Millions of people participate in team and individual sports, many of them outside their school system where advice on conditioning and equipment is not always readily available. Sports related foot and ankle injuries are on the rise, so participants should be concerned about their involvement in sports that require a substantial amount of running and turning, or that involve contact.
At Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre, we can custom fit you for made-to-measure sport orthotics to aid in injury prevention. Our hand crafted designed custom sport orthotics are exceptionally well made and are significantly superior to those of our competitors. They will help to keep you training and competing in the sport of your choice, and improve your overall athletic performance. Our sport orthotics improve the efficiency of power transfer from the foot to the legs, which is especially important in sports such as running, cycling, figure skating, and various field and court sports.
Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre will provide you with an individually tailored bio-mechanical exam, and we use state-of-the-art gait scan technology to assess and analyze your active feet. The results of the analysis, combined with the extensive experience our chiropodist/foot care specialist, permits us to successfully detect abnormal foot function which may be affecting your feet and other areas of your body when you are engaged in sports.
Your foot is in contact with the ground for approximately 0.8 of a second while walking, and about 0.25 of a second while running. Due to the rapid movement of the feet during any standard or sports activity, determining normal or abnormal foot function without the use of gait scan technology is too difficult for even the most experienced chiropodists/foot care specialists. Gait scan technology records your timing sequences as you walk or run, enabling our practitioners to gain a concise analysis of your foot mechanics, and decide if you would benefit from wearing custom made sports orthotics.
Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centres' gait scan technology will scan your foot to capture its distribution of pressure, map your foot's pressure to determine where there is too much or too little, and prints a report which assists our chiropodist/foot care specialist in evaluating your foot function and determining if it is the source of your issue. From there we can decide the necessity for orthotic therapy, and the data is forwarded securely to a laboratory where your custom made sports orthotics are manufactured specifically for your feet.
Connect with our chiropodist/foot care specialist today at Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre's Brantford or Hamilton locations, to learn more about how our custom made sports orthotics will help improve your sports performance and general comfort.