At Performance Sports Therapy, we provide our patients with the best fitting orthotic to meet their individual, biomechanical and lifestyle needs.
What are Orthotics?
Our prescription orthotics are custom made using a unique blend of materials that are best for that particular person. Whether made for a casual shoe, athletic shoe or skate, these foot orthotics provide enough rigidity to support the feet, while offering the foot the right amount of flexibility to properly absorb forces on the ankles, knees, hip and spine.
When you think of orthotic therapy, you might think of plaster cast molding – and you would be correct. But orthotic therapy (custom inserts worn in shoes) is in the midst of major technological advancement. Metascan™, a computerized gait and pressure analysis system from Footmaxx, is an innovative diagnostic tool that analyzes foot function when a patient stands, walks or runs across a mat. The result is a computerized gait analysis report that provides a thorough clinical assessment to help the doctor prescribe custom orthotics – literally within minutes.
What can Orthotics Help?
Orthotics have been shown to help conditions such as:
SI joint pain
Low back pain
Diabetics with neuropathy
Runners with hyperpronation
Patellofemoral knee pain
Osteoarthritis of the knee
Since many mechanical conditions often arise from a biomechanical gait abnormality, orthotics are often prescribed in combination with treatments such as chiropractic and physiotherapy.
- Covered by private insurance plans
- Not covered by OHIP
- Payment required