Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are customized, rigid or semi-rigid, insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.

By analyzing a patient's individualized physical demands and anatomical structure, as well as, through a few specialized tests, we are able to construct specific orthotics tailored towards the patient's needs and comfort. We may look at a person's gait, wear patterns on current shoes, physical demands of a person's sports and/or occupation(s), anatomical adaptations, required footwear, and any underlying health concerns. All these factors will contribute to fabricating a good fitting and comfortable orthotic.

Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bunions/Hallux Valgus
  • Dropped Arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel spurs
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Fat pad thinning/irritation
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splits
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Turf toe
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

 

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are customized, rigid or semi-rigid, insoles that are manufactured according to the specific anatomy of the patient's feet. They function to correct different imbalances in a person's foot mechanics, redistribute forces during gait, and reduce improper stress and strain on different regions of the body.

By analyzing a patient's individualized physical demands and anatomical structure, as well as, through a few specialized tests, we are able to construct specific orthotics tailored towards the patient's needs and comfort. We may look at a person's gait, wear patterns on current shoes, physical demands of a person's sports and/or occupation(s), anatomical adaptations, required footwear, and any underlying health concerns. All these factors will contribute to fabricating a good fitting and comfortable orthotic.

Some conditions that benefit from orthotics include (but are not limited to):

  • Bunions/Hallux Valgus
  • Dropped Arches
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Hammer toes
  • Heel spurs
  • Leg Length Inequality
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Fat pad thinning/irritation
  • Arch pain
  • Hip pain
  • Shin splits
  • Heel pain
  • Low back pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrom
  • Turf toe
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Patellofemoral Pain
  • Tibial Stress Syndrome
  • Diabetic Neuropathy

Hilary Kwan Profile

Dr. Hilary Kwan

Dr. Hilary Kwan is a graduate from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto. Prior to that she attended the University of Toronto and graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Neuroscience and Integrative Biology. Dr. Kwan is certified in the Webster Technique and Clinical Acupuncture with a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is also trained in the Activator technique.

Dr. Kwan is passionate about promoting and optimizing health and wellness in and out of the workplace. Her unique approach to patient care utilizes the most up-to-date evidence-based treatment methodology to provide optimal recovery and performance. Dr. Kwan adopts a combination of chiropractic manipulative therapy, acupuncture, muscle release therapy, sports taping, and exercise therapy in her treatments.

Dr. Kwan’s treatment specialties include acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions such as neck and low back pain, headaches, and temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Dr. Kwan is particularly interested in prenatal and postnatal chiropractic care. Her current ongoing professional development includes pediatric chiropractic care.Dr. Kwan strongly believes Chiropractic care is not only a treatment for pain relief, but also a support system to achieve healthier personal lifestyle.

Monique Petricone Profile

Dr. Monique Petricone

Dr. Monique Peticone graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) and has completed certification courses in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture through McMaster University. She is in good standing with the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO). Prior to CMCC, Monique attended University of Toronto where she obtained her Bachelor of Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Petricone has experience working with diverse patient groups, including elite athletes to the elderly; including those with complex disabilities. Her treatments include chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, myofascial release techniques, and rehabilitation.

Dr. Petricone also has experience as a personal trainer and continues to work as a trainer with different sports teams. As such, she has a unique ability to prescribe the perfect exercise to help strengthen and stretch areas of the body after they have healed from injury and to aid in injury prevention.