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Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom arch supports, or custom foot orthotics, are medical devices used to re-align the joints in the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. When prescribed and manufactured properly, they are effective in the treatment of many ailments including arch and heel pain, ankle pain, and even hip and back pain.

With the increase in awareness of foot health, there is an overwhelming number of establishments issuing arch supports. Unfortunately, the patient is often unaware of the difference in techniques used to manufacture such devices. At the Niagara Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre, the chiropodist prescribes and fits all custom made arch supports to ensure the proper diagnosis and techniques are used.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Our Approach

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Symptom History

Your detailed symptom history is taken by the chiropodist, and your foot is examined to diagnose your foot ailment.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Foot and Ankle Analysis

The chiropodist will perform a weight-bearing foot and ankle analysis to determine if there are any mal-alignments of your lower extremity.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Casting

Feet are casted with plaster in the most stable position. A non-weight-bearing position is important as it ensures that your foot deformity isn’t captured in the impression.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Molding

The casts are then modified as per the prescription and special materials are molded to your foot casts.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Manufacturing

These materials are then manufactured to fit into your shoes and special materials are added to your devices for comfort.

Niagra Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centere

Custom Fitting

Each orthotic is fit by the chiropodist to ensure the proper fit and function are achieved.

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