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Orthotics at Lorne Park Integrated Health

illustration of custom orthoticsOrthotics are shoe inserts that can help correct irregular walking patterns. In short, they make standing, walking and running more comfortable and efficient by changing the angles at which the foot strikes a surface. They can help align the entire leg, many times helping with knee, hip or even lower back problems. Ultimately, Lorne Park Integrated Health patients use orthotics to improve foot function and minimize stress forces that could cause foot deformity or pain.

Orthotics are also extremely effective for children with foot deformities. Many pediatric physicians recommend providing these children with orthotics soon after they start walking to stabilize the foot. These orthotics can be worn in regular or athletic shoes.

During an orthotics appointment, your chiropractor will assess alignment, then take an impression of your feet that will be used to shape the orthotics. After a few weeks, your orthotics will be ready for you to pick up!

Compression Hosiery

Compression stockings and socks are a type of compression therapy. They are prescribed by physicians based on your needs. The functions are to promote blood flow and reduces swelling and pain.
Compression hosiery works by applying pressure to your legs and feet which can help with the following:

  • reducing diameter of veins by increasing volume and velocity of the blood
  • increases blood flow to the heart
  • prevents blood from refluxing to the foot or laterally to superficial veins
Benefits of compression hosiery include:

  • improves lymphatic drainage
  • prevents deep vein thrombosis
  • reduces pain by varicose veins
  • decreases swelling, pain, and fatigue
  • prevents blood pooling
  • supports veins
  • increases circulation

Find Out More

Contact our office if you have any questions or to see if orthotics or compression hosiery could help you.

Orthotics Mississauga, Port Credit and Clarkson ON | (905) 891-2288