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 can lead to more serious problems.
Our prescription Footmaxx orthotics look like insoles, but are specially designed digitized biomechanical medical appliances to be worn inside the shoe, that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance and modified to suit your particular needs. Properly designed foot orthotics may compensate for impaired foot function by controlling abnormal motion across the joints of the foot and/or accommodate painful areas of the foot.
Orthotics will control the position and motion of your foot. This may prevent the development of pain and disability, and the development of additional deformity. Orthotics will not change the underlying structure of the adult foot. If they are not worn, abnormal function will immediately return. In a sense they are analogous to dentures; if you remove them you can no longer properly chew your food.
Footmaxx orthotics are made from precise digital imprints of your feet so that they can give you custom support and comfort. In special cases, vacuum-formed foot orthotics are manufactured from casts and impression foam imprints of the feet. Footmaxx proprietary forceplate technology generates instantaneous on-screen and printed diagnostic gait analysis. This is one of the parameters that Footmaxx uses to determine orthotic module shape. The overall aim of the orthotic therapy is to normalize the biomechanical patterns of the feet.
Footmaxx orthotics that are dispensed by our clinic are custom made for your feet and should not be confused with over-the-counter arch supports that may help the occasional patient with minor arch discomfort, but they frequently fail because they do not properly control foot function and/or do not properly fit the patient's feet.
Footmaxx orthotics are made in their lab in Toronto, overseen by a Podiatrist (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine). Footmaxx orthotics are fully guaranteed, come with a warranty and are covered through most health care insurance plans.
Footmaxx is the official orthotic supplier to the NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL.