Best Place for Orthotics in Ottawa!
Are you looking for the best place for custom orthotics in Ottawa? Then look no further!
What are Orthotics?
Custom insoles are designed to treat various biomechanical foot problems and aid in calf, shin, knee, hip and lower back problems! These custom-tailored orthotics are what we recommend and prescribe at Back to Health.
Firstly, our custom-made orthotics are designed from the gait analysis software assessment of the feet (see Gait Analysis/ Foot Scan). This information is then transmitted via modem to the Footmaxx laboratory. It is further analyzed to evaluate the biomechanical problems of the feet which then aids with the knees, hips and lower back!
The Metascan software specifies a prescription for your custom foot orthotics. They are made from materials which allow for thinness while providing strength and durability. The materials will vary depending on the type and style of orthotics ordered.
Watch this video to learn more about how your feet can affect your body!
Will they fit into all of my shoes?
That depends on the orthotics you need and the types of shoes you typically wear. For example, the Footmaxx allsport orthotic is designed with an athletic shoe in mind. This type of shoe generally has a fully-removable insole. Furthermore, there are a variety of dress shoes, both men’s and women’s, that have removable insoles. Many of those shoes work well with the allsport orthotic. However, some dress shoes do not have removable insoles or have a very narrow toe box. In this case a dress orthotic would be designed so the orthotic can be more streamlined and thin to fit properly in the shoe.
There is a selection of specialty insoles available for specific sporting activities, such as skiing, running, hockey, basketball, football, tennis, soccer and cycling. There are also ones designed with the elderly in mind (such as those designed for arthritic feet). Moreover, there are special top coats to accommodate sensitive, diabetic feet.