When walking is painful, your entire quality of life is reduced. We believe that a mobile body is a healthy body, which is why you won’t find better custom orthotics anywhere else.
What Makes Our Custom Orthotics the Best in Edmonton?
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They help align your foot so you will be using the right muscles at the right time, minimizing fatigue, strain due to overuse, and allowing your muscles to be used more efficiently. At Proactive Physiotherapy, custom orthotics are created using data collected from a complete biomechanical, functional, and gait analysis using a 2D or 3D Scan Mat.
How Custom Orthotics Work
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 semi-rigid body of the orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and deducting certain motions that takes place during the gait cycle, while still allowing the fine movement used for stabilization and proprioception (joint awareness and sense of balance) in your intrinsic foot muscles.
Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise 2D/3D images of your feet. Whether you are an athlete, business executive, a person that works on their feet all day, or simply someone that wants to reduce pain and move better, ask us how custom orthotics can benefit your health today!
What Custom Orthotics Treat
Experience relief with custom orthotics when you have:
- Arch Pain/Planter Fasciitis
- Heel/Foot Pain
- Heel Spurs/Bunions
- Flat Feet/Over-pronation
- Lower Back Pain
- Hip/Knee/Ankle Pain
- IT Band Syndrome
- Leg Pain/Shin Splints
Your Custom Orthotic Care Questions Answered:
Aren’t orthotics unsightly?
No. In the past orthotics referred to special shoes which where often bulky and unfashionable. Thanks to Scan Mat, your custom orthotic will be a slim and trim insert that fits into most of your footwear. Most people will not even realize you are wearing an orthotic.
Are custom orthotics uncomfortable?
Absolutely not. What is uncomfortable is suffering needlessly from one or more of the ailments listed above. Our custom orthotics are soft, pliable, and gently put pressure where you need to relieve your pain. They are comfortable to wear and help restore alignment, balance, and posture.
How do I know if I need orthotics?
Any time you are in physical pain but don’t know why, you should have a full physiotherapy assessment. We can determine if your back or neck pain is caused by an orthotic issue. However, some signs are more readily apparent. Foot pain, foot injury, being prone to rolling your ankles or slipping a knee joint – these are issues that can be improved with custom orthotics.
So, all I need is an orthotic to fix my pain?
In some cases yes, but in other cases custom orthotics are used in conjunction with other treatments. During accident recovery, for example, custom orthotics can help with realigning your body, but you may also require whiplash treatment or concussion management.
Can I get custom orthotics for my sporting footwear?
In most cases, yes. Orthotics can be made for ski boots, skates, running shoes, etc.
How can I afford custom orthotics?
Most health benefit plans cover custom orthotics. ProActive Physiotherapy direct bills your insurance company and is happy to check your coverage before your appointment.
How do I get the best custom orthotics in Edmonton?
We are committed to being your local physiotherapy and sports clinic of choice, and that means you’ll find the most advanced equipment and the most professional and caring service right here at ProActive Physiotherapy. We accept referrals and personal appointments. Contact us today so you can put your best foot forward.