We utilize a traditional 3d volumetric casting system, a thorough biomechanical examination and our Gait Scan™ System to provide the best customized products for our patients in the Whitby area. Whitby Orthotic's Gait scan system is a revolutionary diagnostic tool for assessing our patient's biomechanics. Our Gait Scan has an industry high 4096 sensors and scans at an industry high 300Hz (scans per second). These measurements provide us with a sophisticated explanation of your foot mechanics and assists us with orthotic and/or shoe solutions.
People punish their feet daily by wearing ill fitting shoes or by walking around on feet that do not function properly. Educate yourself and start improving the health of your feet
Foot Fact Number 1
25 % of the Bones in the Body are in your Feet
Your feet are a complex system of 52 bones, 66 joints, 214 ligaments, 38 muscles and tendons. It is no wonder that 75% of North Americans will experience foot health problems of varying degrees, at some point in their lives.
You could be walking in comfort with professionally fitted custom orthotics.
Foot Fact Number 2
The average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps per day
Your feet have an important job; they carry you throughout the day, with every step making an impact on your body. If your foot functions improperly it will have an effect on joints higher up the kinetic chain (your ankle, knee, hip and spine). This may result in pain or discomfort. Most individuals will seek out medical attention for the symptoms they are experiencing in their joints, but do not realize the source of their pain is their feet.
Foot Fact Number 3
60-70% of People with Diabetes have Mild to Severe Forms of Nerve Damage, Often Impairing the Sensation of the Feet
Foot disease is one of the complications of diabetes. Severe nerve damage in the feet can lead to ulceration and often lower extremity amputations. Early prevention and treatment of foot disease can be managed by effective foot care practices. These practices include: diagnosis of high pressure areas on the diabetic foot and treatment with properly fitted orthotics or footwear. Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.
It's important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.
When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!
In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes.
Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.
Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.
Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees, hip joints or your back ....the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.
Chiropractic Wellness and Rehabilitation is focused on providing a superior orthotic to maximize your health gains. This attention to detail has resulted in patient referrals from the Oshawa, Whitby, Courtice, Brooklin, Port Perry, Ajax, Pickering and Bowmanville areas.