Pedorthic Services

Looking for the right shoe and orthotic combination to alleviate your foot pain?
Starting with a full gait analysis and clinical assessment, our Canadian Certified Pedorthists & trained staff will design the appropriate orthotic to suit your foot type, injury and lifestyle as well as educating you on choosing the best footwear. Our onsite lab enables us to modify your orthotics while you wait.

Services we offer

Pedorthic Assessment

The assessment of lower limb bony alignment, movement pattern, and general function of the foot and its interaction with the rest of the body. This also includes a history taking, bony palpation, range of motion testing, gait analysis and a footwear consultation.

Custom-Made Footwear

Footwear that is custom designed, mainly to address the structural foot deformaties and special mechanic deficiencies. The primary focus is on specialty orthopedic footwear. This includes accommodating bony, structural deformities of the feet and lower leg due to congenital deformities and diseases such as severe arthritis, diabetes, and diabetic Charcot feet.

Gait Analysis

The observation of an individual while walking to identify unusual patterns or function resulting from abnormal lower limb or foot structure identified during the examination. Each phase of the gait cycle is analyzed for abnormal movement patterns and functions.

Shoe Repair/Modification

Repairs includes (and are not limited to): resoling, restitching, leather repairs, zipper/velcro replacement.  Modifications are changes or adaptations made to footwear to improve the function and to accommodate specific pathologies such as leg length discrepancy, ankle arthodesis (fusion), severe arthritis, neurological conditions and diabetic complications. It can also be cosmetic such as leather dying, or changing the closure from laces to velcro. 

Custom Foot Orthoses (Orthotics)

A custom foot orthotic is a device that is designed specifically for each individual and can be discretely inserted into a shoe for support. Custom foot orthotics serve to align the body, prevent and/or accommodate foot abnormalities, and assist with the overall function of the foot.  Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a variety of foot/lower limb problems including (and not limited to): heel pain, arch pain, forefoot pain, shin splints, knee pain and hip pain. Foot orthotics can also help address foot & lower limb pain and complications related to health conditions such as: arthritis, diabetes, congenital diabetes and neurological complications.

Compression Therapy

Medical compression therapy consists of applying a type of elastic device, mainly on the limbs to exert a controlled pressure on them. By compressing the limbs or body regions, the medical compression device squeezes the vein walls together, improving overall circulation and supporting blood flow back to the heart.

Visit Our FootHealth Centres

Our FootHealth Centres are located in both Winnipeg, MB and Calgary, AB. 

Winnipeg, MB

Meet our Team

Our team of professionals provide a refined experience in Pedorthic services, lower limb care, and footwear repair and modifications. We strive to meet and exceed your expectations, treating a wide variety of lifestyle mobility issues. 

FAQs

We have gathered the answers to many of the top asked questions regarding our Foothealth Centre and services we provide. If you have other questions, feel free to reach out to our team through our Contact Us page!

Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) – are foot orthotic and orthopedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals trained in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and muscle and joint function. With specialized education and training in foot orthotics and footwear, Canadian Certified Pedorthists help to alleviate pain, abnormalities and debilitating conditions of the lower limbs and feet.

Canadian Certified Pedorthists help patients with a wide range of foot and lower limb problems including: Arthritis, Diabetes, Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, Bunions and bunionettes, Shin splints, Claw toes or hammer toes, Limb length discrepancies, Sports injuries, Metatarsalgia, and other foot injuries due to accidents.

The assessment of lower limb bony alignment, movement pattern, general function of the foot, and the interaction of the foot with the rest of the body. Pedorthic Assessment includes a history taking, bony palpation, range of motion testing, gait analysis, and footwear consultation.

A custom foot orthotic is a device that is designed specifically for each individual and can be discretely inserted into the shoe for support. Custom foot orthotics serve to align the body, prevent and/or accommodate foot abnormalities, and assist with the overall function of the foot.

Used in conjunction with appropriate footwear, a foot orthotic can be effective in helping to treat a variety of foot and lower limb problems including (and not limited to):

  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Forefoot pain
  • Shin splints
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain

Foot orthotics can also help address foot and lower limb pain and complications related to health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, congenital deformities and neurological complications.

If required, all ages can benefit from a foot orthotic. From discomfort in the foot to severe problems such as diabetic foot ulcers, a foot orthotic can help a wide range of patients. A detailed assessment from one of our Canadian Certified Pedorthists can confirm if a foot orthotic will assist a patient with a particular foot, leg, or even back problem.

The observation of an individual while walking to identify unusual patterns or function resulting from abnormal lower limb or foot structure identified during the examination. Each phase of the gait cycle is analyzed for abnormal movement pattens and functions.

Over the counter insoles are a good option and starting place if you can’t afford or are not sure about custom orthotics. OTC insoles will offer good arch support for most people, however it does depend on your foot type. The style of OTC insole will depend on the footwear you are in. We carry a diverse range of OTC insoles and our expert fitters would be happy to help you.

The lifespan of a foot orthotic varies from patient to patient. The materials used to make the foot orthotic, the patient’s foot structure, levels of activity, age and physical condition all impact the orthotic’s lifespan. The lifespan of a foot orthotic should not be measured by when the the cover material wears out but by how long the orthotic meets the foot’s changing needs for support, correction and pressure redistribution. If your symptoms begin to return it is a good idea to have your orthotic reassessed to determine if modifications or a new device are necessary.

A shoe acts as a foundation for the foot and provides a stable base for the foot orthotic. Wearing appropriate footwear is imperative, as the footwear itself is an important treatment method. A foot orthotic can be rendered less effective if it is placed in inferior footwear as the shoe may work against the features of the orthotic. The foot orthotic is only as good as the shoe it goes into.