About Orthotics

Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, our hand-made orthotics can increase your performance and comfort. Your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. Like the foundation of a house, your feet support the weight of everything above them. When a small problem develops in your feet, the subtle change in the way you walk will cause a chain reaction of adjustments in your posture and walking mechanics. These changes can put stress on joints higher up in your body, and lead to more serious problems.Each sport applies intense and abnormal weight and stress to specific areas of the feet and ankles; these parts are not constructed to bear these abnormal forces. The result can be fatigue, pain, loss of efficiency, or all three. These orthotics will protect the stressed areas, and re-distribute the abnormal weight to the entire foot. This will increase efficiency, allowing you to be a better athlete; and reduce fatigue so you can participate in your sport for longer periods of time. But most important, by accommodating for internal foot abnormalities, redirecting weight and stress, and supporting and stabilizing the feet and ankles, your pain will disappear.

Our feet have nearly 100 individual working parts. To be pain free and 100% efficient, these complex parts must exist in a specific relationship, one to the other. Unfortunately, we may be born with fallen arches, loose muscles, or biomechanical defects such as pronation (a rolling out of the foot); or we may develop heel spurs, bunions, or other defects which ruin the perfect relationship of one foot structure to the other.

When this happens we develop tired, aching feet and ankles, or pains in specific areas of our feet and ankles. Custom made orthotics relieve foot and ankle fatigue and pain by supporting the individual components of the feet, and stabilizing the ankles. They allow the feet to function with 100% efficiency again.

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are bio-mechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

Depending on your sport, they are made of semi-rigid or semi-flexible “Space Age” thermoplastic materials, which are guaranteed to be comfortable; and, these orthotics will last for many years. These materials have a “memory,” so that as you apply your weight to the foot there is a certain amount of “give.” When your weight is removed from that foot, the orthotic returns to its original shape and height. This provides shock absorbency to the feet, ankles, knees, and lower back; and makes these orthotics extremely comfortable.

The Calgary Sports Orthotics designs innovative, comfortable orthotics that are a pleasure to wear as they gently reduce problems associated with pressure points, muscle strain and abnormal forces on the ankles, knees, hips, and spine. The Calgary Sports Orthotics custom orthotics help rebalance your feet, reducing pain and discomfort by enhancing your body’s natural movements. In close partnership with your health care professional, Calgary Sports Orthotics designs orthotics that augment treatment and add to your general well-being no matter where your feet may take you.