Derek Gilmer, Certified Pedorthist

Custom Orthotics in Nepean, Ontario

Derek Gilmer is a Certified Pedorthist and the owner of Healthy Steps Pedorthic Clinic. Derek is exclusively trained in the assessment, design, manufacture, fit and modification of custom made orthoses (also called orthotics) and footwear in order to alleviate and manage pain, discomfort and disabilities in the legs and feet.

Custom Orthotics and Bracing & Recovery Products

At Healthy Steps, their goal is to bring positive outcomes to their patients by providing orthotics services & dietitian services such as dietitian nutrition and products such as orthopedic shoes and custom inserts that helps them to have the ability to improve their health and lives.

The Benefits of Using Rock Tape

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What Diabetes Means for Your Feet

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Bunions? How to Avoid Pain and Surgery

A bunion refers to a bump or enlarged thickening located on the large joint of your big toe. Bunions are a common foo...

Online Shoe Shopping

Online shopping is a wonderful time saving tool that continues to grow in popularity. The convenience of being able t...

The perfect fit

My feet hurt, but I still want to wear sandals. What should I look for?

Rheumatoid Arthritis and your feet

What are the symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis in your feet?

Ankle sprain prevention

How can I manage my chronic ankle instability and help prevent ankle sprains?

A pain in the foot

What causes pain in the ball of my foot?

Morning heel pain

Why is my heel painful when I get up in the morning?

Orthotic adjustments

Is it normal to make adjustments to my foot orthotics?

Cast for custom orthotics

Why do you cast the feet when you make custom foot orthotics?

Achilles tendon pain

Why is the back of my heel and lower leg painful?