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Custom Orthotics Edmonton

Are Your Feet the Key to Your Overall Health and Comfort?
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Custom Orthotics Edmonton

Welcome to Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton, where we recognize the foundation of your mobility and comfort starts with your feet.

Are you experiencing foot pain, discomfort while walking, or issues with balance?

Have you ever considered that the solution could be as simple as what you put inside your shoes?

Our custom orthotics in Edmonton are tailored to address these concerns and more.

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Explore how custom orthotics can alleviate discomfort by correcting the alignment of your feet and reducing strain on your lower back.

Discover the relief that personalized orthotic solutions can bring to your specific condition, providing support exactly where you need it.

Learn how our custom orthotics can play a crucial role in preventive care, offering protection and comfort to sensitive feet.

Your path to optimal health begins here!

Ready to prioritize your well-being? Schedule your appointment with Turning Point Physical Therapy now.

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When Is Custom Orthotics Required?

Identifying the Need for Personalized Foot Support

Custom orthotics are not just for athletes; they can benefit a wide range of individuals facing various foot-related conditions. At Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton, we often recommend custom orthotics for the following situations:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Flat Feet or Fallen Arches
  • Overpronation or Supination
  • Recovery from Foot or Ankle Surgery
  • Leg Length Discrepancy
  • Osteoarthritis Support
  • Rehabilitation after Lower Limb Fractures
  • Chronic Lower Back Pain
  • Diabetic Foot Complications
  • Back, Hip, and Knee Pain
  • Bunions and Hammertoes
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Preventive Care for Athletes

How Do Custom Orthotics Help?

Custom orthotics are personalized devices crafted not only to address specific foot conditions but also to enhance overall physical well-being. Here are some of the key aspects where custom orthotics prove beneficial:

Improving Foot Alignment and Function

Custom orthotics are designed to correct imbalances in foot alignment, such as overpronation or supination, which could lead to various foot conditions and discomfort. By providing proper alignment, they enhance foot function and reduce the stress on feet during daily activities.

Alleviating Pain in Lower Extremities

By correcting foot alignment and providing support, custom orthotics can significantly reduce pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and even lower back. They help distribute pressure evenly across the foot, minimizing areas of excessive stress that can lead to pain.

Supporting Arch and Heel Conditions

Plantar fasciitis and flat feet can benefit greatly from custom orthotics, which offer targeted arch support and cushioning. This support helps alleviate heel pain and prevents further deterioration of arch-related conditions.

Enhancing Athletic Performance

For athletes, custom orthotics can improve sports performance by optimizing foot positioning, enhancing shock absorption, and reducing the risk of sports-related injuries. They can be specifically tailored to suit various sports and activities, providing support where it's needed most.

Preventing and Managing Diabetic Foot Complications

Individuals with diabetes are at more risk of developing foot complications. Custom orthotics provide extra cushioning and support, reducing pressure points and the risk of ulcers. They also help in evenly distributing weight across the foot, which is crucial for diabetic foot care.

Facilitating Posture Correction and Balance

Proper foot alignment is crucial in overall posture. Custom orthotics contribute to better posture by correcting foot positioning. They also improve balance and stability, which is beneficial for elderly patients or those with conditions affecting their gait.

Assisting in Recovery from Foot and Ankle Injuries

Custom orthotics could be an integral part of the rehabilitation process for foot and ankle injuries by providing the necessary support and alignment during the healing phase. They ensure that the injured area is protected and not subjected to undue stress, aiding in a quicker and more effective recovery.

The Custom Orthotics Crafting Process

At Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton, the creation of custom orthotics is a meticulous process that involves several key steps. This process ensures that each pair of orthotics is perfectly tailored to the individual's unique foot structure and specific needs.

Observational Gait Analysis

Our experts begin with an observational gait analysis, where they assess how you walk and run. This analysis helps identify any abnormal movement patterns or imbalances in your gait that could be contributing to pain or discomfort.

Range of Motion Assessment

A comprehensive range of motion assessment of the foot and ankle is conducted. This step is crucial to understand any limitations or excessive movements that might be affecting your foot health.

Muscle Testing

Muscle testing is performed to evaluate the strength and functionality of the muscles in your feet and lower legs. This helps in identifying any weaknesses or imbalances that need to be addressed.

Joint Mobility Assessment

The mobility of joints in the foot and ankle is assessed to determine if there are any restrictions or hypermobilities impacting your foot structure and function.

Computerized Pressure Mapping

Advanced computerized pressure mapping technology is used to analyze the pressure distribution across your feet while you stand, walk, or run. This state-of-the-art technology provides detailed insights into the areas of your feet that experience the most stress.

3D Foot Scanning

The final step involves a 3D scan of your feet. This cutting-edge technology captures the exact contours of your feet, ensuring that the custom orthotics fit perfectly and provide optimal support.

Exploring the Variety of Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics come in various types, each designed to address specific needs and conditions. Here are some common types offered at Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton:

Functional Orthotics

They are designed to control abnormal motion and are typically made of a semi-rigid material like plastic or graphite. They are ideal for treating foot pain caused by abnormal motion and can also help with pain in the legs, thighs, or lower back.

Accommodative Orthotics

These types of orthotics are softer and meant to provide additional cushioning and support. They are beneficial for diabetic foot ulcers, plantar fasciitis, or other conditions that require extra padding.

Sports Orthotics

They are specifically designed for athletes, providing support and absorbing shock, enhancing athletic performance and reducing the risk of sports-related injuries.

Pediatric Orthotics

These are tailored for children and help treat foot deformities or imbalances during the crucial growing years. They can be particularly beneficial for children with flat feet, in-toeing, or out-toeing.

Specialized Orthotics

These are designed for specific footwear types, like high heels or work boots, and are tailored to fit the unique demands of different styles of footwear.

Begin Your Journey to Foot Health and Comfort

If you’re experiencing foot discomfort or have specific foot conditions, custom orthotics might be the solution you need. Contact Turning Point Physical Therapy in Edmonton to schedule your foot assessment and discover how custom orthotics in Edmonton can improve your mobility, comfort, and overall health.

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