Why Getting Professionally Fitted for Custom Orthotics Is Worth It?

Custom orthotics are custom-made devices to support the feet and ankles, relieving pain caused by overpronation. They can be made out of a variety of materials, including plastic or silicone. This makes them more effective than off-the-shelf insoles because they provide better support for your feet and legs, helping you avoid injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, or back pain caused by poor biomechanics during physical activity. At Yonge Cummer Rehabilitation Clinic, our team of physiotherapists can help you get the perfect custom orthotics for your feet. Our therapists will evaluate your specific needs and concerns to determine the best type of orthotic for you. How Do Physiotherapists Use Custom Orthotics? Custom orthotics can be used to treat a wide range of conditions. These include:
  • Ankle sprains, strains, and tendonitis
  • Knee pain (patellofemoral syndrome)
  • Hip pain (hip impingement syndrome)
Physiotherapists use custom orthotics in conjunction with other treatments, such as physiotherapy or massage therapy. The first step is always an assessment by your physiotherapist so they can determine what type of custom orthotic would be most beneficial for you based on your specific needs. Acupuncture Treatment and Massage Therapy Acupuncture treatment is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points on your body. A professional acupuncture will leave the needles in place for a few minutes to stimulate certain nerves and muscles, which can help reduce pain and inflammation. Massage therapy is another type of alternative medicine that uses hands-on techniques like rubbing or kneading muscles to improve blood flow, increase flexibility and relieve stress. Most massage therapists also may use heat or cold packs on sore areas to reduce swelling or stiffness in your joints. When combined with custom orthotics from your physiotherapist, acupuncture and massage therapy can help you manage chronic pain caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis and knee osteoarthritis.

Who Can Use Custom Orthotics?

Custom orthotics are designed to provide support and comfort for the feet. They can be used by a wide range of individuals, from athletes looking to improve their performance to people seeking relief from chronic pain or discomfort in the feet. Custom orthotics can also be beneficial for car crash patients who have sustained an injury or trauma that has caused damage to the foot structure. By being custom-made specifically for each individual patient’s unique needs and circumstances, they offer superior support and stability while providing relief from any pain associated with those injuries due to improved alignment of the foot when walking or standing. With proper use and care, custom orthotics are an effective way to help heal damaged feet after a car crash so that patients can get back on their feet again as quickly as possible!

Custom orthotics can help those suffering from a variety of foot conditions and injuries. With proper use and care, custom orthotics are a great way to get on the road toward healing after any type of injury or trauma that has affected your feet!

Mon – Fri: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Sun: Closed

5925 Yonge St,
North York, ON M2M 3V7

Our physiotherapists are experienced in helping people with various conditions such as:

chronic painful conditions

neck and back pain

headaches or jaw pain

shoulder pain

knee injuries

Plantar Fasciitis