Orthotics, Compression Stockings & Braces
Orthotics are special inserts that are worn in your shoes, custom made specifically for you. Orthotics are meant to correct poor foot biomechanics and improper alignment. Problems with biomechanics or alignment can lead to pain in the feet, ankles, knees, hips or back. Orthotics can help to correct and treat certain foot conditions including flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, Morton’s neuroma and Achilles tendinopathy.
Compression stockings are external medical grade garments designed to provide support and prevent pooling of blood in the lower extremities. Compression stockings are available in 3 compression support levels ranging from mild (15-20 mmHg), moderate (20-30 mmHg) and firm (30-40 mmHg).
Indications for use include:
- Prolonged standing
- Post surgical
- Travelling on long flights (passengers, flight crew members)
- Swollen legs
- Varicose veins/spider veins
- Prolonged bed rest
- Circulatory conditions, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
A doctor’s referral is required for moderate and firm compression stockings. Compression stockings may also be covered by your insurance provider.
To obtain the best outcomes, a right fit is important. Our health care providers are trained to measure and dispense medical grade compression stockings.
Our physiotherapists can provide you with braces to meet your specific needs and medical condition.