The Bone Blog by Dr. Jacqueline Smith Auguste, orthopaedic surgeon
Downsview Orthopaedic and Arthritis Centre
806 Wilson Avenue
North York (Downsview), Toronto, Ontario
M3K 1E5
TEL 647.347.7218
FAX 416.352.5123
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Foot Care
One of our specialities at Downsview Orthopaedic and Arthritis Centre is foot care and custom orthotics.

Orthotics are footbed supports placed inside the shoes to treat various physical symptoms from painful feet due to hyperpronation and fallen arches, to knee pain, back pain and gait and posture problems.

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According to, The most effective orthotics, however, are custom-made devices that are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. Custom orthotics are created using an impression of the foot called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, technicians in an orthotic laboratory design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments. describes how orthotics are measured: Each time you take a step, your foot hits the ground in a certain way. If there's some problem or issue with the way you set your foot down, you might experience pain or even sustain an injury. Depending on how the bottom of your foot is shaped, orthotics may be able to correct your problem. Measuring for orthotics involves making some kind of impression so that the foot conformation can be examined.

And describes the use of orthotics: to aid people with foot problems as well as knee, hip, and spine conditions. They may also be used in conjunction with properly fitted orthopedic footwear in the prevention of foot ulcers in the at-risk diabetic foot.
Explore Our Services:
0 Physiotherapy
0 Exercise Programs
0 Post Operative Rehab
0 Custom Bracing
0 Foot Care and Orthotics
0 Viscosupplementation
0 PRP Injections
0 Functional Braces/Casts
0 WSIB Rehabilitation
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