What are Orthotics?
Orthotics are custom medical devices worn on your shoes to correct a wide range of foot and ankle conditions.
Orthotic devices can be made from various materials, including flexible molded thermoplastic, to fit specific footwear needs.
Orthotics apply a gentle force to your feet to fix your standing, walking, or running patterns. They address the following concerns:
How Orthotics Can Help
Are your feet always sore? Orthotics may be ideal for you.
Our feet are crucial to enjoying a healthy, active lifestyle. They support our weight, making them susceptible to everyday wear and tear.
Problems affecting our feet can also impact our skeletal system. Your walk and bone proportion can affect your knees, spine, and other body parts.
Incorrect foot function can cause foot pain, bunions, ankle sprains, and many others. The discomfort can travel far from the affected area and reach our hips, back, and even the neck area.
Prescription orthotics help address these foot imbalances and problems. They can be part of a comprehensive treatment plan for foot conditions.
These special shoe inserts apply consistent, gentle pressure to correct foot muscle and bone alignment. Proper alignment relieves abnormal pressure on your legs, hips, and spine. It allows you to move your feet and legs comfortably.
Here at Lifepath Wellness, we conduct a thorough examination and ask you to perform simple activities to check the position of your feet and ankles. Then, we determine if foot orthoses are beneficial for your case. If so, we take impressions of your feet to fabricate your devices.
Are You a Candidate for Orthotics?
Not all people with foot problems may need orthotics. At Lifepath Wellness, we start with an assessment to find out if you're a good candidate for the prescription shoe insert.
If you need it, we map out a treatment plan to restore balance and alignment and eliminate fatigue and pain in your feet.
Call us today to learn more about orthotics or if you're interested in orthotic devices in Chestermere, Alberta. Take the first step toward delightful and pain-free walks.