Have you ever had hip or knee pain and wondered what might be causing it? Do you suffer from lower back pain or osteoarthritis, but traditional treatments such as massage and physio aren’t helping the pain go away?
It could be you need a pair of custom orthotics to help give your body better support when you walk.
Fallen arches, heel spurs and bunions can lead to serious pain all over the rest of your body, but orthotics can significantly reduce the effects of these common ailments.
Why? Orthotics are specially fitted to your foot to provide support through the distribution of pressure and realigning the foot joints while standing, walking or running.
The Glen Abbey Physiotherapy offers exceptional expertise in the area of orthotics.
Patients are fitted using a Dynamic Gait Scan and a Static Impression.
This gives a better understanding of how you step indicating whether your feet are straight when you walk, whether you favour a particular side of your foot and how your foot lands on the ground.
The information from the Dynamic Gait Scan is transferred to a computer screen so you can see the exact strong and weak points of your foot and get a true impression of how you walk.
Once the condition of the foot is understood, a moulding is taken and an orthotic insert created to realign the foot. This helps patients walk straighter, taller and allows their feet to land in the proper place every time.
The result is improved movement and relief from pain symptoms.
Who Needs Orthotics?
It’s not just the elderly who can benefit from orthotics. Many athletes and individuals with medical problems such as diabetes, back pain or spinal conditions have experienced improved health as a result of orthotics.
The inserts can relieve the symptoms of soft tissue inflammation such as plantar fasciitis, a condition experienced by many athletes or people who spend a lot of time on their feet.
Once you get your orthotics, it will take time to adjust to walking better. To ensure you get the right fit, the Glen Abbey Physiotherapy offers a six month, no questions asked return policy. This lets you feel confident knowing that the team at the centre wants you to feel healthy and will work with you to find the perfect fit.
To learn more about orthotics or to arrange a consultation phone Glen Abbey Physiotherapy at 905-827-3593.