Custom Orthotics and Footwear

“The key to better health could be right under your… toes”

What do my feet have to do with it?

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body and just like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.

Our custom orthotics and footwear help rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements. Orthotics augment your chiropractic care and add to your general health, no matter where your feet may take you in the future.

What are prescription orthotics?

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are actually biomechanical medical appliances, that are custom-made to correct your specific foot imbalance. 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 alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and have the advantage of being made from precise imprints of your feet.

How do they help?

Properly made orthotics are custom made to the support requirements of your feet, thus helping restore normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.

Family Chiropractic Centre uses innovative, comfortable orthotics that are a pleasure to wear, as they gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips and spine. Over time, the custom orthotic support will bring you relief from fatigue and pain, allowing you to enjoy daily activities comfortably.

How would I know if I had a problem?

The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics can include any one of the following:

  • Localized foot pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes
  • Arch or heel pain
  • Leg or knee pain
  • Hip, back, or neck pain

Types of Orthotics and Shoes

Click here for a list of recommended running shoes for different foot types.

  • Aetrex
  • Merrell
  • Asics
  • Brooks
  • Dr. Martens
  • Hush Puppies
  • Ecco
  • Birkenstock
  • New Balance
  • Hi-Tec
  • P.W. Minor
  • Florsheim
  • Blundstone
  • Clarks
  • Many more brand name shoes

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