The Pedorthist Difference

So.. “What is a Pedorthist?” is one of the more commonly asked questions I get in my day to day practice. The world of foot health professionals can be confusing to navigate having many designations with overlapping scopes of practice. Why choose a pedorthist for your orthotics? Many practitioners are qualified to assess for custom … Read more

In-Toeing In Children – What You Need To Know

Child development can be overwhelming as it is natural as a parent to want to make sure you are doing all things with-in your power to give your child the best chance for developmental success. We often see parents in our practice who are concerned about their childs in-toeing gait pattern, sometimes referred to as … Read more

Compression Socks For Runners

Let’s talk about compression socks for runners. If you’re a runner you will have noticed by now that compression socks have infiltrated the running world. But the question remains, are they really all they are hyped up to be? So what exactly are compression socks and how do they work? Compression socks are exactly as … Read more

Orthotics And Your Golf Game!

Can Orthotics Improve your golf game? I’m not here to tell you that an orthotic is going to correct your slice, or give you an extra 30 yrds of carry.  (If that were the case I’d be over at Augusta right now ensuring Tiger, Rory and Rickies orthotics were in top form the next 4 … Read more

Braces for Ankle Joint Arthritis

The Gauntlet brace is our secret weapon! The brace is made from a cast of the foot and ankle. It is made of rigid thermoplastic, lined with a cushioning material and enclosed in a leather lace up wrap. It fits well in lace up walking shoes and is a great tool for any sufferer of … Read more

Do Orthotics Help with Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the connective tissue that joins the heel bone (calcaneus)  to the forefoot (the metatarsal heads).   When his connective tissue is placed under a lot of stress is can become irritated with inflammation and even tiny micro-tears.

Pregnancy & Your Feet

As we are all aware pregnancy triggers a wide array of changes within the body in an exceptionally short period of time.   The additional weight being carried in the torso has a direct affect on a woman’s center of gravity and causes the increased curvature in the lower back and forward tilt of the pelvis that we are all use to seeing in pregnant women. 

All Things Bunions

Bunion pain relief is something we get asked about daily. Bunions are a condition that as a Pedorthist we see often. They are a malalignment of the big toe joint (also known as hallux valgus) causing a boney deformation on the inside of the foot at the base of the big toe. Bunions can be … Read more

Ski Boot Fitting

Getting foot pain in your ski boots is not uncommon.  Ski boots are not known for exuding comfort especially because boot performance is heavily reliable on a snug fit.  I do however believe that there is a balance that can be found between comfort and performance.

If The Shoe Fits

Selecting the right shoe for your foot type and running style is not an easy task. I am going to lay out some guidelines that should make the decision making a little easier but I always recommend consulting with your local pedorthist.