MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic

  • 107 Hawthorn Way Unit 6, Leduc, AB T9E 0B1
  • Mon to Fri 9:00am to 6:00pm

Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics

Live Comfortably with Custom Orthotics!

Ready to Make Life Easier? Try Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics can make daily tasks much more comfortable and easier to achieve.

Do you experience sore feet? Did you know that as you age, your feet will often change? Changes in the shape of your feet, the support of your ligaments, and complications from previous injuries, can all cause strain and pain.

This is why we at MindBody offer custom orthotics. They provide extra support and relief for your feet.

Ready to get started? Contact our Leduc, AB physiotherapy practice for an appointment and learn more about how we can help relieve your foot pain!

Will custom orthotics benefit me?

  • Our trained Leduc, AB physiotherapist can give you a comprehensive orthotic evaluation. He or she will provide a custom fitting to determine what will work best for your feet.
  • In addition, our physiotherapist will assess your current medical conditions and activity level when providing the best custom orthotics.
  • After your evaluation and fitting, it will likely take a few weeks for your custom orthotics to come back from the lab.
  • Quality orthotics can alleviate pressure, eliminate pain, and promote stability. We will make custom orthotics that fit the exact shape of your foot. Custom orthotics will give you the most benefits.
  • As physiotherapists, we are specifically trained in musculoskeletal movement and have extensive knowledge of gait analysis and biomechanics of the lower extremities.
  • We can provide you with orthotics that uniquely fit the contours of your feet, giving you the maximum amount of function, support, and comfort.
  • After you have received your orthotics it will likely be necessary to provide an ongoing assessment of how your orthotics are working. You will need to fine-tune your orthotics to get the best results.

What do custom orthotics do?

Custom orthotics are devices that are individually created to uniquely fit your feet. They resemble insoles but are specifically crafted and made of materials that will last longer than prefabricated orthotics.

There are generally three types of custom orthotics, including:

Therapeutic

If the shape of your feet is irregular, these can assist heel support, forward movement, and general stability.

Functional

These will help your feet to move in a more desirable way or bear weight in a way that will help you move and walk better.

Accommodative

These are created to help you relieve the stress on joints that is often caused by conditions such as arthritis.
Although custom orthotics are more expensive than off-the-shelf devices, they last much longer and provide more support or correction.
Orthotic inserts will improve how your feet and lower legs feel and function.

So, what’s causing my aches and pains?

There are several conditions that cause problems with your feet. General ailments and diseases that affect the body as a whole can also lead to foot pain.

The following are several examples of conditions or diseases that can be the cause of foot pain. We can treat these conditions with physiotherapy. 

Metatarsalgia

This is a painful disorder that affects the joints and bones along the ball of the foot. Ill-fitting or restrictive footwear can lead to this condition. Orthotics are usually recommended to help reduce pain caused by metatarsalgia.

Diabetes

Diabetes can lead to foot problems because of restricted blood flow and nerve damage. When nerves are damaged through diabetes this is referred to as neuropathy. When the muscles in the foot no longer function together properly this can cause unequal pressure on the foot. Unequal pressure can result in sores, infections, and even amputation in extreme cases. Proper footwear can help prevent foot problems related to diabetes.

Plantar Fasciitis

This is a painful condition along the sole of the foot; and in particular, the area that connects the heel bone to the toes. This is due to thick tissues along the bottom of the feet becoming tightened or inflamed. Pain can occur in the heel or the arch of the foot. It can be caused by obesity, age, and standing for long periods of time on your feet.

Heel Spurs

This is a bony protrusion on the heel that is usually made of some sort of calcium build-up. While the actual spurs are not painful they can poke the tissues in the heel and potentially cause severe pain. Many of the same risk factors that cause plantar fasciitis can also cause heel spurs.

Arthritis

Arthritis is a debilitating joint disease that can affect the joints throughout the foot. Importantly, stiffness and swelling in the joints can eventually lead to permanent damage. This can affect the way you stand or walk.

Other potentially treatable conditions include patellofemoral knee pain, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and bunions, as well as numerous systemic pathologies that (like diabetes) affect the function of the lower limbs.

Physiotherapy services can provide treatment to relieve pain and improve whatever condition you’re suffering from.

