Foot Info

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    Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is the most commonly treated condition by foot care professionals. However, there is a lot of confusion about what exactly it is, and how to treat it. We’ve created a short article to help you understand what the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis are, as well as causes and some easy treatments […]

    A Message from Jenny Douma, RMT

    I am super excited that my little sister, Jenny Douma has joined our clinic!  She has been practicing massage therapy for nearly four years and is in my opinion an excellent therapist. I talked her into writing a little bit about her story for my website blog… so here we go: Jenny Douma, RMT I […]

    From My Hands to Your Feet: It’s Fabrication time!

    At Tender Touch Orthotics we make our orthotics 100% on-site.  After the casts of your feet have been taken, decisions have made about the type of orthotic that will be fabricated and what materials will be used… the mess, and noise, and “art” of orthotics begins. Making custom foot orthotics is as much of an […]

    Insurance Changes

    Please don’t panic – that letter you received in the mail from your insurance carrier is not something to be worried about.  As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist, I am happy to see Great West Life making changes to its policy on custom foot orthotics. In keeping with other large companies in the industry, Great West Life […]

    From My Hands to Your Feet: Material Selection

    After your feet have been casted, and you are on your way, the work in the laboratory begins. Material selection is crucial to both the functionality and comfort of the devices you are going to receive, and a great deal of care is taken to ensure the right choices are made. Custom foot orthotics are […]

    Orthotics for Sports Purposes?

    Do custom foot orthotics fit into specialty footwear? Do I need to wear them when I’m involved in sports? We often get questions from clients as to whether or not they need to wear their custom foot orthotics when doing various sporting activities. Whether its going to the gym, figure skating, playing basketball, soccer, downhill […]

    From My Hands to Your Feet: The Casting

    If after the assessment we have decided that custom foot orthotics are the best route for your situation, the next stage is to take a cast of your foot.  This is a crucial step in the process of making custom foot orthotics! The orthotic can only do its job properly if a good impression of […]

    From my hands to your feet – The Assessment

    Ever wondered how custom foot orthotics are made? What materials go into them? How long it takes? Many people are unfamiliar with the process, and in the next blog series I will be writing I am going to be answering these questions – and more! If you don’t know – I am a Canadian Certified […]

    The Tough Mudder Weekend

      It has been over two weeks since our Tough Mudder experience in Toronto, I have been struggling with how to put the weekend into words and share it with you.  It’s quite a task.  The only word I can use to describe the entire weekend is “epic”…and my website guy is getting a little […]

    Meet the Mudders: Melissa McMillan

    Hard to believe Tough Mudder is literally TOMORROW!! – I really can’t wait to meet the rest of the team, and get out there in the mud with them! Here is our interview with another one of our members: Where do you live? Wallaceburg What is your career? MLT What do you enjoy? What do […]