Foot Orthoses – What Should You Expect?Linda Laakso B.Sc.C.O.(c)Certified OrthotistCustom Orthotic Design Group Ltd.March 15, 2013
Foot Orthosesalso known as:orthotics, insoles and arch supportsare prescribed for many different conditions suchas:
How do you know if you need foot orthoses?Get an assessment!•Pain•InjuryPain orProblem•Assessment•Tests•DiagnosisDoctor AssessmentCertifiedOrthotistSymptoms Diagnosis Treatment
Many healthcareprofessionals may helpPatientDoctorCertifiedOrthotistPhysiotherapistOthers• Chiropractor• Chiropodist• Nurse• Athletic TherapistOccupationalTherapist
The Processif foot orthoses are required:Assessment CastingDispensing/FittingFollow-upReassessment
Assessment Medical history Social history Physical assessment Biomechanical assessment Gait analysis
Treatment PlanThe treatment plan may include:Foot orthosesInstructions on proper footwearStretching/Physiotherapy
CastingPlaster of Paris casting materialis placed on the feet and the feetare held in a corrected positionbased on the needs of the individual.Once hardened, the plasteris removed.
Dispensing7-14 days later you returnto try on the foot orthosesand take them home.We re-assess your comfort and gait.
Follow-upAfter you have had a chance to wear the foot orthoses in yourdaily routine, you return and we re-assess your comfort and gait.If, at any time, you are not comfortable orthe orthoses are not helping, make anappointment for a re-assessment.
What to bringTo prepare for your appointment,please bring: The shoes that you normally wear (1-3 pairs) Any past foot orthoses or braces that you have used inthe past A prescription or referral (if you have one)
If you have any questions, please contact us at:Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd. and The Orthotic Centre1-866-829-2969Lindalaakso @ customorthotic.caLocations to serve you:Mississauga4120 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 24 (905) 828-2969The Credit Valley Hospital 2200 Eglinton Avenue West (905) 813-4050Guelph107 Woodlawn Road West (519) 826-9890HamiltonHamilton Medical Arts Building, 1 Young Street, Suite 705 (905) 540-9600Oshawa460 King West (905) 725-3523