Custom Orthotics Edmonton

Personalized Orthotics Care Tailored to Your Stride

The importance of foot health is often overlooked until we experience discomfort or pain. These issues can significantly affect our everyday lives, causing mobility limitations and hindering our performance in physical activities. At Vertex Physiotherapy, we recognize the critical role foot health plays in the overall well-being of individuals. That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of services, with a particular focus on custom orthotics tailored to meet your unique needs.

Unravelling the World of Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics, also known as ‘prescription foot orthoses,’ are designed to provide precise support to your feet. These specially manufactured shoe inserts are moulded to match the unique contours of your feet, ensuring optimal comfort and function. Unlike over-the-counter shoe insoles, which offer a one-size-fits-all solution, custom orthotics cater to specific needs, providing targeted support to alleviate pain and improve foot mechanics. They achieve this by redistributing pressure evenly across your feet, mitigating issues arising from foot biomechanical abnormalities.

Experience the Vertex Difference

At our clinic in Edmonton, we take pride in our patient-centric approach to custom orthotics. Whether you require foot orthotics for high-impact sports, plantar fasciitis insoles for managing heel pain, or arch supporting insoles for dealing with flat feet, our team of experts is skilled at creating the perfect solution for your individual needs.
We ensure that our orthotics are comfortable, effective, and durable using cutting-edge technology and premium materials. The journey towards your personalized orthotics at Vertex Physiotherapy involves a comprehensive and meticulous process, ensuring a perfect fit for your unique needs. Here’s an overview of the process:

  • Initial Assessment: Our trained physiotherapists begin by conducting a thorough assessment of your feet and overall biomechanics. This assessment includes a detailed history, gait analysis, physical examination, and understanding of your lifestyle and footwear needs.
  • Casting: Once we’ve gathered all the necessary information, we use a casting technique to get an accurate three-dimensional impression of your feet. This casting process captures every contour of your foot and is critical to the fabrication of your custom orthotics.
  • Orthotic Design: The casts of your feet are then used to create a customized orthotic device. Our expert team will determine the material, control features, and other specifications based on your individual needs.
  • Fabrication: The design specifications are sent to a specialized laboratory where your custom orthotics are created. Our partnering labs use cutting-edge technology and high-quality materials to ensure durability and comfort.
  • Fitting: Once the orthotics are ready, we’ll arrange a fitting appointment. During this visit, our physiotherapist will ensure that the orthotics fit correctly in your footwear and are comfortable.
  • Follow-up and Adjustment: After a few weeks of using your new custom orthotics, we will schedule a follow-up appointment. This allows us to assess how well you’re adjusting to the orthotics and make any necessary modifications for optimum comfort and functionality.
Overview Of The Types Of Custom Orthotics

At Vertex Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on offering a comprehensive range of custom orthotics designed to cater to various individual needs.

  • Functional Orthotics: Also known as rigid orthotics, these are designed to control abnormal motion and correct irregular walking patterns. They’re typically made from materials like plastic or carbon fibre and are suitable for walking shoes or dress shoes.
  • Accommodative Orthotics: These are softer and aim to provide cushioning and support, helping to alleviate pressure off uncomfortable or sore spots caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot ulcers, or bunions. They’re typically made from soft materials and can fit in various shoe styles.
  • Sports Orthotics: Designed with athletes in mind, these orthotics offer extra shock absorption and support during high-impact activities. They’re tailored to the unique demands of specific sports and can significantly improve athletic performance while preventing injuries.
  • Pediatric Orthotics: Specially designed for children with foot and leg problems, these orthotics are made to support the growing foot, correct any imbalances, and prevent future issues.
  • Arch Supporting Insoles: Specifically designed to support the arch of the foot and distribute pressure more evenly across the foot.
  • Heel Orthotics or Cups: Used to relieve pressure on the heel by elevating it or by cushioning the impact when walking or running. They’re often employed for conditions like plantar fasciitis or heel spurs.
  • Metatarsal Pads: These are placed across the ball of your foot, behind your toes, and can help relieve pressure or pain in the forefoot and toes.
  • Specialty Orthotics: These are designed for use in specific footwear types, including high heels, work boots, ski boots, and cycling shoes.
Conditions that Benefit from Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics can offer significant relief from various foot conditions and abnormalities. These include

  1. Foot-Related Conditions:
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Flat Feet/Fallen Arches
    • Bunions
    • Hammer Toes
    • Corns and Calluses
  2. Lower Extremity Conditions:
    • Shin Splints
    • Achilles Tendonitis
  3. Knee, Hip, and Back Conditions:
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
    • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
    • Lower Back Pain
  4. Other Systemic Conditions:

The Multifaceted Benefits of Custom Orthotics

Investing in custom orthotics at Vertex Physiotherapy in Edmonton does not just offer relief from foot pain. The benefits extend beyond that:

  • Improved Biomechanics: Orthotics correct foot abnormalities and improve alignment. This has a cascading effect on your ankles, knees, hips, and back, contributing to better overall body mechanics.

  • Superior Comfort: As they are designed based on your foot structure, custom orthotics ensure a perfect fit and excellent comfort.

  • Preventive Care: Early intervention with custom orthotics can halt the progression of foot abnormalities and prevent the onset of related conditions.
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  • Lifestyle: For athletes, fitness enthusiasts, or anyone leading an active lifestyle, orthotics can enhance performance by reducing discomfort and fatigue.

Step into Comfort with Vertex Physiotherapy

You don’t have to live with foot discomfort. Take the first step towards improved foot health with Vertex Physiotherapy‘s custom orthotics services in Edmonton. With us, you’re not just purchasing a product; you’re investing in the health and well-being of your most important assets—your feet. Book your appointment today and experience the Vertex difference.