Can Orthotics Help With Flat Feet?

By: Jeff Lewis (C.Ped.C) Jun 17, 2017
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Find out how Orthotics benefits your Flat Feet!

Yes! They can help with “Flat Feet” by adding an artificial arch through an orthotic device.

A clinician will cast their client in subtalar neutral creating an arch that is not usually there when the client is weight-bearing.

When the orthotic device is created it holds the clients foot in the corrected position properly aligning the client's feet, ankles, knees, hip and lower back.

Jeff received his undergraduate education in Kinesiology and post graduate education in Pedorthics at The University of Western Ontario. Becoming a Certified Pedorthists of Canada was an easy decision for Jeff due to the major reconstructive knee and ankle surgery he required for injuries received while playing junior hockey. These injuries gave him a great deal of discomfort and pain both during sport and daily activities.Jeff found relief through the use of Orthotic devices, including a custom made knee brace. Realizing the relief and support these products provided and the desire to help others Jeff looked into furthering his education, then a recent grad of kinesiology, to become a medical professional.