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Orthotics are shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal, or irregular, walking pattern. Orthotics are not truly or solely "arch supports," although some people use those words to describe them, and they perhaps can best be understood with those words in mind. They perform functions that make standing, walking, and running more comfortable and efficient by altering slightly the angles at which the foot strikes a walking or running surface. 
Chiropodists prescribe orthotics as a conservative approach to many foot problems or as a method of control after certain types of foot surgery; their use is a highly successful, practical treatment form. 
Orthotics take various forms and are constructed of various materials. All are concerned with improving foot function and minimizing stress forces that could ultimately cause foot deformity and pain.

 

different orthotics

Orthotics can be made to fit nearly any shoe type. When purchasing orthotics, keep the shoe gear you will be using in mind. Multiple pairs are also an option. Orthotics can be designed for specific sports. Any orthotic can be made full length or half length depending on individual needs.

 

Foot orthotics fall into three broad categories: those that primarily attempt to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection.

different orthotics

  • Rigid Orthotics
  • Soft Orthotics
  • Semirigid Orthotic
  • Orthotics for Children

 

Orthotic Tips

  • Wear shoes that work well with your orthotics.
  • Bring your orthotics with you whenever you purchase a new pair of shoes.
  • Wear socks or stockings similar to those that you plan on wearing when you shop for new shoes.
  • Return as directed for follow-up evaluation of the functioning of your orthotics. This is important for making certain that your feet and orthotics are functioning properly together

Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics has been providing high quality Custom Foot Orthotics since 1980.  We only deal with the finest labs to ensure that the patient receives a product that they are happy with.  All of The Foot Specialists whom I employ are highly educated and skilled.  If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.  A name you can trust, always.

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

 

416-465-8737

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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