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Orthotics Treatment from Unity Spine and Health (London, ON)

What is an orthotic device?

Orthotics function similarly to eyeglasses in that they are precisely calibrated devices designed to correct any areas of poor function within the foot and optimize your body's overall performance. Your prescription, like eyeglasses, must be based on an accurate diagnosis of any pathology plus an assessment of how your body functions.


An orthotic (orthoses) device is inserted directly into shoes to correct foot and ankle dysfunction. Foot orthotics can aid in the relief of foot pain caused by medical conditions such as arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, flat feet and diabetes. As pressure is applied to these foot devices, stress levels are reduced, allowing your feet to function normally.


Orthotics are used to:

  • Relieve foot pain

  • Control or correct abnormal gait patterns

  • Improve a foot's shock-absorbing properties

  • Pad (cushion) sore areas of the foot, such as corns and calluses

  • Provide support for older feet

  • Reduce symptoms caused by foot abnormalities in the lower back, hip, knee, ankle and foot

  • Improve lower limb function control in competitive athletes

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What medical conditions do orthotics treat?

Many conditions can be successfully treated with orthotics, including foot pain and pain in the joints and muscles of the legs. Back pain is frequently caused by the pelvis position, which is influenced by the way we walk.


Orthotics can help with the following conditions:

  • Pain in the big toe joint caused by arthritis or something else (or anywhere in the feet)

  • Pain in the forefoot (Mortons neuroma, metatarsalgia, etc.)

  • Heel ache (plantar fasciitis)

  • Arch ache

  • Ankle ache

  • Muscular discomfort in the legs, feet and ankles

  • Hip ache

  • Lower back ache


Orthotics reposition your foot structure to achieve skeletal balance, thus reducing stress on the joints causing the discomfort. They accomplish this by restricting joint movement and changing some angles to prevent excessive motion. Orthotics come in a variety of styles. The patient’s usual activity level determines the type used, the shoes they want to wear and the underlying foot problem.

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If you are one of the thousands of people who suffer from foot pain regularly, you should think about getting custom orthotics. These are used to relieve pain and stress while also improving muscle performance over time. It doesn't matter if your pain comes from previous foot injuries, constant pressure on your feet due to the demands of your job, or any other reason – Unity Spine and Health can help.


Customers throughout the London, Ontario area have greatly benefited from our custom orthotics. If you have health problems caused by foot pain, your healthy lifestyle is jeopardized – this means it's time to seek help. If you have a job that requires you to be on your feet all day, you should definitely think about getting foot orthotics. Constant pressure on your feet and repetitive tasks performed while standing on hard, uncomfortable surfaces can cause recurring pain. It could also lead to more serious foot issues in the future.


Other advantages:

  • They can also help people suffering from back pain, hip or knee pain and arthritis-related pain. Other health problems, such as diabetes, can also cause foot pain, but orthotics can also help.

  • They are tailored to each individual based on their issues. That is, a runner or athlete experiencing foot pain may receive one type of orthotics treatment. In contrast, an individual with broken bones or inflamed ligaments may receive a different type of orthotics treatment.

  • Orthotics are typically designed to keep the bones, ligaments, and tendons in your feet and lower legs aligned and properly positioned. This relieves pain and stress on your feet and, over time, orthotics will improve muscle function.


We provide orthotic treatments for a range of conditions, including foot pain, leg pain, back pain and more. Call us at (226) 223-2437 or visit us online at to book your appointment today.

How can custom orthotics help?

Dr. Ali Atoof and Dr. Monica Ngo are the chiropractors at Unity Spine & Health.

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Ali and Monica both enjoy caring for families and treat a wide range of conditions. Each treatment is tailored to your specific need. Our passion is to assist you by enhancing your body's natural ability to heal physically.


Through a variety of chiropractic techniques, Ali and Monica hope to restore balance to your body. We use gentle methods on children, the elderly, and those who prefer or require milder techniques.

Balanced Chiropractic Treatment Benefits

Natural Pain Relief. Get Relief From Back, Neck, and Hip Pain. Improvements in posture.


It improved nervous system performance. Chiropractic care improves nervous system function by adjusting the spine.


Increased mobility. Increase joint mobility, functionality, and health.


It improved spinal flexibility and posture. Chiropractic care can help to alleviate the problems caused by poor posture.


Injury avoidance. Chiropractic care for athletic performance and injury prevention.


It increases athletic performance. Chiropractic adjustments assist in ensuring that the body operates as efficiently as possible.

Balanced Chiropractic Treatment Benefits
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