Custom Orthotics

Custom Orthotics are a device that can be placed in a shoe to support, align, prevent and/or accommodate how the foot functions with each step you take.

Custom orthotics, we used in conjunction with proper footwear, can be effective in helping treat:

  • Foot Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Bunions, Hammer Toes, & Claw Toes
  • Leg Length Discrepancies

Custom Orthotics can also be beneficial for those suffering from arthritis, diabetes, or injuries to the lower limbs.


What does the Orthotic Process involve?

You will need a physician’s referral to obtain orthotics. This is required by Pedorthics Canada and by most insurance plans.

Orthotic assessments are available at all PROTx locations (Dartmouth, Lower Sackville, Elmsdale and Stewiacke). The assessment takes approximately 40 minutes and includes gait analysis, footwear assessment and history taking. A 3D computerized mould will be taken.

Within two weeks, you will have your orthotics fitting appointment to ensure your new orthotics are fitting you well.

Custom orthotics are available at all PROTx locations! We have partnered with Fit Right Orthotics to bring this option to our clients. Pedorthist Carol Ann Sweeney has almost 20 years of experience and prides herself on outstanding customer service. You can learn more on the Fit Right Orthotics website!

Call 902 334 2300 to book your orthotic appointment at our Dartmouth, Lower Sackville, Stewiacke or Elmsdale locations!


Frequently Asked Questions

You do not require a doctor’s referral to attend physiotherapy, chiropractic or massage therapy. However, if you intend to use your health insurance to cover the cost you should confirm your insurers policy as some may ask you for a doctor’s referral.

The advantage of choosing a service provider that works in a collaborative practice environment like PROTx is that regardless of who you see initially, you will always be directed to the most appropriate therapist. This team environment gives you, the client, the best possible options.

Your therapist will perform an assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that will help better describe all of your symptoms in detail. This will be followed by an examination of the areas causing concern and associated areas. Following the assessment, the findings, your goals and available treatment options will be discussed.

The first appointment can take up to an hour. Subsequent treatments can be shorter or longer depending upon the condition and the treatment required.

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