Custom Foot Orthotics

Struggling with leg and/or foot pain? Is your pain or discomfort limiting your mobility and impacting your health? Derek Gilmer, certified pedorthist, can help.  Derek can custom design orthotics based on your unique foot structure, health challenges, and goals.



What is a Pedorthist?

A pedorthist is a professional who has specialized training to modify footwear and employ supportive devices to address conditions which affect the feet and lower limbs.

Common conditions that are managed by pedorthists include:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Excessive pronation
  • Shin Splints
  • Claw toes or Hammer toes
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Numbness in toes
  • Corns and Calluses

These conditions can be effectively treated or managed with proper fitting footwear, stretching, and when necessary orthotic therapy.

Custom Foot Orthotics Assessment

A typical assessment includes:

  • Footwear evaluation and recommendation
  • Weight bearing and non weight bearing testing and observation
  • Specific functional muscle testing
  • Gait Analysis
  • Rehab advice and exercises
  • Patient education

Derek Gilmer

C Ped (C), B.A. (Kin)

If orthotics are required, a detailed analysis of each foot is performed using 3D scanning technology in non-weightbearing as well as a gait assessment. The orthotics are fabricated at the Healthy Steps Laboratory and made to suit your needs and prescription. Each orthotic is hand made by Derek from quality materials. Follow-up appointments and adjustments are provided to ensure your orthotics are comfortable and working to relieve your pain.  Derek is the founder and President of Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic.

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