Aren’t orthotics unsightly?

No. In the past orthotics referred to special shoes which where often bulky and unfashionable. Thanks to Scan Mat, your custom orthotic will be a slim and trim insert that fits into most of your footwear. Most people will not even realize you are wearing an orthotic.

Are custom orthotics uncomfortable?

Absolutely not. What is uncomfortable is suffering needlessly from one or more of the ailments listed above. Our custom orthotics are soft, pliable, and gently put pressure where you need to relieve your pain. They are comfortable to wear and help restore alignment, balance, and posture.

How do I know if I need orthotics?

Any time you are in physical pain but don’t know why, you should have a full physiotherapy assessment. Our expert physiotherapists will determine if an orthotic issue is causing your back or neck pain. However, some signs are more readily apparent. Custom orthotics will improve issues such as foot pain, rolling your ankles or slipping a knee joint.

So, all I need is an orthotic to fix my pain?

Custom orthotics can fix your pain. Custom orthotics will help to reduce your pain when combined with other treatments. If you are recovering from an accident, this can help to realign your body. You may also need whiplash treatment and/or concussion management. 

Can I get custom orthotics for my sporting footwear?

In most cases, yes. We make orthotics for ski boots, skates, running shoes, etc. You can also use orthotics for any sports injury rehabilitation or prevention.

How do I get the best custom foot orthotics in South Leduc?

We are committed to being your local physiotherapy and sports clinic of choice, and that means you’ll find the most advanced equipment and the most professional and caring service right here at  MindBody. We accept referrals and personal appointments. Contact us today so you can put your best foot forward.

Do you Direct Bill to the Insurance company for my custom foot orthotics?

Unfortunately, Insurance companies do not allow direct billing for Custom Orthotics. In addition, you will have to submit manual claim with payment receipt and necessary documents required by your Insurance Company in order to reimburse you for the claim. Most of the time Insurance Company requires physician’s or GP’s prescription in order to know that it is medically necessary.

Find relief for your aching feet today!

Contact MindBody Physiotherapy today to learn how our customized orthotics can benefit you.

We will have you feeling your absolute best and light on your feet!

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  • What is physiotherapy, and how can I benefit?

    Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession focused on improving and restoring movement and function to individuals affected by injury, illness, or disability. Physiotherapists utilize a variety of techniques, including exercise prescription, manual therapy, and modalities such as ultrasound and electrical stimulation, to address musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiopulmonary conditions. The benefits of physiotherapy are vast and can positively impact individuals of all ages and abilities. By addressing pain, improving mobility, and restoring function, physiotherapy can help you recover from injuries faster and prevent future recurrences. Additionally, physiotherapy plays a crucial role in promoting overall health and well-being by enhancing physical strength, flexibility, and endurance. Whether you're recovering from a sports injury, managing chronic pain, rehabilitating after surgery, or seeking to improve your mobility and quality of life, physiotherapy offers personalized care and support tailored to your unique needs. By working closely with a physiotherapist, you can optimize your physical function, enhance your independence, and achieve your goals for a healthier, more active lifestyle.

  • Can I see a physiotherapist even if I'm not injured or experiencing any pain?

    Yes, you can see a physiotherapist even if you're not injured or experiencing pain. Physiotherapy isn't just for injury recovery; it's also highly beneficial for injury prevention and overall wellness. Here are some reasons to visit a physiotherapist without being injured: Injury Prevention: Physiotherapists can identify potential risk factors and biomechanical issues that may lead to injuries. They can design personalized exercise programs to strengthen weak areas and improve flexibility and balance, reducing the risk of future injuries. Performance Enhancement: Athletes and fitness enthusiasts can benefit from physiotherapy to enhance their performance. Physiotherapists can provide sport-specific training, optimize movement patterns, and offer techniques to improve strength, endurance, and agility. Posture and Ergonomics: Many people suffer from poor posture due to sedentary lifestyles. Physiotherapists can assess your posture and recommend ergonomic adjustments and exercises to improve alignment and reduce strain on your body. General Well-being: Regular physiotherapy can help maintain overall musculoskeletal health, manage stress, and promote relaxation through techniques such as massage therapy and guided stretching. Visiting a physiotherapist proactively can help you maintain optimal health and prevent potential issues from developing.

  • What does the initial consultation involve?

    The initial consultation in a physiotherapy setting, particularly for Advanced Sports Physiotherapy, involves several key steps to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the patient's needs and to establish an effective treatment plan. First, the physiotherapist conducts a detailed medical history review, including any previous injuries, surgeries, and current health conditions. This is followed by a discussion of the patient's goals, whether it's injury recovery, performance enhancement, or injury prevention. Next, a physical examination is performed. This includes assessing posture, gait, range of motion, strength, flexibility, and functional movement patterns. For athletes, sport-specific assessments may be conducted to identify any biomechanical issues or imbalances. The physiotherapist may also utilize diagnostic tools such as ultrasound or other imaging techniques if necessary. Based on the findings, the physiotherapist develops a personalized treatment plan, outlining recommended therapies, exercises, and lifestyle modifications. They also provide education on injury prevention and strategies to optimize performance. Finally, the consultation includes setting realistic goals and discussing the expected timeline and outcomes of the treatment. Contact MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic to schedule your initial consultation and start your journey to optimal health and performance.

  • What does a treatment or follow-up session involve, and how many sessions will I need?

    In a treatment or follow-up session at MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic, the process begins with a reassessment of your condition. This includes reviewing your progress, evaluating any changes in symptoms, and adjusting the treatment plan accordingly. A typical session may involve a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, modalities such as ultrasound or electrical stimulation, and education on injury prevention and self-management strategies. The number of sessions needed varies depending on the nature and severity of your condition, your progress, and your individual goals. Acute injuries might require a few weeks of consistent sessions, while chronic conditions or post-surgical rehabilitation could extend over several months. Generally, the initial phase involves more frequent visits, which may taper off as you make progress and gain strength. Your physiotherapist will provide a personalized treatment plan and timeline after the initial assessment, ensuring that you receive the optimal amount of care to achieve a full recovery and prevent future injuries. For a tailored treatment plan, contact MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic today.

  • Do I need a doctor’s referral to come to Physiotherapy?

    No, you do not need a doctor’s referral to come to physiotherapy. You can directly book an appointment with a physiotherapist, who will assess your condition and develop a personalized treatment plan. However, some insurance plans may require a doctor’s referral for reimbursement purposes. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand their specific requirements. Regardless of insurance stipulations, seeing a physiotherapist without a referral can expedite your access to care, allowing for quicker intervention and recovery. If you have any concerns or need further clarification, contacting your physiotherapy clinic directly can provide the specific guidance you need.

  • What should I expect during my first appointment?

    During your first appointment at MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic, you can expect a comprehensive assessment to understand your specific needs and goals. The session will begin with a detailed discussion of your medical history, current symptoms, and any relevant sports or physical activities. This will be followed by a physical examination, including posture analysis, range of motion tests, and strength assessments. Based on these findings, your physiotherapist will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your condition. This plan may include manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, and recommendations for at-home care. The goal is to provide a clear path to recovery, optimize your performance, and prevent future injuries.

  • How many treatments will I need?

    The number of treatments you will need varies depending on the nature and severity of your condition, your personal health goals, and how your body responds to therapy. For acute injuries or issues, you might require a shorter treatment plan, typically ranging from a few sessions to a few weeks. Chronic conditions or more severe injuries may necessitate a longer-term approach, possibly involving several months of regular sessions. Your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment during your initial consultation to create a personalized treatment plan. This plan will outline the recommended number of sessions and their frequency. Regular evaluations will be conducted to monitor your progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed to ensure optimal recovery and performance enhancement.

  • How long will I be in the clinic for each session?

    The duration of your session at the clinic can vary depending on the specific treatment plan recommended by your physiotherapist. Typically, sessions range from 30 minutes to an hour, encompassing a combination of assessment, treatment, and therapeutic exercises tailored to your individual needs. During your initial consultation, your physiotherapist will conduct a thorough assessment to identify the nature of your condition, assess your range of motion, strength, and functional limitations. Based on this assessment, they will develop a personalized treatment plan and discuss the expected duration of each session with you, ensuring that you have a clear understanding of what to expect and how long each appointment will last.

  • Does my extended health care cover physiotherapy treatment?

    Determining whether your extended health care covers physiotherapy treatment depends on your specific insurance policy. Many extended health care plans do cover physiotherapy to some extent, but the extent of coverage can vary widely between plans and providers. Some plans may cover a certain number of sessions per year, while others may have a monetary limit or require pre-authorization for treatment. It's essential to review your insurance policy or contact your insurance provider directly to understand the details of your coverage, including any deductibles, co-payments, or restrictions that may apply. Additionally, speaking with your physiotherapy clinic can help clarify how they can assist you in navigating your insurance coverage to access the treatment you need.

  • How soon can I get an appointment?

    At MindBody Physiotherapy & Wellness Clinic, we understand the importance of timely access to care. We strive to accommodate our clients' schedules and offer flexible appointment options. Depending on availability, you may be able to schedule an appointment within a few days of contacting us. Our friendly staff will work with you to find a convenient time slot that fits your schedule. Contact us today to inquire about our current availability and book your appointment for Advanced Sports Physiotherapy in Leduc. Your journey to optimal health and performance starts here.

  • Do I need to see my doctor before booking a physiotherapy assessment?

    It's generally advisable to consult your doctor before booking a physiotherapy assessment, especially if you're experiencing significant pain, have recently undergone surgery, or have a pre-existing medical condition. Your doctor can provide valuable insights into your overall health and any specific concerns that may impact your physiotherapy treatment. Additionally, they can offer guidance on whether physiotherapy is the appropriate course of action for your condition or if further medical evaluation is necessary. While a doctor's referral is not always required to see a physiotherapist, it can streamline the process and ensure that you receive the most effective care tailored to your individual needs. Physiotherapists work closely with medical professionals to coordinate care and optimize outcomes, so consulting your doctor before booking a physiotherapy assessment can help facilitate a collaborative approach to your treatment plan.

  • If I've already undergone an assessment with my physician, what's the necessity for a physical therapy assessment?

    While a physician's assessment focuses on diagnosing medical conditions and prescribing treatment, a physical therapy assessment provides a specialized evaluation of musculoskeletal function and movement patterns. Physical therapists are experts in identifying biomechanical imbalances, muscle weaknesses, and movement dysfunctions that may contribute to pain or impair function. Additionally, physical therapy assessments often include functional testing to assess mobility, strength, and flexibility, providing valuable information to guide treatment planning and rehabilitation. Therefore, even after seeing a physician, a physical therapy assessment is essential for developing an individualized treatment plan aimed at optimizing function, reducing pain, and preventing future injuries.

  • How many treatments does it take to get better?

    The number of treatments required to achieve recovery varies depending on the individual's condition, severity of the injury, and response to therapy. In many cases, improvement can be noticed within a few sessions, especially with acute injuries or conditions. However, chronic or complex issues may necessitate a longer treatment plan. Physiotherapists tailor treatment frequency and duration based on ongoing assessment and progress monitoring, aiming to optimize outcomes while minimizing the duration of therapy. Ultimately, the goal is to empower individuals with the tools and techniques to manage their condition effectively, promoting long-term recovery and wellness.

  • Do you provide treatment for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs)?

    Yes, at our clinic, we provide comprehensive treatment for clients injured in motor vehicle accidents (MVAs). Our experienced team of physiotherapists specializes in assessing and treating a wide range of injuries resulting from car accidents, including whiplash, soft tissue injuries, and musculoskeletal pain. We offer personalized rehabilitation programs tailored to each client's specific needs, focusing on pain relief, restoring mobility, and improving overall function. Our goal is to help clients recover fully from their MVA injuries and regain their quality of life as quickly and effectively as possible.

  • What if I injured at work or in a car accident?

    If you're injured at work or in a car accident, it's crucial to seek prompt medical attention. Notify your employer or the relevant authorities immediately, and if necessary, seek medical attention to address any injuries sustained. In cases of workplace injury, you may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits, while car accidents may involve insurance claims. Consulting with a legal professional experienced in personal injury law can help you understand your rights, navigate the claims process, and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages incurred as a result of the injury.