About Custom Foot Orthotics
Custom foot orthotics are corrective devices made to assist a foot that fails biomechanically, to function normally. Orthotics are made to control abnormal foot function, re-establish proper weight distribution and improve overall biomechanics.
Toronto residents can benefit from orthotic inserts or orthotic footwear. Even if you don’t suffer from any obvious foot pain you may have some biomechanical imbalances that could lead to problems later if left untreated. Moreover, some clinical conditions may be present without any obvious foot problems. Subtle imbalances in the foot are amplified as they go up the leg, knee, hip and back creating symptoms of pain in other areas of the body without presenting in the feet.
Your Foot and gesund Custom Foot Orthotics
At gesund in Toronto our orthotics are truly custom. We first perform a clinical biomechanical evaluation to determine the amount of correction necessary. Then a neutral position plaster foot mold of your foot is taken to yield a positive plaster cast. Your orthotic is derived from this platform with the corrections necessary to address your specific situation. The proper use of these corrective devices should significantly reduce a patient’s symptoms or foot related pain and discomfort. Some conditions may be severe and have already undergone osseous (bone) change. In this case the custom foot orthotics will prevent further damage and promote soft tissue restoration.
Some conditions commonly helped by the use of orthotic footwear include:
- Achille’s Tendonitis
- Diabetic Neuropathy
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fascitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
However as previously mentioned, EVERYONE can benefit from the use of custom made orthotics.
Custom Fit Orthotics are not covered by OHIP. You may be covered under your existing insurance policy from work or Extended Health plan. Check with your benefits plan to see if you have coverage.
Orthotics from gesund are manufactured by Orthotic Energy, a 100% Canadian owned and operated company. Following your evaluation at gesund, a neutral position foot mold is sent to the Orthotic Energy Professional Podiatry Lab where a positive cast is produced. Specially selected thermoplastics are vacuum heat molded to your positive plaster cast.