Orthotics are orthopaedic devices used to correct, counteract, or maintain the functions of the foot and lower extremities. Foot disorders are often responsible for localized pain but can also cause pain in the knees, hips, and back. Even a slight instability or deformity of the feet (such as flat feet or high arches) is enough to impact joints and muscles. Orthotics are a common part of treatment plans for biomechanical disorders.
Several foot conditions, such as hammer toes, plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendonitis, capsulitis, hallux valgus, flat feet, knee problems or a morphology correction can nowadays' can be easily corrected by wearing orthotics.
Before making orthotics, podiatrists need to collect enough data to be able to make a specific diagnosis. To do so, they will conduct a postural and biomechanical assessment. Our podiatrists can conduct this assessment, provide their diagnosis, prescribe orthotics, take 3D impressions of both feet, and make and modify orthotics on site.
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A hollow foot is characterized by a sagging arch of the foot and the absence of the internal arch of the foot. It can cause pain along the arch of the foot or behind the ankle joint. Although flat feet are not always symptomatic, pain in the arch, ankle or heel can occur when walking, standing, or during physical activity.
Wearing an orthotic can help relieve symptoms of a fallen arch by supporting the arch, distributing pressure under the foot, stabilizing the ankle, controlling pronation in all three phases of the walking cycle and realigning the lower limb.
Our clinic is the first and only podiatric medicine establishment in the province to earn the Accreditation Canada seal, a mark of excellence in the field of healthcare organizations. This certification attests to our compliance with the most demanding standards in terms of healthcare services.
Dr. Hobeychi, podiatrist, as well as all of the Clinic's collaborating podiatrists are members of the Ordre des podiatres du Québec. Our nursing assistants are members of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers auxiliaires du Québec.