Custom Orthotics & Compression Stockings
Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapists have Years of experience with the prescription and design of Custom and Over-the-Counter Foot Orthotics and Custom Footwear. Our orthotics are designed to provide comfort and assist with obtaining optimal alignment of your body, while mitigating cumulative stresses on your joints, spine, muscles and ligaments.
The findings of a thorough biomechanical static and dynamic analysis while non-weight bearing, standing, walking and running is performed by Harmony Ottawa physiotherapists and our Certified Pedorthist to determine if you need custom or over-the-counter orthotics.
Properly fitted orthotics (custom-made or over-the-counter) are an important part of your foot health and research has shown a direct correlation between improperly fitted footwear and excessive strain and wear on your joints, muscles and ligaments leading to repetitive stress injuries including shin splints and many knee, ankle, hip and spinal conditions.
All custom-made orthotics at Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa are prescribed and dispensed by specially-trained and experienced physiotherapists and Patrick Fitzgerald, our Certified Pedorthist. Depending upon your insurance coverage, you might require a prescription for your physician to avail reimbursement for custom-made orthotics. At Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa, we will work closely with your physician and if needed, we can refer you back to your physician for a prescription.
Medical Compression Stockings & Sports Socks
At Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa, we have Years of experience with the measurement, prescription and dispensing of Custom and Over-the-Counter Medical and Sports Compression Socks and Stockings.
Compression Therapy above the pressure gradient of 20mm of Hg is considered a medical device and should be prescribed by a health provider, including an Harmony Ottawa Physiotherapist. Research has shown many advantages of Graduated Compression Therapy in the Prevention and Management of many lower extremity repetitive-stress injuries as well as Cardiovascular conditions including varicose veins, lymphedema, CHF etc.
Harmony Ottawa physiotherapists have received advanced post-graduate training in the assessment, prescription and measurement of Medical and Sports Compression Garments and will be able to evaluate and determine if you would benefit from Medical or Sports Compression Therapy. Your Harmony Ottawa physiotherapist will review your cardiovascular and circulatory status and combine this information with the mechanics of your body, both static and during movement to help find the best management plan for you, which may include Medical or Sport-Specific Compression Therapy.
We have worked with an excellent lab in Quebec for years who hold a reputation for an excellent turnover time for OTC and Custom-Made compression garments, to ensure that we get the equipment you need to you.. FASTER!
All Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa custom-made compression garments are prescribed and dispensed by specially-trained and experienced Harmony Ottawa physiotherapists. Depending upon your insurance coverage requirements, you might require a prescription from your physician for Custom Compression Therapy. At Athletico, we will work closely with your physician and if needed, we can refer you back to your physician for a prescription.