Orthotics and Assistive Devices in Toronto ON
Are you looking for orthotics or assistive devices in Toronto? Orthotics are a great way to help with issues related to walking and alignment. Some of these include but are not limited to: knee, foot and lower back pain. The need for orthotics is often related to an issue with the natural functioning of the foot.
An assistive technology device is defined as any item, piece of equipment, or product system whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Following assessment, therapists may prescribe devices to assist in day-to-day functions or improve rehabilitation and facilitate return to pre-injury independence. Many customized and off the shelf devices are available at Ritacco Chiropractic.
Understanding Orthotics in Toronto ON
Foot function during activity ultimately affects the position of the anatomical structures of the human body. Even a slight misalignment of bones or muscular imbalance can cause numerous problems, since the foot supports your entire body weight, and this can cause pain anywhere along the kinetic chain. Orthotics provide foot stability which will help maintain and correct postural alignment. Those who experience discomfort and pain due to imbalances will notice immediate relief as pressure is alleviated by the custom orthotic and/or orthopaedic shoe.
Orthotics will often help to realign the bones within the foot and ankle and therefore take pressure of other parts of the body such as the back, neck, shoulders and hips. In addition, orthotics will help with distributing your weight properly and take further pressure off of toes, bunions and other parts of the foot.
Orthotics are really for anyone with an issue or discomfort relating to walking or imbalances in the body that are known to cause related pain. The great benefit of orthotics is that they can be worn on a daily basis and be utilized during most activities to take further stress of the body.
Orthotics can often be prescribed by our doctors and can last well over a year in most cases. This is a great investment into your overall health and well being via a biomechanical standpoint.
If you are looking for a orthotics in Toronto, call our team at Ritacco Chiropractic today for a no obligation consultation and find out what possibilities lay ahead for you!
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