Orthotics

Yotam Friedman Raz
Yotam Friedman Raz

Yotam Friedman Raz will be providing services at the Art of Healing Wellness Centre, Chester Basin, on Fridays

Ground Control Orthotics is an evidence based; patient centered pedorthic clinic. The clinic is owned and operated by Yotam Friedman Raz C. Ped (C) and Jennifer Saunders C. Ped Tech (C).

Yotam graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Science (Kinesiology) with honours. As part of his degree Yotam carried out two pilot studies on the application of foot orthotics obtained from weight bearing casts. Yotam apprenticed at Orthotics East under Jaime Nickerson and Freeman Churchill. Yotam used to be a full time shoemaker, and has been making shoes since the age of 19.

Learn more: https://www.groundcontrolorthotics.ca

What are foot orthotics?

Custom foot orthotics are orthopedic devices, similar to shoe inserts that are prescribed and designed to control and maintain proper foot alignment, alleviate pressure, and reduce pain of the foot and lower limb.

What are custom modified orthopedic shoes?

In some cases, it is necessary to provide additional support or to accommodate irregular shaped feet and pressure points by way of modifying footwear.

Could you benefit from foot orthotics?

Foot orthotics proved an effective treatment for various lower limb conditions and effective to reduce injury rates and increase comfort.

Different types of orthotics can be used to treat pain, injury and disorders of the foot, ankle, knee and hip.

Orthotics can be worn during various activities: prolonged standing, walking, running, gym training, and team sports.

Custom foot orthotics have been shown to be effective in treating the following conditions:

  •  Arthritis
  •  Diabetes
  •  Plantar fasciitis
  •  Achilles tendonitis
  •  Bunions and bunionettes
  •  Shin splints
  •  Claw toes or hammer toes
  •  Lower limb length discrepancies
  •  Sports injuries
  •  Metatarsalgia
  •  Other foot injuries due to accidents, and many more
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