Dr. Justin Guy

Oakville Chiropractor


Foot Orthotics

Custom orthotics are inserts placed in your shoes.  They are an exact match to your feet; controlling abnormal foot function, restoring proper weight distribution and establishing ideal biomechanics.  Subtle imbalances in our feet become amplified as stress travels upward, causing problems in the knees, hips and lower back.   A well made custom insert will establish your perfect and stable foundation, leading to increased athletic performance, comfort and shock absorption.  

Medical Indications

Functional Indications

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Runners Knee
  • Sacroiliac Syndrome
  • Corns, callouses & bunions
  • Hammer toes
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic Neuromas
  • Foot pronation ( flat-feet )
  • In-toeing gait
  • Out-toeing gait
  • Foot pain and fatigue
  • Leg pain and fatigue
  • Sports-related injuries

How are the custom orthotics made?

The detailed examination findings and neutral cast of your feet are sent to a state-of-the-art lab.  There, experienced technicians, starting with raw materials and a three dimensional source, assemble an insert that is the precise compliment to your feet. 

How come they're so expensive?

This is a custom orthotic brace, for your feet.  The raw materials used in the manufacturing process are strong and durable, allowing the inserts to be worn for years before requiring replacement.

Are they much different than off-the-shelf insoles?

Yes, much different.  While off-the-shelf insoles may offer some support to the structures of your feet, they are far from perfect.  Custom orthotics are exactly that, custom.  The perfect match to your feet.  The difference between custom and off-the-shelf will be obvious when experienced.

Will they help with the pain in my knees and back?

Yes, it's possible the pain you're experiencing in your knees and back is related to poor foot mechanics.  As your body compensates, tissues and structures distant from your feet may become overloaded, leading to pain and disability.  An examination will determine if this is in fact the case. 

How long will I have to wear the orthotics for?

The custom orthotics create optimal foot and ankle biomechanics.  They are not like dental braces, which correct alignment over time.  Think of them like prescription eyeglasses; they correct alignment and relief from your condition while they are being worn. So wear them often.

Is the cost covered under my health care benefits plan?

Maybe. You will have to contact your benefits provider to be certain.  All plans are different, so make sure you ask the right questions.  Here's some help with that:

  • How much coverage do I have?  
  • What percentage of the cost is covered?    
  • How many pairs am I covered for per calendar year?    
  • Do I need a referral from my Medical Doctor?
  • Can a Chiropractor dispense my orthotics?