A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.
Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
At Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre, we offer a variety of trendy and supportive footwear designed to work in unison with your custom orthotics.
While a custom orthotic helps to improve biomechanical foot function, accommodative orthopedic footwear with proper support throughout is critical in ensuring the custom orthotic is utilized most efficiently.
With over 50% of adults at risk of Chronic Venous Disorders (CVD), understanding the causes is important. CVD is the result of everyday symptoms such as tired, aching or swollen legs or Varicose Veins, and can lead to problems such as Deep Vein Thrombosis, leg ulcers and other severe venous disorders.
Bracing can be used to help prevent injury, reduce pain and stabilize joints. At Don Valley Health & Wellness – Physiotherapy & Sports Rehabilitation Centre we offer to brace of both custom (knee) and off-the-shelf varieties.
A custom knee brace is made specific to the measurements of your knee and to the condition or injury you have sustained.
Electrotherapy or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation or Tens unit is a drug-free, non-invasive therapy designed to temporarily reduce and relieve muscle and joint pain, stiffness and numbness in the arms, legs, feet and lower back by applying electrical nerve stimulation to the surface of the skin near the site of the pain.