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Custom-made foot orthotics or shoe inserts are molded directly to your feet and arches to help alleviate pain and discomfort. Owing to their individual design, these corrective devices effectively control foot function by addressing imbalances, and adjust areas of weight-bearing on the foot by adding corrective wedges and covers. Essentially, custom orthotics can help the tendons, muscles, and bones of your feet and lower legs to function optimally. When used as a prescription to aid in the management of a medical condition, custom-made orthotics can reduce pain in your feet, knees, hips, and lower back. Other benefits of prescription custom-made orthotics include: Better foot function Custom orthotics are particularly helpful to athletes because they provide additional cushioning and support for your feet, which reduces muscle stress and fatigue while increasing agility, balance, and performance. High impact sports that involve a lot of running and jumping, such as basketball, soccer, and…

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Undergoing massage therapy is like having a warm blanket of positive emotions draped over you. It relieves tension, gives you a relaxing environment to decompress in, and aids in relieving the physical and mental symptoms of depression. Many mental health professionals recommend a visit to a clinic staffed with registered massage therapists because of the numerous benefits it can produce for their patients. Why do mental health professionals recommend massage therapy? Physicians, psychologists and other mental health professionals often recommend…

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Foot orthotics are common practice if you’ve been in an accident, had surgery or have trouble with gait and stability. To fully get the benefits of orthotics, they need to be customized to your feet. Custom orthotics play an integral role in rehabilitation and they may be covered by your private insurance plan or through OHIP. First, let’s understand what custom foot orthotics do and why they’re important. What are custom foot orthotics? Custom orthotics are corrective footwear devices that…

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Following a car accident, physical therapy is the most important step you can take. Whether you have undergone surgery for major injuries, or only sustained minor injuries, it’s important to seek the help of a registered physiotherapist who can help you overcome the damage your body has sustained. You can only recover so much on your own After a car accident you will probably experience headaches, pain, stiffness and reduced range of motion. Your body does have a natural healing…

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Custom made foot orthotics are orthopedic appliances designed to provide comfort when you walk. They are made from breathable materials and can improve your gait and help evenly distribute your weight with each step you take. Because custom orthotics get so much use, they do not last forever. How often should foot orthotics be replaced? Custom made foot orthotics can last anywhere from 1-5 years, depending on the amount of wear and tear they sustain. Here’s how to tell if…

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