Custom Made Orthotics
Dr. Lucas Szczepanik has his custom orthotics manufactured by The Orthotic Group, located in Markham, Ontario. Dr. Szczepanik will perform a history & examination of your foot problems, give you a diagnosis & make a custom mold of your foot using foam casting. This cast is sent to The Orthotic Group's Lab in Markham for manufacturing. For more information on The Orthotic Group please visit their website at www.theorthoticgroup.com.
What are 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.
What do my feet have to do with it?
Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, a 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. The Orthotic Group’s (TOG) custom orthotics help rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements.
How do I know if I have a problem?
The symptoms of poor foot mechanics can include any one of the following:
• 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
• Bunions, hammer toes
• Arch / Heel pain
• Leg / Knee pain
• Hip or back pain – even neck pain
Fascinating Foot Facts
• 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet
• The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day
• The average person will walk over 100,000 miles in their lifetime, or more than 4 trips around the world
• Women have four times as many foot problems as men –fancy, ill-fitting footwear is the main reason for this
• More than 75% of people will experience foot problems in their lifetime.
To make an appointment call Active Body Chiropractic Clinic at (519) 398-8598 conveniently located at 33 Princess Street (In the Princess Center, Suite 410) in Leamington. If you are a WSIB case or car accident case please inform the receptionist while making your first appointment.