Orthotics or Shoe Inserts 

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Directly from (OPMA) Ontario Podiatric Medical Association (Foot Specialists)

They state "Caution:  Not all orthotics are the same.  There are many companies and other providers who sell what they call "orthotics", but these shoe inserts are not much different from an off-the-shelf arch support. Arch supports push up against the arch and may provide some temporary or partial foot support, but they don't correct the problem and are not customized to your foot shape."  




OPMA continued.. Methodology to assure your orthotics are proper:

A Chiropodist/podiatrist will diagnose your foot problem................... then a complete biomechanical examination and range of motion measurements are performed to determine the nature of your foot

imbalance.  The corrected position of your feet is captured in a non-weight bearing position (not standing in a foam box or pins or a mat.)   Typically a plaster cast or a laser scan (seen in the pic)

is used to capture the proper foot shape and position......................... then sent to a specialized laboratory where about 25 steps are involved........









Cynthia Chan D. Ch (foot specialist) states "Every week at least 1 person comes in complaining they had orthotics made elsewhere but were not helping and unfortunaltely the orthotic industry is NOT regulated as anyone can make them."

She states there are many improper techniques where some orthotic providers ask the patient to stand (which she notes is incorrect) on a mat or/and pins push up against the bottom of the foot (or foam box) which tries to capture the arch shape. The problem is standing up flattens much of the arch and wonders how a proper impression or shape be simulated that way? Also there more to it. A thorough exam including measurements and watching the person walk is essential to finding out what "other" modifications the orthotic needs, not only the foot arch. 

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It's easy to schedule a time on-line to make your proper orthotics here   or
Call us at (416) 490-6918 to make an appointment

Healthy Advantage Foot and Orthotic Clinic has been featured on TV, has a 5 star Google trust rating and has a 98% customer retention rate! Exceptional service in a sterile clean facility. Check with your insurance provider for coverage as many plans provide.

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Healthy Advantage Foot and Orthotic Clinic located a few min's from hwy 404 and Finch or hwy 401 and Warden in Scarborough Ontario

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