Parksville Physiotherapy Clinic

Custom Prescription Orthotics

At Parksville Physiotherapy Clinic we have been prescribing custom orthotics since 1999. Orthotics are inserts for your shoes that will help correct biomechanical problems. They can be very effective in for resolving foot, ankle, knee, hip and back problems. Some of the conditions that are helped by custom orthotics include plantar fasciitis, over-pronation tendinitis, chondromalacia patella, patella femoral pain syndrome, iliotibial band syndrome, greater trochanteric bursitis, and piriformis syndrome.

We utilize a dynamic gait assessment. We will have you walk across a force plate which allows us to see what your foot is doing while in motion. This provides us with more information about what may be the cause of your problem compared to a static standing assessment. We will also perform a biomechanical assessment which involves observing and palpating your foot to gather more information as we determine what specific features you will require on your custom prescription orthotics. We will cast your feet, if your extended health plan requires it.

The orthotic lab we use is Footmaxx. We have been very pleased with the quality and design of their orthotics. They are leaders in research of foot biomechanics which enables us to provide the best orthotic to help optimize your walking, running or sporting lifestyle. Footmaxx orthotics are available in different styles to enable them to be worn in a variety of footwear including dress shoes, running and walking shoes, skates, ski boots and soccer cleats. In addition, Footmaxx can customize the orthotic so that it replaces the foot bed of a variety of sandals including NAOT and Drew. You can see the complete line of footwear available at

We are excited about the new Performaxx orthotic from Footmaxx. The Performaxx top cover contains Celliant, a clinically-proven technology that increases oxygen levels in tissues. To find out more about Celliant, visit

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176 Weld Street
Parksville, BC
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