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Custom Orthotics/Custom Bracing at The Arch Chiropractic Health & Performance Centre

You don’t have to experience pain or discomfort in your feet to cause problems in your back. If your weight distribution is not balanced through your feet, your walk will change. This affects your hips, pelvis and lumbar spine. Eventually, spinal dysfunction and pain occur.

Custom orthotics can correct these imbalances and reduce your back pain.


Sitting on couth with foot painOrthotics are custom-made, three-dimensional inserts for your shoes. They are individually fitted to ease pain and discomfort from lower limb injuries and abnormal foot function. By providing support, stability and balance, orthotics addresses structural or functional foot conditions. These issues can cause pain in your feet, legs, knees, hips and back as well.

Biomechanics (the study of the body in motion) helps us analyze the actions of the foot and lower leg. When the structures of the foot don’t work together as they should, deformities and pathologies occur. Proper biomechanics allow human beings to walk, run, jump and move freely without pain or dysfunction.

We work with Footmaxx Orthotics to correct this dysfunction. They pioneered the use of computer technology to analyze foot biomechanics. Using their system, we are able to get a full biomechanical and gait analysis of your foot. A 3-D scanner is then used to make a model of your foot.

The Footmaxx computerized foot function analysis system uses sensors to measure the pressure and timing of 8 key contact points on the foot. Comparing those readings to those of a normal foot provides the necessary data to create the orthotic.
Footmaxx orthotics are used by the NHL, NBA and all but one Major League Baseball team. They are also used on the pro-tennis circuit, national ski teams and by other top athletes.

Your feet are the structural foundation of your body. If there’s a problem at the foundation, issues in any area above that are sure to happen. Some problems are hereditary; others are caused by trauma, weight gain or overuse. Whatever the circumstance, these issues affect posture and balance leading to foot, leg and back complaints.

When these problems are seen with children, it is very important to address them while they are in the development stage. If there is an indication the child might have a structural issue, it should be corrected now. Ignoring the problem, or waiting for the child “to grow out of it” can lead to more serious problems in the future.

Your orthotic works to realign your foot to eventually relieve your pain. This is a gradual process, often taking months to subside.

Custom orthotics can address conditions like:

  • Low back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot pain

  • Knee pain
  • >Hip pain

  • Sciatica
  • Achilles tendinitis

Through a combination of chiropractic care and custom orthotics, we can successfully treat pain associated with these conditions.

You will need a prescription from your medical doctor to begin the process. Once you have that, Dr. Richard will do a full biomechanical and gait analysis to discover the real source of your problem. If custom orthotics are necessary, we will proceed with the Footmaxx system to create your inserts. Yearly reviews are scheduled to assess the level of wear and tear and if replacement is necessary.

Custom athletic bracing can be helpful in providing essential support to unstable or uneven joints. This might result from injury, illness, surgical repair or a genetic issue. We are also able to provide compression stockings, when needed.

Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Need to find out more about custom orthotics, custom bracing or compression stockings? Come in and speak to us, we’re here to help. Contact The Arch Chiropractic Health & Performance Centre at (905) 598-1223 to make an appointment.

Orthotics in Bolton, Caledon ON | (905) 598-1223