The custom orthotics we'll design for you at our Ottawa clinics are inserts made to be worn inside your shoes and that have been designed specifically for your own feet. You'll enjoy improved balance, fewer aches and pains and many other benefits by treating your condition from the ground up. Our two Ottawa locations offer custom orthotics services to athletes and others throughout the Ottawa region as part of a multidisciplinary practice that includes sports medicine doctors, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists and others.
At Athlete's Care Ottawa, we understand how custom orthotics can help an athlete's overall performance along with helping everyday people live their lives. The feet are made up of a surprising 26 bones, some very tiny and all working together to maintain your balance and keep you moving. Misalignments and imbalances can cause problems with ordinary activities like walking and can lead to back and leg pain among other problems.
Your feet also keep your weight distributed evenly as stand or walk. Imbalances will extend through your musculoskeletal system from your feet to your ankles, knees, hips and spine. The imbalances create undue stress on specific parts and areas throughout the body. "Putting your best foot forward" is a figurative saying but it holds true when it comes to biomechanics too. When your feet are correctly aligned, your first point of contact as you move is optimized. When the alignment is off, your body has to work harder to walk or run.
Our Ottawa Athlete's Care team will assess your feet and your movements for misalignment and any abnormalities or imbalances. We will also use a precise footprint to create the orthotic in a lab. Their assessment may include observation of things like the patterns of wear in your shoes and callusing on your feet. You'll be instructed on how to wear, use and care for properly to ensure the longest possible life.
Custom orthotics designed by our Ottawa based healthcare team are made to fit inside your shoes to cushion your feet and rebalance weight distribution throughout your body. They will provide for a correct alignment of your feet, ankles, legs and hips and will thereby reduce the stresses on your entire body. They can help in the management and treatment of many conditions – and not just those directly involving the feet – including,
• Foot issues such as metatarsalgia, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, flat feet
• Chronic pain to knees, hips and lower back, including the symptoms of degenerative disc disease and scoliosis
• Osteoarthritis in the knees, hips, pelvis or low back
• Bursitis in the ankle, knee or hip
• Chronic ankle sprains and calf strains
• Achilles, patellar, gluteal and hamstring tendonopathy
• And more
Our Ottawa clinics can provide custom orthotics using a variety of materials in a thickness designed for you. They can be designed for casual or athletic footwear or skates, allowing flexibility as they realign the body from the feet up.
The conditions that may require prescription orthotics can be varied and orthotics are most often offered in conjunction with other treatments at our Ottawa facilities, including physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy services among others.
At Athlete's Care Ottawa we highly value our interdisciplinary environment that allows optimal patient care with a broad spectrum of input from healthcare professionals from sports medicine doctors to chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons.
Call or visit our convenient Ottawa locations on Bank Street or Merivale Road to make an appointment for a custom orthotics consultation today.
Please note that while custom orthotics are covered by most extended healthcare benefit plans, it is important to consult your policy or group plan administrator prior to treatment as specific conditions may apply, including pre-determination plans.