Centre for Natural Pain Solutions in Winnipeg Canada


Custom Made Foot Orthotics

Foot OrthoticsCustom made foot orthotics are custom made shoe inserts that are used to eliminate pain, discomfort and improve overall biomechanical function and performance. As well as abnormal foot function, custom made foot orthotics can help with ankle, knee, hip and back problems.

The Centre for Natural Pain Solutions uses the Footmaxx Metascan System, a computerized gait and pressure analysis system. It is an innovative diagnostic tool that analyzes foot function when a patient stands, walks or runs over a force plate or mat.

At our Centre in Winnipeg, you will walk across a computerized force plate that is connected to a computer. This force plate or mat, has 960 electronic sensor points built into it. As you walk, the force plate captures the motion and timing of your foot throughout the gait cycle. The human eye observes at a frequency of 7 images per second. The Metascan™ pressure mat scans the stance phase of gait at 150 images per second. This data is analyzed by the computer to produce instant 2d and 3D graphic images of the pressures under your feet that you can view on the computer screen. The same information is then sent to Footmaxx™ via modem where sophisticated diagnostic software specifies the prescription for your custom orthotics and can generate a comprehensive gait and pressure analysis.

This technology is a very important aspect to making orthotics that give you exactly the right correction accurate measurements of the way you walk. In the past, doctors relied on plaster or foam casts to get a static impression of the feet. However, these casts record only the shape of the foot at rest, not bearing any weight and or while in motion.

The Metascan helps your practitioner analyze your gait and prescribe the proper orthotics to help your feet function better. Footmaxx™ orthotics are thin and light weight. They fit easily and discreetly into your existing footwear. You can wear your most stylish shoes, and still get the proper support and correction from these orthotics. Footmaxx™ orthotics provide superior control and correction for foot and gait abnormalities. Custom made especially for you, these orthotics will correct and improve the way your feet strike the ground, enhancing your natural movement and helping your feet move more efficiently.

Conditions Treated

  • Foot pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Wrist, elbow and shoulder pain
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis

To book an appointment at our Winnipeg office for your computerized gait analysis and custom made foot orthotics, contact us.