Canadian Certified Pedorthist
Serving Paris, St. George, Kitchener & Brantford
Your feet play a very important role in your day-to-day life. We ask them to tolerate all sorts of forces and movement and sometimes pain develops.
A custom-made foot orthotic is a device inserted into your shoe designed to efficiently position your foot and lower limb to better manage load or forces. Excessive tissue forces can be altered allowing for injured tissues to heal and optimal function to be restored. The exact shape and design of the foot orthotics will depend on a detailed biomechanical examination and gait analysis, as well as your activity and footwear preferences.
The body is connected in what is called a kinetic chain, therefore the way the feet function has implications on the rest of the body. The correct footwear and foot support can act to improve function and relieve tissues of abnormal stresses, both in the foot and higher up in the kinetic chain.
Conditions often treated by a Pedorthist: