Custom Orthotics in Guelph & Milton
Custom Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre provides custom orthotics in Guelph and Milton and the surrounding areas.
We design custom orthotics to support and improve the function of your feet and lower limbs to help you while walking or participating in physical activities.
When we fit you for custom orthotics, we are creating support to alter certain movements to offload stress on your feet and legs.
Orthotics provide pain relief and ongoing support and allow for the realignment of your knees, hips and spine, providing relief for a wide range of problems.
Orthotics can relieve pain caused by these conditions
- Plantar fasciitis and heel pain
- Neuromas and metatarsalgia (pain in the ball of the foot)
- Claw Toes
- Achilles tendinitis
- Arch and ankle pain
- Shin pain or shin splints
- Knee problems
- Hip and back pain
- Pronation (flat feet)
- Supination (high arch feet)
- Tibialis posterior dysfunction
How It Works
Step 1: Assessment
At Custom Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre in Guelph and Milton, we conduct a thorough assessment before making any orthotic recommendations. We want to make sure they’re the right solution for your problem. Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only foot specialists in Ontario who are able to prescribe and provide orthotics.
Our assessment includes:
1. Biomechanical Assessment: We assess your range of movement, gait and function.
2. Pathological Assessment: We determine if there are any other physical factors that might be causing your foot abnormalities, like injuries, health conditions, your job or lifestyle.
3. Footwear Analysis: Your footwear will be evaluated to see where the wear and tear is.
Step 2: Prescription
The orthotic prescription takes into account your biomechanical assessment, pathological assesment and footwear analysis.
We will recommend the right material (plastic polymer, EVA or carbon fibre) to provide you with the right support. For patients with injuries or sensitive foot problems, including elderly or people with serious conditions (such as ulcers), softer, more flexible orthotics will be made to provide support without causing further pain to already sensitive areas.
We have many different types of orthotics for your lifestyle: every day, sports, casual, dressy, orthotics for kids and for health conditions like diabetes. We also have orthotics for sandals, running, hockey skates, soccer cleats, court-based sports etc.
We then do a 3D scan to get the perfect measurements of your feet.
Once the scans are done, we send your prescription off to the lab to be made by a certified orthotist.
Step 3: Custom Manufacture
A certified orthotist will hand make your specific prescription. This process takes about 10-14 days. We ensure they are done correctly and will contact you as soon as they’re in.
Step 4: Fitting Session
Once your custom orthotics come back from the lab, we will book you in for a fitting session. At this session, we will make sure that the orthotics fit properly in your shoes and explain the first few months of wear.
Step 5: Follow-up
We want to make sure your orthotics are working well for you. We will bring you back in at regular intervals to make sure your orthotics are working the way they’re supposed to. Our goal is to make sure you can get back to walking comfortably so you can enjoy the activities you love or withstand long hours at work.
Cost of Orthotics
We provide fair pricing for orthotics which includes the assessment, fitting, follow up and adjustments if required. We also include a full warranty on the custom orthotics.
Orthotics are tax-free and are covered under most extended health care plans. Orthotic receipts from Custom Foot Clinic & Orthotic Centre can be used as a tax deductible medical expense on your tax return.
Your orthotics come with a standard 6 or 12 month guarantee against defects in materials and workmanship on the soft covers, lifetime on intrinsic hard components. If you have any concerns with your prescription, bring them back at anytime for a free annual orthotic check up visit.
Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCH, is a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the foot. In Ontario, there are 600 Registered Chiropodists and 60 Podiatrists.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh
We provide full biomechanical exams and gait analysis. We are one of the only regulated health professionals who can prescribe and provide custom orthotics as defined by the Regulated Health Profession Act of Ontario.
Book an appointment today so I can help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better.