Why choose orthotics from Cynthia Chan??
98.6% of Cynthia's orthotic patients return satisfied for their next pair
Foot orthotics are "not" regulated devices as anyone can make/sell them, be concerned... Cynthia has extensive experience to perform the correct "non weight bearing arch capture position" that correctly identifies the natural FULL shape of your foot arch. How can a foam box, upward shaping pins or walking on a mat capture the FULL arch when standing? It's flattening the arch! The result will look like an orthotic, but is a true mis-interpretation of your foot shape and is NOT providing full support, how could it be? You won't buy glasses with 1 lens, so why on earth would you settle for less than 100% support from your orthotics? Request an orthotic consultation here.
When we make orthotics for you, you know they’ll fit right & benefit you. If for any reason they break or aren't comfortable, we'll make it right (warranty included.) For kids we have an "out-grow" program where we will replace your childs orthotics free of charge if they out grow them within 6 months.
While you may have purchased orthotics from someone other than a chiropodist or foot specialist, chiropodists are fully trained in the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means (Chiropody act, 1991.)
Also, in most cases, insurance companies will only recognize prescriptions for orthotics from chiropodists, podiatrists or medical doctors. Hmm.. we wonder why...?
How can a foam box, upward shaping pins or walking on a mat capture the FULL arch when standing? It's flattening the arch! We use the proper non-weight bearing process to capture the arch
Types of Custom Orthotics
Semi-Rigid Orthotics – These offer protection and control. They are ideal for walking and sports participation and are made up of layers of soft material as well as reinforced with rigid materials.
Rigid Orthotics – These help realign your feet and are used for walking and/or dress shoes. They are made from harder materials, such as plastic or carbon fibers.
Soft Orthotics – These contain protective materials that are accommodating to your feet. They help absorb shock, can improve balance, and are used for arthritic, diabetic or deformed feet.