Under what conditions are orthoses useful?
The objective of an orthosis is to correct and compensate for a condition of deficiency:
An untreated condition can result in a biomechanical imbalance that may lead to pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips or back, which can cause bunions, hammertoes or heel spurs, among other symptoms.
Orthoses must be prescribed by a general practitioner or a specialist. Our orthotists provide services ranging from treatment to prescriptions to follow-up with your healthcare professional.
The technicians at our laboratory manufacture more than 26 types of plantar orthoses (small, intermediate, absorbent, rigid, flexible, etc.).
Wearing a plantar orthosis allows you to re-establish your body’s biomechanical equilibrium.
If an orthosis is the proper solution to your problem and you choose an orthosis from our laboratory, the next step consists of creating a wax mould in order to reposition the affected foot in the proper position. This orthosis will correct your posture while limiting abnormal twisting.
Many moulding techniques simply reproduce the foot without really correcting the deficiencies. Those types of orthoses act more like arch supports than true corrective plantar orthoses. The primary objective of these rapid solutions is profitability. Only mouldings that reposition the foot in the optimal position can really correct problems related to posture.
The computer is a valuable tool in terms of assessing and understanding the problem, but only hands-on work by a skilled orthotist can determine the actual level of correction required.
All of our orthoses are manufactured on site, in our workshop on the second floor of our building on boulevard Saint-Laurent, which occupies more than 2,000 square feet and is equipped with the most technologically advanced machinery and an impressive inventory of materials of varying thicknesses and densities. This represents the solid base for our technicians, whose role is to cast the plaster inside the wax moulds in order to meticulously create each orthosis in accordance with the specifications determined by your orthotist.
The manufacturing technique that we use for our orthoses was developed in our laboratory by Pierre Marchildon and his team.
4. Delivery and adjustment
A 45-minute appointment is scheduled for adjusting your orthoses. The adjustments are made inside the shoe, working directly with the patient’s foot. This ensures that the orthosis will be compatible. You will then experience the comfort of having an orthosis that is perfectly adapted to your foot. Over the next few days, any discomforts related to your gait will disappear.
Every year, follow-up is provided by the same orthotist who carried out the assessment and delivery, including the crucial step of adjusting the orthosis inside your shoe! This approach is unique to our laboratory.
Personalized follow-up makes all the difference!