OUR PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY
Our clinicians will recommend a number of treatment
protocols and exercises. In many cases, in order to treat the source problem of abnormal biomechanical alignment, they will recommend custom corrective shoes and / or orthotics.
A true foot orthotic is a device that is usually made of a proprietary combination of plastics; fiberglass and graphite for longer wear, with subsequent soft cushioning materials added on for comfort. It is made specifically for your foot and its function is to realign the anatomical angular relationship between the front and rear of the foot and between the foot and the leg. Orthotics work very well and are a non-invasive conservative treatment to many foot and foot related problems such as knee, hip and back pain. Before orthotics are made the Performance Clinician completes a thorough biomechanical assessment including a scan of the foot to evaluate its function, then and only then can a specific and truly helpful orthotic be made just for you and your feet. Orthotics have also been proven helpful in treating many conditions such as Bunions, Calluses, Corns, Hammer Toes, Sore Arches, Painful Heels (plantar fasciitis), Sore Ankles, Sore Shins (shin splints), Chondromalacia, Achilles Tendonitis, Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome, Metatarsalgia and much more.
We offer a full 2 - year warranty on breakage and a 45 - day performance guarantee. Our custom corrective footwear and custom orthotics are designed with comfort in mind, the orthotic module is made with graphite for lasting strength and cushioning materials for lasting comfort.
Performance Medical Group has developed a foot bed unlike any other in the industry. The foot bed is comprised of the custom orthotic module and a combination of condition specific materials, creating a comfortable corrective experience, which can only be described by wearing the footwear.
Performance Orthotic’s state of the art technology and unique blend of materials provides patients the best orthotic device on the market today, while allowing patients the versatility of wearing their orthotics in a wide variety of shoes. Taking into consideration the needs of the patient i.e presenting diagnosis, symptoms, activity levels, weight, age, and daily styles of shoes, will determine the style of orthotic the patient is prescribed.
Performance Orthotic’s technology focuses on a dynamic computerized weight bearing pressure/time analysis. From this information, an orthotic is then custom designed in our lab in Ajax, Ontario Canada to correct the patient’s abnormal foot function.
The orthotics are made from a proprietary blend of materials such as graphite, fibreglass, polyethelene and polypropolene. Using these materials allows us to make the orthotic thin enough to go into several shoes while maintaining its strength and durability.
One of the most gratifying aspects that our trained and Certified Performance Clinicians see is so many patients who suffer from a wide variety of orthopedic complaints, such as knee and hip pain, recover completely after having the faulty biomechanics of their feet corrected.
About 90 percent of all common foot pain, including osteoarthritis, is caused by abnormal biomechanical forces. And, just as faulty wheel alignment in a car can result in tire wear and tear, the abnormal forces due to misalignment affecting your lower limbs can cause early wear and tear in the joints of the feet. Foot problems can create havoc and pain in the entire body.
However, with proper mechanical adjustments, like wearing custom orthotics further wear and tear can be prevented, and pain can be drastically reduced, or even eliminated altogether in many cases.
Performance Orthotics technology focuses on dynamic computerized weight bearing pressure/time mapping. The acquisition and analysis of objective data relating to abnormal foot pressures and pathological gait episodes that occur when the patient is weight bearing, can be detected only by such sensor technology.
The computerized mapping data can substantiate the abnormality of body weight distribution, which creates painful ambulation. It is the key for developing a treatment plan for multiple foot conditions, i.e. plantar fasciitis, unstable MPJ, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, chondromalacia patella, etc. It is a necessary aid in determining if orthotics are a necessary adjunct to our care.
Every patient is scanned on our computerized pressure mapping system, which maps both static and dynamic weight-bearing foot function.
The system analyzes the unique way in which each individual distributes their body weight, while either walking or standing and this distribution affects their entire body. The procedure is simple, non-invasive and clean.