

  • your feet have 25% of all you body’s bones
  • on average, you will take more then 7000 steps a day
  • you exert more then 100 tons of force through your feet/day
  • you will walk about 3/4’s of the way around the earth.
  • We walk on hard concrete floor and surfaces.

The combination of all this wear and tear as well as feet that begin to “flatten” can result in all kinds of aches and pains all over your body.

What are custom orthotics/orthopaedic footwear?

Your feet are the foundation of your entire body. Orthotics are shoe inserts engineered to help your feet maintain the alignment of the body. So we're not just talking about solving a foot problem with orthotics, we're talking about fixing a body problem.

If you're out of alignment, your whole body can suffer. The ankles break down, the knee bends inward, the hip drops, the back tries to compensate, straining muscles from the lower back to the shoulders.

Orthotics realign your feet to a more normal position, restore balance, improve sports performance and serve to eliminate or reduce foot, back and leg pain by improving function and efficiency.

Orthotics are particularly effective in relieving the fatigue and discomfort associated with prolonged walking and standing which is often the cause of the development of arthritis within the foot. Foot orthotics are custom made to fit each person’s feet.

Why do we need orthotics?

The human foot was originally 'designed' for walking on natural surfaces like earth and sand. Unfortunately, we spend every day walking on hard, modern surfaces. This causes the foot to pronate (roll inward) to gain ground contact, which increases internal tibial rotation and lowering of the arch structures.

As a result, over 50% of the population suffer from misaligned feet and legs as the natural 4 degree rearfoot varum angle is lost due to excess pronation.

In turn, this may contribute to a range of symptoms including plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, bunions, tibial stress syndrome, patello femoral pain, ilio-tibial band syndrome, lower back pain - even headaches.

Who would benefit from orthotics?

  • Anyone with tired, aching feet
  • If you are on their feet all day
  • If you have knee, hip or back pain*
  • Athletes
  • People with weight problems
  • People with flat feet, foot pain (plantar fasciitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, heel spurs)
  • Arthritic feet and diabetic feet
  • Senior
  • Children with flat feet

Our facility is located in the beautiful The Kingsways neighourhood on Bloor West Street in South Etobicoke.