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Custom Orthotics in North York and Richmond Hill

Why Custom Orthotics?

GaitScan Dynamic in North York and Richmond Hill

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In order to understand the benefits of custom orthotics, we need to understand the role that your feet play in your overall well being.

Your feet are the foundation for your body, they 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 lead to more serious problems. Custom orthotics can help alleviate the stress caused by those changes.

I have been very satisfied with my orthotics and the care received. This is my second pair and I am positive they will be as comfortable and helpful as my first.
-Dorothy E. R

GaitScan Comparison

GaitScan Comparison

Poor foot mechanics set the stage for poor posture and muscular imbalance in the rest of your body. The symptoms of faulty foot mechanics can include any one of the following:

  • Localized foot pain
  • Bunions, Hammer Toes
  • Arch / Heel Pain
  • Leg / Knee Pain
  • Hip or Back Pain – even neck pain

Foot Facts and Custom Orthotics

  • 25% of the bones in your body are in your feet.
  • The average person takes 8000 to 10,000 steps per day.
  • The average person will walk over 100,000 miles in their lifetime, or more than 4 trips around the world.
  • Women have 4x as many foot problems as men – blame it on fancy, ill-fitting footwear.
  • More than 75% of people will experience foot problems in their lifetime.
  • Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.

How can Custom Orthotics Help me?

At Integrated Health & Wellness Centre, we provide properly fitted custom orthotics solutions in our North York and Richmond Hill locations. Our custom orthotics are biomechanical medical appliances constructed specifically to correct your foot mechanics, putting your body in balance. Our custom orthotics slip comfortably into your shoes and exert gentle pressure on your feet to bring them into the correct position for walking, running and standing. Aligning your body from the feet up restores your body’s balance, bringing relief from discomfort and fatigue.

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Custom Orthotics Example

Our properly fitted custom orthotics support your feet by controlling excessive and unwanted pronation and/or supination. This helps to reduce unwanted stress on the body. This reduces repetitive stress on joints and muscles, permitting smoother function and decreasing arthritic symptoms. Use of custom orthotics represents a long-term, yet cost-effective intervention for many types of functional and structural problems

By stabilizing and balancing your feet, our orthotics enhance your body’s performance and efficiency, reduce pain, and contribute to your total body wellness.

What are the Benefits of Custom Orthotics?

  • Reducing foot fatigue and pain
  • Correcting foot and body posture and alignment
  • Decreasing the stress on joints in the feet, ankles, knees, hips, and back Providing additional shock absorption
  • Improving balance and strength
  • Accommodating and preventing diabetic and other skin conditions in the feet

GaitScan and Custom Orthotics

GaitScan System

The GaitScan System

These measurements provide Dr. Karelis with a sophisticated explanation of foot mechanics and assists us with orthotic and/or shoe solutions. From the assessment tools such as GaitScan to custom orthotics, shoes and sandals, our products and services at Integrated Health & Wellness Centre are renowned for their innovative design, quality and comfort.

At Integrated Health & Wellness Centre, we utilize GaitScan, an innovative diagnostic tool and digital casting device that allows to analyze your foot biomechanics and order custom orthotic products. This technology assists Dr Karelis in analyzing your gait and detecting unusual foot function which may be affecting the rest of your body.

Common Uses for Custom Orthotics

It is important to understand that dysfunction in your feet can lead to problems up to your ankle, knees, hips, back, and even neck!

Listed below are some of the conditions orthotics may be helpful for:

  • Flat feet (pes planus) and excessive pronation
  • Excessively arched feet and supination
  • Foot Conditions (Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, calluses, corns, heel spurs)
  • Neck Pain (whiplash, neck stiffness)
  • Lower Back and Sacroiliac Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee problems (Patellar Femoral Syndrome, Arthritis, Ligament Sprains, bow leg and knock knees)
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle sprains

Do I Need Orthotics?

If you agree with any statements below, you may be a good candidate for custom orthotics

  • My feet are sore on a regular basis.
  • I spend a good portion of my day standing or walking on hard surfaces.
  • I play a sport regularly (tennis, golf, basketball, etc.)
  • Standing, walking or running gives me joint pain (ankles,knees,hips or back)
  • I am over 40 years old.
  • I have visible foot problems (bunions,fallen arches, corns, etc.)
  • One of my legs is shorter than the other.
  • I have knock-knees or bow-legs.
  • My shoes wear out quickly or unevenly.
  • My feet “toe out” when I walk.
  • My parents had foot related symptoms.

I had new orthotics made for me by Dr. Karelis of Integrated Health. Within two days of receiving the orthotics my pain was gone, and I am able to walk longer distances.

I heartily recommend the orthotics made by Dr.Spyros Karelis.

John F , Scarborough, On.

Ready to find out if custom orthotics can help you? Contact in our North York or Richmond Hill locations to schedule an appointment


Chiropractic Care & Weight Loss Program in Two Convenient Locations
Integrated Health & Wellness Centre
40 Wynford Dr, Ste 300
North York, ON M3C 1J5
Phone: (416) 445-1564
Integrated Health & Wellness Centre
158 Elgin Mills Rd. West
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4M2
Phone: (647) 404-0854