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Custom Orthotics to Relieve Your Foot Pain in St. Catharines 

At Orvitz Podiatry Clinic, we understand how pain can affect your daily life and social and physical activities. We aim to make our patients' lives easier by providing a complete list of podiatric services and products to address various concerns. Our team has been providing quality podiatric services to all those who come to us for foot pain. We provide custom orthotics that can support your foot.

We analyze your foot health, including gait and posture. Then we craft a personalized mould and create an orthotic that just fits your feet. Custom orthotics will help to minimize your discomfort in your daily activities. We are always welcoming new patients at our podiatry clinic in St. Catharines. If you'd like to find out more about our custom orthotics and other services, please contact us.

What is Custom Orthotics?

An orthotic is a device made from a plaster cast formed to fit your foot. And as the name suggests, custom orthotics are specially crafted for your feet. A properly fitted one helps with biomechanical issues in the bone structure of your foot, potentially correcting any issues that exist. If untreated, these issues can cause abnormal foot motion and result in problems in the knees, hips, and back. If you are in discomfort that doesn’t seem to be resolving itself, it might be a biomechanical issue which means it’s time to look into orthotics.

What Can Orthotics Help With  

Over a lifetime, an average person will have likely travelled well over 120,000 miles. That’s a lot of walking. Taking care of your feet is an important priority. That’s why Orvitz’s Podiatry Clinic offers custom orthotics in St. Catharines to keep your feet in their best shape. It can help treat many different conditions including: 

  • Bunions

  • Plantar Corns

  • Flat foot deformity

  • Forefoot pain

  • Neuropathic pain

Why Choose Custom Orthotics?

When it comes to orthotics, a precise fit is key. An ill-fitting over-the-counter orthotic does more harm than good, aggravating your troubles and causing new problems. When you choose our custom orthotics in St. Catharines, you get the opportunity to be involved in the design process. When you come to us, we carefully assess your feet, your lifestyle and your needs to incorporate them into the final product. This way, you get an orthotic that blends into your lifestyle seamlessly and isn't a pain to use. Also, not only do custom orthotics offer you an exact fit, but deal with your unique foot troubles.

Custom orthotics are becoming increasingly popular over traditional orthotics because of the many advantages they have to offer. Some benefits of custom orthotics you can expect to enjoy are:

  • Superior fit

  • Support for your feet

  • Protection of your joints

  • Lowered risk of possible injuries

  • Improved athletic abilities

  • Reduced pain

  • Improved quality of life

Call us at 905-687-4979 or fill up the form to take an appointment with us to find out more about how custom orthotics can help you.

Types of Orthotics

At our clinic, there are many different types of custom orthotics available depending on your foot condition and activity level. Foot orthotics primarily fall into three broad categories:

  • Rigid orthotics: These are designed to control motion in foot joints that lie directly below the ankle joint. Since rigid orthotics are made of firm materials, they won’t break easily, and their shape won’t change. 

  • Semi Rigid orthotics: These types of devices are used to provide balance to the foot while walking. They support your muscles and joints. They are made of layers of soft material reinforced with hard material.

  • Soft orthotics: They are moulded by the motion of your foot as you walk or over a plaster impression of the foot. Soft orthotics are usually used for diabetic foot problems or to treat arthritic problems because of their ability to relieve pressure. 

Other types of custom orthotics are available for athletes or those with complex ankle deformities at our clinic in St. Catharines. We will analyze your symptoms and offer you the right product and services. Call us and make an appointment with us.

How Can Orthotics Help?

If you are experiencing constant foot pain in the arch, then you will need quality orthotics to support your feet. Our products can help you:

  • Control the alignment of your foot if it isn’t ideally positioned.

  • Prevent abnormal motion of the foot.

  • Provide cushioning in key areas of your foot.

  • Release the pressure on the bottom of your feet to reduce discomfort and pain. 

If you have any questions about our services, reach out to us. Check out our FAQs section.

Quality Custom Orthotics Are the Way to Go

Over-the-counter orthotics in St. Catharines are available and it may be tempting to go for the less expensive option, but they will never be as effective as a custom-designed one from a practicing podiatrist. At Orvitz Podiatry Clinic, we will perform a gait analysis, studying the way your foot works while you are walking and while standing still. A range of studies are done on the motion in order to discover where the imbalances in your foot are. A cast is made, molded to your foot. The cast is then sent to a specialized lab for manufacturing. There, they create the custom orthotic that should correctly reposition your foot with every step you take.


Having access to the right information can help you make a good decision regarding your feet. The following are some commonly asked questions about our orthotics in St. Catharines: 

Do I Need Custom Orthotics? 
The only way to determine whether you will benefit from custom orthotics is to come to visit at a foot clinic like ours. We recommend orthotics when the muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons and joints are not in the proper functioning position, which causes a variety of problems.  

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Orthotics? 
Different people might require different durations of time to get used to their orthotics. Generally, people get used to them within 2-3 weeks.  

How Much Will My Orthotics Cost? 
There are no set standards for the price of custom-made orthotics. We follow a completely personalized approach when providing you with your orthotics. For more information, please get in touch with us. 

The Orvitz Difference 

Orvitz Podiatry Clinic has designed and provided custom orthotics in St. Catharines for many years.  

We have :

  • Years of experience: With our 30 years of experience in the industry, we have gathered the skills required to provide you with quality orthotic solutions, regardless of your foot issue.  

  • Comprehensive services: Our orthotic solutions are designed to treat a variety of foot conditions while enhancing your comfort.

  • Innovative solutions: We regularly update our technology to provide you with the most precise and minimally-invasive solutions.  

  • Excellent customer service: At our foot clinic in St. Catharines, we aim to build long-lasting relationships with you.  

Get in Touch

Your feet deserve the care of experts. At Orvitz Podiatry Clinic, we have over 35 years of experience in attending to the concerns of the residents of St. Catharines. We provide a range of solutions, including our custom orthotics. We believe that a personalized approach can go a long way in relieving you of your foot issues and improving the quality of your life. That’s why we don't follow a cookie-cutter approach but outline our solutions around your needs, lifestyle, health and budget. Our adherence to the highest standards of the industry has made us synonymous with custom orthotics in St. Catharines.

Reach out to us to book your appointment. If you have any questions, you can read our FAQs or send us your query and we will get back to you promptly.


Whether you are an athlete, or a person looking to become active, we can ensure foot and lower limb injuries do not stand in your way.

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