What Are Orthotics?
Orthotics are custom-made inserts that fit inside shoes.  Their purpose is to restore natural foot movement.  Orthotics allow  joints to be aligned correctly and promote efficient transmission of the forces of standing, walking, jogging, running and jumping.  As a result, they help to reduce foot, back and leg pain by improving function and efficiency.  Your individual foot structure is captured in foot impression.  The orthotics are then fabricated , using these measurements, by computerized equipment to suit each person’s individual needs.

Who needs orthotics?
Orthotics benefit people with foot pain or discomfort due to imbalance. Some imbalances include flat feet, excessive pronation, bow legs, knock knees, pigeon-toes, and high-arched feet.  However, many biomechanical problems are less obvious, and are not detected until symptoms occur.  Orthotics are very beneficial for people who walk or stand excessively at work, who are active in sports, overweight, and people with special needs such as diabetics or the elderly, to name just a few. Specific conditions which may be helped by orthotics include heel pain, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, shin splints, calluses, corns, bunions, hammer toes, cramping, aching or tired legs, as well as low back pain.

Why Do We Need Customized Orthotics?
Custom-made orthotics are shaped to accommodate and re-align your feet and ankle bones to their neutral position, restoring natural foot function. At Joint Rehab, a physiotherapist or chiropodist will take the time to do a biomechanical and gait analysis prior to casting   your orthotics. Each patient’s orthotics are  designed from our professional prescription specifications.  They are built to meet the individual biomechanical and lifestyle needs of each of our patients.