Talk to us! At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre, we can customize orthotics to help correct your specific foot and body imbalances. Your Orthotic Assessment will be performed by a Registered Physiotherapist and supplied by Alpha-Orthotics.
We also offer Medical gradient Compression Hosiery / Stockings which come in a variety of standard and fun materials to meet your fashion needs.
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. 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 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?
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.