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Foot orthoses what should you expect



Think you might need foot orthoses? Here's what you can be assessed and fitted for custom foot orthoses.

Think you might need foot orthoses? Here's what you can be assessed and fitted for custom foot orthoses.



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  • 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 orthosesInstructions on proper footwearStretching/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