Your feet get you from point A to point B with little thanks. They also bear the brunt of your weight against hard, unforgiving surfaces. It should be no surprise that with all the work they do, they sometimes need a little extra attention and support.
If your feet are causing you pain, you may be a candidate for orthotics in Calgary. Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic specializes in orthotics that help your feet function properly and be pain-free.
What Are Custom Orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are specialized devices that are made to specifically support misalignment of your feet. These custom shoe inserts easily slip into your shoes during everyday activities. Benefits of orthotics include the following:
Greater foot comfort
Relief during prolonged standing
Orthotics are also used to treat and prevent injury-causing motions such as excessive supination (when the foot rolls outward) and pronation (inward roll of the foot). Standing, walking, and running are more comfortable and effective with orthotics. They can also be designed to redistribute pressure on the soles of the feet, decreasing pain from calluses, corns, bunions, and bone problems.
At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, we fit you with orthotics that are unique to your feet and specially designed to alleviate foot, ankle, leg, or back problems. Our patients then visit with Dr. Russell, a board-certified podiatrist with years of experience fitting orthotics in Calgary.
Avoid Ready-Made Products with True Custom Orthotics
The term “orthotics” is often used to refer to many different devices including insoles, arch supports and various ready-made products. You’ve probably seen the stand-on-the-box systems or other systems that have you walk across a special mat to measure pressure. These are not custom orthotics and they don’t capture the unique, 3-dimensional shape of your foot.
If you are looking for truly individualized orthotics in Calgary, you will need a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and precise, 3D impressions of your feet. Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic is pleased to provide these services and offers the following types of custom-made orthotics:
At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, we understand the importance of creating custom orthotics for our younger patients. We protect smaller feet with precision measurements and carefully crafted orthotics. We are skilled in dealing with a range of common pediatric conditions that involve feet, including:
In-toeing and out-toeing
Growth-related injuries such as Sever’s disease and Osgood-Schlatter disease
Sports-related injuries such as ankle sprains and patellofemoral pain
If you have questions about orthotics in Calgary, we are happy to answer them.
What Are the Steps to Getting Orthotics at Our Calgary Clinic?
1. Foot and gait exam
First, you’ll get a bio-mechanical exam of your foot and a gait analysis (an examination of how you walk). Dr. Russell will determine the cause of the symptoms you are experiencing.
2. 3D digital foot scan
Dr. Russell will then use an advanced 3D digital scanner to capture your foot in its optimal neutral position. This scan is sent to a professional, certified lab that manufactures orthotics.
3. Your orthotics are made
Highly skilled technicians at the laboratory use the scan of your foot and your podiatrist’s prescription to make your orthotics. Your orthotics will be built specifically for you to counteract the misalignment of your feet.
4. Fit and comfort check-up
Once your orthotics are ready, they are sent to Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic. We will contact you to arrange an appointment with Dr. Russell to ensure your orthotics fit correctly and comfortably. A follow-up appointment is included with your orthotics to ensure fit and comfort.
The Dalhousie Difference
We will make sure that you are completely content with your orthotics, and won’t rest until you are satisfied. Take the first step toward healthier feet: call Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic today at 403-247-1961.