Haldimand Physiotherapy, APC - orthotics

By: Haldimand Physiotherapy  09-12-2011
Keywords: Orthotics, Physiotherapy Centre


At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre we are pleased to offer our clients full service orthotics prescription fitting and follow-up and an extensive choice of shoes and sandals supplied through the Orthotic Group. 

TENS Machine

We offer TENS rentals and purchases for your convenience.  Call us to see if your extended health plan covers the costs.

Here are a few common questions people have about orthotics:

What do my feet have to do with it?

Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body.  When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics.  These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.

What are prescription orthotics?

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.  Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes -  they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.  Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

How do they help?

Properly made orthotics are custom molded to the support requirements of your feet.  They help restore the normal balance and alignment of your body by gently correcting foot abnormalities.

How would I know I have a problem?

The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics include any one of the following:

  • localized foot pain
  • bunions, hammer toes
  • arch/heel pain
  • leg/knee pain
  • hip or back pain

What do I need to know before I book an appointment?

If you think you have Extended Health coverage for orthotics you need to phone your provider and ask the following questions.

  • Can a Registered Physiotherapist assess and fit your orthotics?
  • How much coverage do you have?
  • How often does your coverage renew?

By asking these questions ahead of time you will be prepared to book your appointment with Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre.


At Haldimand Physiotherapy Centre we are pleased to offer a variety of braces available for purchase on site.  If we don’t have what you need we can order it in for you.

  • Ankle stabilizers / sports braces
  • Knee and patellar stabilizers
  • SI belts sacro iliac)
  • Lumbar and Cervical (Back and Neck) rolls
  • Carpal tunnel  / wrists braces
  • Thumb stabilizers
  • Plantar fascia / heel splints

We also do custom knee bracing, call to book an appointment.

Keywords: Orthotics, Physiotherapy Centre

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