Are all orthotics created equally?

No! There are many different types of orthotics that we carry at Back to Health. Dr. Barbara Rodwin, our orthotic specialist will, based on the patient’s symptoms and the dynamic gait analysis, determine what type orthotics would benefit a patient the most and which accommodations or postings need to be built into the patient’s orthotic.


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These accommodations and postings are specific to the patient’s needs for their feet.  Some names for them are: lesion accommodation, heel-maxx (for heel spurs/heel pain), met bar (calluses, toe pain/numbing), horseshoe pad (plantar fasciitis, heel pain), morton’s extension (bunions, limited movement of first toe/arthritis).

Types of Orthotics

At Back to Health, we can help you with a wide variety of types of orthotics geared to what you do. To find out about which kind would be best suited for you, book a gait analysis with our chiropractor.

  • Dress
  • Fashion cut
  • All sport (multi-purpose)
  • Marathon
  • Cycling
  • Figure skating
  • Ski/Skate
  • Court
  • Golf
  • Diabetic
  • Arthritic

 The Cobra (orthotics)– what is it? A snake in your shoe? Read on….

Cobra orthotics, orthotics for dress shoes
Back to Health would like to introduce a new product line for women’s dress shoes! It has been difficult for women to be able to wear their normal orthotics in their dress shoes. These orthotics do not fit well and due to this often the orthotic is not worn during the day. We at Back to Health have realized this causes numerous issues.
This model is called the COBRA.  Improved fit and flexible module ensures better support in a greater variety of footwear.  
The hook design at the heel allows the foot to sit lower in the shoe. The sulcus length allows for greater padding underneath the ball of the foot. This length also allows for metatarsal pads to be located further forward if necessary. This was an issue with previous models. The top coat material is in a natural beige suede or black leather.  

Patient Story

A patient came in to see Dr.Rodwin.  She had symptoms of toe pain/discomfort.  It was affecting her walking and causing issues into the knees, hips and lower back due to compensation.  
A biomechanical exam with a gait analysis was performed and this indicated toe joint restrictions.  
It turned out from requesting her medical reports that she had a stress fracture in the toe.  We recommended orthotics with metatarsal pads, acupuncture, active release, and adjustments for the toes, foot, knees, hips and lower back. She is now virtually pain free and walking normally again!

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