Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics works on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes

Custom Orthotics By Alberta Institute for Spine and sport therapy

The Alberta Institute for Spine and Sport Therapy is now using The Orthotics Group GaitScan™equipment and software as an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that will allow us to analyze patient biomechanics and order custom orthotic products.

With 4096 sensors, GaitScan™ is the industry leader in dynamic scanning capabilities. Once the scan is taken the TOG lab uses this information along with instructions from the doctor to create the custom orthotic.
A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance.

Custom orthotics works 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. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motions that takes place during the gait cycle.

Conditions that custom orthotics helps prevent and treat:


icon showing location for typical plantar fascities pain

Plantar Fascitis

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Runners Knee

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Shin Splints

Icon showing the areas where Achilles Tendonitis typically occurs and how custom orthotics can help fix it.

Achilles Tendonitis

Icon showing Metatarsalgia pain locations on the foot.

Metatarsalgia

Icon showing the area on leg where Illiotibial Band Syndrome is common.

Iliotibial Band
Syndrome

Third Party Coverage Information

    1. Download the forms provided by clicking on the links and call your insurance company to see if you have coverage and fill in the forms completely.*If you do not have coverage you may choose to pay privately. NOTE: Many insurance companies benefits roll over at the end of the year so don’t delay as you may be able to get a pair for this year and a pair next year. This is very useful in situations where people wear two different pairs of shoes such as dress shoes or slimmer fitting woman’s shoes.
    2. Contact us to book an appointment with Dr. McClean to have your feet evaluated and your gait scanned. Be sure to bring in the insurance form.
    3. If the Gait scan and exam determines that you need custom orthotics, you will then work with the doctor to select which style will best suit you.