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.

Natalie Ng Profile

Dr. Natalie Ng

Dr. Natalie Ng obtained her Doctor of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. Prior to this, she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology, from the University of Waterloo. She also completed the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture program with McMaster University.

While maintaining an active lifestyle from a young age, she realized her passion for health and wellness. Having seen a chiropractor for the majority of her life, she strongly values the associated health benefits.

When Dr. Ng is not in the office, she loves to stay active and try new things. You can find her playing volleyball at the beach, hiking scenic trails, playing a round of golf with some friends, or weight training at the gym. She also loves travelling and is always looking for a new adventure!