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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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PRESCRIBING ORTHOTICS MAKES UP A BIG PART OF TORONTO  PODIATRISTS, TORONTO CHIROPODISTS, TORONTO FOOT DOCTORS OR TORONTO FOOT SPECIALISTS' TIME.  THEY ARE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT MEDICAL DEVICE WHICH IS USED TO PLACE THE FOOT IN THE NORMAL, NEUTRAL POSITION.  THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH A GENETIC DEFICIENCY KNOWN AS OVER-PRONATION.  THIS AFFECTS THE FUNCTION OF THE FOOT AND ANKLE AS WELL AS CAUSING MEDIAL ROTATION OF THE LOWER LIMB, WHICH CAN CAUSE DISFUNCTION AND PAIN IN THE KNEE, HIP AND SPINE AS WELL AS THE FOOT AND ANKLE.

MOST CUSTOM ORTHOTICS LAST APPROXIMATELY 2 YEARS IN AN ADULT.  MANY PATIENTS THINK THAT BECAUSE THE TOP COVER BECOMES WORN OVER TIME THAT THE ORTHOTIC IS NOT ANY GOOD ANY MORE.  THAT IS NOT TRUE IN MOST CASES, JUST THE TOP COVER HAS TO BE REPLACED AND THAT IS DONE AT THE LAB FOR A  MINOR CHARGE TO THE PATIENT.  IN CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE USUALLY THE ORTHOTICS HAVE TO BE REPLACED YEARLY AS THE CHILD'S FOOT GROWS.  IF THE CHILD OUTGROWS HIS SHOES HE ALSO WILL NEED NEW ORTHOTICS.  NEVER BUY YOUR CHILD A NEW SHOE AS THE OLD ONES WERE TO SMALL AND KEEP THE SAME ORTHOTICS.  THIS MIGHT BE MORE DETRIMENTAL TO THE CHILD THAN IF HE HAD NO ORTHOTICS.  

THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE CAN BENEFIT FROM CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  THEY ARE PREVENTATIVE AS THE HOLD YOUR FOOT IN THE NORMAL NEUTRAL NON WEIGHT BEARING POSITION.  I WILL TALK MORE ABOUT ORTHOTICS IN TOMORROWS BLOG.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE REGARDING CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT MY FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
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