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What Are Orthotics? Orthotics are devices designed to align the foot and ankle in the most anatomically efficient position without surgery. Orthotics are similar to insoles, except they are custom-made to correct your foot imbalance. They reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into alignment, similar to how glasses work to reduce the strain on your eyes. Orthotics can include devices such as foot pads, shoe inserts, and ankle braces. Anyone with localized foot pain, bunions, arch, heel, leg, knee, hip, or back pain can use orthotics to help ease the pain. Can orthotics help with your foot problems? Keep on reading to find out how your foot health can be improved by using orthotics. Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It’s caused by trauma and stress to the heel and the gradual degeneration of the connective tissue…

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Winter season comes with a myriad of exciting outdoor activities for athletes and families. From skiing and skating to snowboarding and snowshoeing, it is important that you get the right gear to protect you from the extreme cold and any physical injuries. When thinking about footwear, it is important that you not only consider the fit and protection, but also safety and comfort through the use of custom made foot orthotics. Whether you are an athlete participating in winter sports…

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Knee pain is one of the most common symptoms that people present when seeing their physiotherapist. There are many factors that contribute to knee pain, and a skilled physiotherapist can perform the assessments needed to determine the proper treatment for lasting relief. Understanding Knee Pain Common symptoms of knee issues include pain underneath the patella (knee cap) that occurs when sitting and standing. Walking up staircases can also be associated with knee pain, and a grinding sound or sensation may…

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Many people spend much, if not all of their workday, on their feet. They work in a wide range of industries and job titles. But they do have one thing in common: the need for proper foot support to prevent pain and injuries. Long bouts of standing can lead to musculoskeletal issues and an increase in work-related health issues. This can reduce the productivity of today’s workforce and increase the burden on healthcare providers. The Need for Orthotics The biggest…

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