CUSTOM FOOT ORTHOTICS AND ORTHOPAEDIC SHOES
We are experienced at creating custom orthotics for you using our state of the art technology!
An ‘orthotic’ is a device designed to restore your natural foot function. Many complaints such as heel pain, knee pain and lower back pain are caused by poor foot function. Orthotics re-align the foot and ankle bones to their neutral position, thereby restoring natural foot function. In turn this helps alleviate problems in other parts of the body.
Central Park Chiropractic and Massage uses a state of the art computer hardware and software GaitScan system that helps us analyze your feet. This analysis detect abnormal foot function which may be affecting your feet and other parts of your body. We scan your foot as you walk across the pressure plate. Thousands of tiny sensors capture the distribution of pressure of your foot over time. The computer will then display 2D and 3D visual representations of the pressure under your foot. You can see where you have too much or too little pressure. We offer gait scan assessments.
Who needs orthotics?
People who stand or walk all day will benefit greatly from orthotics as do people who suffer from pain during any form of sporting exercise. Custom Orthotics from Central Park Chiropractic and Massage also help to counteract extra stress being placed on the feet of overweight individuals.
What specific conditions may be helped?
Orthotics can help alleviate achilles tendonitis, corns, metatarsalgia, sesamoiditis, ankle sprains, flat feet, neuroma, tendonitis, arch pain, heel pain, pronation, top of the foot pain, bunions, knee pain, shin pain, and toe pain. Orthotics may also eliminate posture problems and foot and leg pain.
Why do I need orthotics?
Imbalances of the bones of the feet can result in abnormal foot motion (over pronation). This can impair foot function which can result in abnormal rotation of the legs and sometimes affects the knees, hips or back. If we combine these tremendous forces with the need for precise balance, we can see how small structural changes in the foot can make significant differences. Orthotics help to improve those structural changes.
Does it take time to get used to orthotics?
Your feet need time to adjust to the correct biomechanical (walking) position. Orthotics should be gradually used to begin with. During the first week of use, start with 1-2 hours of use for the first day, then for each day, wear for additional 1 hour more. So on the 7th day, wear the orthotic for whole day.
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You can also book an appointment for a gait scan by calling our office, located in Burnaby BC at 604-439-1230. We look forward to hearing from you.