Orthotics at Total Balance Physiotherapy

Total Balance offers custom orthotic fitting, with over 14 years of experience.

Here are just a few examples of physical conditions that Orthotics can help with:

  • Localized foot pain
  • Bunions, hammer toes
  • Arch/heel pain
  • Leg/knee pain
  • Hip or back pain – even neck pain

Source: (Who needs custom orthotic?. https://www.tog.com/PatientSite/OrthoticFAQ.aspx)

What are custom orthotics?

A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles but, are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct your specific foot imbalance. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes – they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. The plastic body of the custom orthotic helps to re-align the foot by redirecting and reducing certain motion that takes place during the gait cycle. Custom orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole – and they have the advantage of having been made from precise imprints of your feet.

Source: (What is a custom orthotic?. https://www.tog.com/PatientSite/OrthoticFAQ.aspx)

Type of orthotics offered:

Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are a custom device that are used in place of the insoles of your shoes. They are designed to align the feet and ankles into the most efficient, anatomical position. Orthotics can be placed into most shoes, preferably a pair with removable insoles.

For more information on orthotics, please speak with one of our physiotherapists or refer to The Orthotic Group website for further information:


Bio Prefabricated Insole

A prefabricated insole available in various densities and sizes. This is a cost-effective alternative to custom orthotics. These insoles do allow for some customization.

Do you have private insurance?

If you have private insurance or benefits, we recommend you check with your insurance company before scheduling an appointment for orthotics.

Some insurance companies restrict what professionals can dispense orthotics and may not cover them. Each insurance company is different, and you must contact them directly to insure your orthotics would be covered.

Do I need a referral?

No (though you may need to obtain a written referral from your doctor to satisfy your extended health plan requirements).