InStep Custom Orthotics
Different types of orthotic styles. We recommend bringing in your most frequently worn pairs of shoes to your appointment so you can decide the best style to fit your shoe wardrobe.
3D Laser Scanner
Feet being scanned by a 3D Laser Scanner in a non-weight bearing position by the chiropodist at InStep Foot Clinic. Your feet are held in a corrected position. A 3D Laser scanner accurately captures the impression of the foot.
Chiropodists Are Orthotic Experts
Did you know that members of the College of Chiropodists of Ontario are the ONLY profession to have orthotic management in their scope of practice.
Chiropodists have extensive training in the foot, ankles, knees, hips, and especially in how the body functions (biomechanics) which makes them experts in prescribing the best orthotic for you!
Chiropodist can manage orthotic therapy.
Custom orthotics, or custom insoles/inserts, are a medical device that controls the way you move. A pair of properly prescribed custom orthotics relieves pain in the foot, knees, hips, and back, and ensures a healthier future for your entire body. At InStep, we are very proud to stand behind the quality and effectiveness of our custom orthotics.
Common conditions that custom orthotics treat:
Plantar Fasciitis/Heel Pain
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
High Arched Feet
Lateral Ankle Instability
Benefits of Wearing Custom Orthotics
Decreases pain in the foot, ankle, knees, hips, and back
Corrects alignment of your body
Prevents progression of bunions
Decreases progression of claw toes
Customized heel and arch support for your feet
Allows you to be active longer with less aches and pains
Here’s How Your Custom Orthotics are Made at InStep:
Did you know?
Chiropodists complete 3.5 years of advanced medical training after an undergraduate degree, earning a Advanced Diploma of Podiatric Medicine for a total of 7.5 years of academic training, 3.5 of which are just looking at the feet.
That's more training than a physiotherapist or chiropractor!
Most health plans have coverage for custom orthotics and prefer to have orthotics prescribed and dispensed by a foot specialist.
We recommend giving your health care provider a phone call before receiving custom orthotics to be sure of your coverage. We provide all patients with a detailed receipt, the biomechanical examination and gait analysis, details of the raw materials and casting technique, and prescription to submit to your health care provider for reimbursement.
Although you do not need a doctor's referral to receive custom orthotics, some health plan providers require a doctor's referral to be reimbursed. We recommend giving your provider a call to be sure.
If your doctor has provided you with a referral to another therapist or location, you may still come to our clinic. You have the right to choose which health practitioner you see.
Call or book an appointment online today to get your pair of InStep custom orthotics.