Custom Orthotics


Custom foot orthotics at Wilson Foot Health ClinicPeter Wilson specializes in prescription custom orthotics crafted by hand. Having taught and lectured extensively on the subject within the Ontario Chiropody Educational program and with  over 33 years professional experience, you can be confident in the outcome!


Chiropodists diagnose and treat gait disorders, functional and structural -“Biomechanical” walking disorders by designing and dispensing the highest quality,  custom, prescription orthotics ( orthoses) available today, to correct , support and align the feet to their optimum functioning position.


For more severe  and complex ankle foot issues, such as “Drop Foot” or very severe pronation, or very  severe supination we prescribe, design and dispense the highest quality and most discrete and light weight Ankle Foot Orthoses known as “A.F.O’s ” Come in for an assessment and treatment of any foot conditions that are causing you discomfort, disability or even embarrassment.

“What is a custom foot orthotic and how do I know it is the best choice for my problem ?”
An appropriately indicated and prescribed foot orthotic is a unique medical orthopaedic device based on an assessment and diagnosis.

All our devices are custom hand crafted by a certified pedorthic technician, at an internationally renowned  facility we partner with and believe to be the leading licensed orthotic laboratory in Canada. (link; devices come with lifetime warranty on breakage of the core polynyolene shell of the device and a one year warranty on delimitation or abnormal deterioration of materials.

The prescribed orthotic is intended to address orthopaedic issues of the feet, gait abnormalities and other presenting pathologies. It is designed with consideration of the patients unique foot, gait, structure and function.

The typical range of types of footwear the patient wishes to fit the device into is taken into account. This class of device normally qualifies as an Extended Insurance Health Benefit.



We partner with a unique North American Laboratory, who specialize in their own patented designs of A.F.O’s we believe to be the best for our patients. Very good outcomes and high patient satisfaction can be anticipated.  Designed for specific foot and ankle pathologies, the AFO’s are DISCRETE, LOW PROFILE, LIGHT WEIGHT,DURABLE HIGH QUALITY SPECIFICATIONS.

The protocols we use ensure higher success rates with few follow up adjustments. A high definition fiber glass impression is taken of your lower leg ankle and foot. This is converted to a positive model in our laboratory and this is used to form the A.F.O.  The assessment procedure will vary with the complexity of the case, however typically following a detailed history taking, we use video gait analysis techniques together with physical assessment and footwear evaluation.



A.F.O.’s are prescribed for a significant range of conditions some of which include :

  • Drop Foot
  • Adult acquired flat foot
  • Valgus (inrolling foot and ankle)
  • Varus foot (outrolling foot and ankle)
  • Club foot
  • Pes Planus, (flat  foot)
  • Pes Cavus (high arches)
  • Severe over pronation
  • Charcot Marie Tooth Syndrome
  • Post CVA (Stroke ) deficit Gait dysfunction
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)






Your case may benefit from a high quality “Pre -Fabricated” AFO (non-custom made) and may be dispensed for significant savings.


This device is selected from measurements taken by your chiropodist compared with taking an impassion of your lower leg, ankle and foot.

Book a consultation now to determine if an AFO for either a Prescription Custom Device or a Non -custom device!



A pre-fabricated  manufactured device that is professionally selected for your case by our foot specialist is more economical however IS GENERIC IN DESIGN. This class of device is not covered by insurance.
The HUMAN FOOT is strong, complex and a dynamic marvel of evolution, comprising of 26 BONES,33 JOINTS AND OVER 100 MUSCLES, LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS.

They are the platform supporting your body during locomotion over all types of terrain. If the feet suffer with alignment, balance, structural skeletal issues ,or arthritic disease this will influence the way you walk.


The joint alignment in your ankles, knees, hips, back, neck and shoulders are casualties due to such factors and may cause  variable amounts of stress and inflammation in those affected joints and long term arthritis may develop.


Are you a candidate for an assessment for prescription orthotics?

Here are some general signs you may notice indicating that you may benefit from appropriately prescribed orthotics:


  • Flat feet (pes planus)
  • High arches(pes cavus)
  • Feet turn in / turn out
  • Feet roll in /  roll out
  • Heel rolls in / rolls out
  • Knees Knock (genu valgum), knees bow (genu varum)




  • Heels sole /arches / back of heel
  • Forefoot / ball of foot /toes
  • Knees / Hips / Back/ Neck / Shoulders
  • Legs /Thighs / Buttocks


Many patients have biomechanical problems which mean that the function, structure and position and dynamic relationships of joints of the foot are at fault when the patient is walking. 


This can lead to painful, acute and chronic inflammatory conditions of the foot including Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Bunions, Morton’s Neuroma. Alignment of the foot and inflammatory issues of the feet, ankles, legs, knees, hips and back, neck and shoulders may result. Other issues can result from direct injuries.

The Wilson Foot Health Clinic’s protocol is to take a thorough detailed history, a physical examination, a gait assessment (we may use video  gait analysis depending o complexity of case) take a plaster of Paris negative impression of the foot. This is converted into a positive model at our laboratory and used to form the core of the orthotic. The laboratory’s licensed Pedorthotist will follow my prescription, corrective design and material specifications.

Orthotics correct/improve foot structure and function. Fatigue and pain can be reduced since the orthotics give corrective support  where needed. The muscles do not need to work overtime to correct misalignments or improper
biomechanics of the feet and ankles.  It is crucial, however, that your case is professionally assessed by a Foot Specialist, a Regulated Health Professional such as a Chiropodist to ensure appropriate prescription and orthotic design.

When you need to invest in prescription orthotics, your best bet is to have them made by a trained expert with experience.  Book your appointment for an assessment today to see if an foot orthotic prescription is right for you !

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Illustrations of orthosis

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