Active Body Clinic - Orthopaetic Supports

By: Active Body Clinic  09-12-2011
Keywords: health care, Body Clinic

By offering a wide range of prescription orthopaedic supports, custom foot orthotics and custom footwear including running shoes, dress shoes and sandals, Active Body Clinic provides the maximum support needed by its clients. We know the value of proper prescription, fit and wearing instructions, because a support that fits improperly, functions improperly. All of our products are 100% guaranteed.

Custom Foot Orthotics & Custom Footwear

Active Body Clinic has teamed up with industry leading companies to provide its clients with necessary corrective orthotic supports and footwear.  We are proud to support these local laboratories:

Alpha Orthotics, from Dundas, Ontario supplies the majority of our handcrafted orthotics. The Pedorthist on staff is Chad Steele, C Ped (C), certified by the Pedorthic College of Canada and by the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

Custom foot orthotics are successful in providing biomechanical change and relieving mechanical stress and pressure on sensitive areas of the feet. However, an orthotic functions best when paired with appropriate supportive footwear.  Proper footwear is as important as the orthotic itself. These items function as a complete complementary system with the shoe accommodating and supporting the orthotic.

Custom-made sandals provide support and cushioning for our clients at home. Many of the sandal styles are useful for our clients with limited hand function as they can be put on and off hands free.

How are Orthotics Constructed?

A non weight bearing cast in subtalar neutral is first performed. The client’s clinical data is referenced to the normal population and abnormalities are corrected. A laser scans the negative cast that the health care provider has made from your foot impression to create a corrected positive. The mould is milled using the corrected casting from the computer then ground and posted as to the specific requirements of the patient.  Then engineered copolymer with complete intrinsic memory and predictability postings made from carbon flex, polypropylene and/or bay comp carbon is vacuum formed over the positive. The shell material is applied.  All orthotics provided by Active Body Clinic have been hand made for our clients with 100% raw materials.

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