Orthotics and Compression Hosiery

Orthotics
At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre we are pleased to offer our clients full service orthotics prescription fitting and follow-up and an extensive choice of shoes and sandals supplied through the Orthotic Group.

Talk to us!  We can customize an orthotic to help correct your specific foot and body imbalance.  Our clinic has a wide variety of orthotics and orthotic shoes and sandals for children, adults, diabetics, skiers, skaters and golfers.  We even have steel-toed work boots!  To have a look at our complete line of orthotics, drop in to the clinic to see our brochure and display or check out The Orthotic Group’s website at www.theorthoticgroup.com.

What do my feet have to do with it?

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.
What are prescription orthotics?

What is compression hosiery?

Medical gradient compression hosiery promotes better venous flow which helps to control swelling, varicosities and let fatigue and other problematic leg conditions. Please refer to theorthoticgroup.com to view further information and sample selection. Also, have question “do i need a drs note”. with answer: We don’t require a doctor’s note to fit and dispense your compression hosiery however your extended health insurance often requires one to be reimbursed.

What are prescription orthotics?

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

How do they help?

Properly made orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of your feet. They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.

How would I know I have a problem?

The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics include any one of the following:

  • localized foot pain
  • bunions, hammer toes
  • arch/heel pain
  • leg/knee pain
  • hip or back pain

What do I need to know before I book an appointment?

If you think you have Extended Health coverage for orthotics you need to phone your provider and ask the following questions.

  • Can a Registered Physiotherapist assess and fit your orthotics?
  • How much coverage do you have?
  • How often does your coverage renew?

By asking these questions ahead of time you will be prepared to book your appointment with Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre.