Orthotics and Compression Stockings

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are non-invasive corrective devices which help correct some knee, foot, and ankle issues. These devices are custom made to meet each individuals’ health concerns uniquely. At AAA Wellness and Rehab, our physiotherapy team will assess, fit and create custom orthotics for patients on an individual basis. Using assessment tools such as a GAIT analysis and/or feiss line test clients may have their gait or how they walk assessed by one of our physiotherapists or chiropractor. Muscle imbalance, fallen arches, arthritis or other joint issues may be identified in this process.
Patients may have insurance coverage for such devices.

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What are Orthopedic Shoes?

These custom made shoes help accommodate the mechanics and structure of the foot, ankle and leg to correct any disfunction, pain, or ineffective coping mechanism a person might have which compromises or impedes everyday life.

​Examples of conditions that might benefit from a shoe modification might include:
– Bunions
– Different leg lengths
– Arthritis
– Fractures
– Abnormal foot alignments

Compression Stockings

Compression stockings gently squeeze your legs to move blood up your legs. This helps prevent leg swelling and, to a lesser extent, blood clots. If you have varicose veins, spider veins, or have just had surgery, your health care provider may prescribe compression stockings.

Compression socks are used to increase circulation for health concerns such as:
– Deep vein thrombosis
– Diabetes
– Air travel
– Professions with long standing hours such as nursing, cashiers, service industry, factory labourers, construction workers
– Heart conditions

After our Physiotherapist does a complete Health History and Initial Assessment, they will be able to recommend a customized compression stocking for your personal needs.

At AAA Wellness and Rehab we offer a variety of different orthopedic shoes available to be custom made for patients:

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a significant leg length discrepancy​ 


​“dropped” or prominent bones lesions, or sensitive areas (eg. arthritic joints, wounds, fibromas)

a significant leg length discrepancy​ 

An injury to their heel or ankle Arthritis of the heel or ankle A Surgical ankle fusion

Rocker Soles

- Arthritis of the big toe
- Metatarsalgia (forefoot pain)
- Ankle arthritis
- Achilles tendonitis

Flares and buttresses

- ​Severely pronated feet
- Chronic ankle sprains

Sole splits

- Extremely flat feet
- A Charcot joint diabetic deformity
- Bony prominences that need to be accommodated

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Why get custom made orthotics when I can just buy them at a health store near my home?

Every patient has different needs and this should be acknowledged. Orthotics sold in health stores have a generalized make and try and fulfill the requirements as best as possible. With custom made orthotics each individual need is met and our team will walk you by step by step on the most effective way to use your device to get the best results. ​

How much do orthotics cost?

Generally custom made orthotics range from around $350-$800 depending on the patient’s needs and what they require in order for the device to be effective for them. Semi-custom orthoses (off-the-shelf versions that can be modified) range from $60 to $300.

The Orthotics and Compression Stockings Scarborough has to offer

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