Custom Foot Orthotics

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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