Custom orthotics can be used to treat or prevent motions that can cause injury and redistribute pressure to alleviate pain. Three common types of foot orthotics are:
Custom orthotics are made specifically for your feet by a qualified chiropodist in which impressions are taken of your feet. The casts are used by a qualified technician to make orthotics that are unique to your feet.
Customized orthotics are usually a result of standing on a computerized force platform. The information taken is used to modify a pre-manufactured insole. Though a force platform is an effective way of evaluating some pressure distribution issues when used by a qualified professional, it is not the same as a custom orthotic.
Off-the-shelf products are what are usually found in drug or sports stores. These are sometimes recommended by professionals to treat minor foot problems.
Foundation Chiropody understands that young feet need time and proper protection to develop properly. Your child’s foot is physically different from an adult foot and should be checked from an early age. From advising you on proper footwear to the treatment of nail and skin conditions, we can help. We can even prescribe pediatric foot braces or custom orthotics in Mississauga.
Pediatric foot problems are typically a result of:
Congenital and developmental conditions
As a trusted source of orthotics in Mississauga, Foundation Chiropody stresses the importance of appropriate screening and diagnosis to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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