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Our mission at MyoDynamic Health is to provide everyone with access to high-quality foot care. That's why we offer convenient access to pedorthic services through our on-site custom orthotic labs, which are located in both Barrie and Innisfil, Ontario. We're passionate about improving your foot health and comfort, and our certified pedorthists are equipped to assist you with many foot and lower limb conditions. 

Be our guest as we delve into the world of Pedorthics and discover how our services can help you lead a more active and pain-free life.

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Onsite Certified Pedorthists

Certified Pedorthist

A pedorthist is a medical practitioner who makes and fits special shoe inserts, shoes, and other devices to help reduce pain in your feet, ankles, and legs and help you move better. Pedorthists are experts in biomechanics, human anatomy, and kinesiology, and they work closely with other healthcare professionals to provide the best possible care for their patients.

Certified Practitioners

Pedorthists spend many years in school and training to become experts in helping people with problems with their feet and legs. In Canada, they usually study for four years in Human Kinetics or something similar, and then they have two more years of special training, certification exams and at least 3600 placement hours.

During this time, they gain skills to figure out what's wrong with someone's feet and legs, make custom things like orthotics to help, and recommend the right shoes and related footwear to make people feel better.

What Do Pedorthists Treat?

Pedorthists are experts in making and fitting shoes and orthotics (devices worn inside shoes to support or cushion the feet) to help people with problems with their feet or legs. They focus on relieving areas of the foot with a lot of pressure, which can cause issues like calluses or corns.

Unlike, footcare nurses, who aid in shaving down corns and calluses, our Certified Pedorthist will discover the root cause of why the corn or calluses may have occurred and design an orthotic to unload it in order to prevent it from coming back.

Outside of corns and calluses Certified Pedorthists also treat:

    Othotics Barrie

    They use custom-made orthotics, insoles, or modified shoes to spread the pressure on the foot more evenly and reduce discomfort. They consider many factors when making an orthotic to ensure it works well for each person's unique needs.

    One important thing is making sure the orthotic is shaped to fit the foot exactly. It helps spread the pressure on the foot and prevents too much force from going to one area.

    When creating custom foot supports, pedorthists often choose the best materials to help reduce skin rubbing and pressure. They are experts at using soft foams or special gels that can cushion the foot and reduce excess stress on areas that get pushed down a lot.

    In addition to reducing pressure, pedorthists also focus on making the footwear absorb shock in certain parts of the foot. One common way they do this is by using padding made of materials such as EVA foam, neoprene, or silicone. Using these materials decreases the amount of force that goes to the foot, which can help lower the risk of getting injured or feeling pain.

    Pedorthists can also change shoes to help reduce pressure on certain parts of the foot that get squeezed too much. They may add something called a "rocker sole" to the shoe, making it easier to roll your foot when you walk and removing some of the pressure from the front part of the foot.

    They can also put special pads called "metatarsal pads" in the shoe to help spread out the pressure around the balls of the feet, stopping painful bumps called "calluses" or "corns" from forming.

    Manufacturing Orthotics

    As seen earlier, a pedorthist is an expert in creating custom orthotics designed to meet each patient's unique needs. A good one utilizes advanced equipment and materials to ensure that their orthotics are comfortable, long-lasting, and can effectively treat various foot and lower limb conditions.

    Brace Fittings

    In addition to making custom orthotics, pedorthists can fit patients with personalized braces and other devices. These braces are made to fit perfectly and help support and stabilize the foot and ankle, reducing pain and improving function. They can treat and manage conditions such as plantar fasciitis, ankle instability, and arthritis.

    Compression Sock Fittings

    Compression Socks Barrie

    Pedorthists are skilled at helping people find the right compression socks. These unique socks are designed to improve blood flow and reduce swelling in the legs and feet, and they can be used to treat conditions such as edema, varicose veins, and lymphedema. A Pedorthist can advise patients on which type of compression sock to choose to ensure it fits properly and feels comfortable.

    Orthopaedic Footwear

    Pedorthists have a thorough understanding of orthopaedic footwear. They may help patients discover the best shoes and other footwear for their particular needs, whether for daily wear, athletic activity, or work. They are knowledgeable about numerous footwear options and can suggest shoes that provide each patient with the proper support and comfort.

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    Pedorthists have a variety of tools at their disposal to alleviate pressure points. They create personalized insoles, orthotics, and shoe adjustments, among other things, to help distribute weight uniformly and avert foot and skin issues. They focus on factors like orthotic shape, materials, and padding to create comfortable and handy devices that can provide long-lasting relief for their patients.

    Our orthotics at MyoDynamic Health are designed to fit nicely inside your regular shoes, and you may choose the cover you prefer most. Our pedorthists will assess your needs and suggest the best treatment options to ease your pain, improve your function, and enhance your quality of life. Whether for business, sports, or daily use, we can tailor our orthotics to fit your needs and activities. We also offer brace and compression sock fittings for additional support and comfort.

    Please contact us immediately if you need help with custom orthotics, shoes, braces, compression socks, and related products. Our licensed pedorthists are here to help you and ensure you have the proper support and comfort for your requirements.

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    Dan Steffens Owner & Pedorthist

    Dan Steffens

    C. Ped. (C)

    Location: MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

    Owner & Pedorthist

    Born and raised in Barrie, Dan is a very proud owner and founder of MyoDynamic. He has had extensive training that specializes in the manufacture and design of custom orthotics, compression stockings, custom knee braces, orthopaedic shoes, and other foot care products. Dan is dedicated to his patients rehabilitation and satisfaction at his clini... See More

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    Lauren Simonds  Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

    Lauren Simonds

    C. Ped. (C)

    Location: MyoDynamic Health Physiotherapy & Orthotics

    Pedorthist (Currently on Mat Leave)

    Lauren received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University. Following graduation she completed the post-graduate diploma program in Pedorthics through the University of Western Ontario.

    As a Canadian Certified Pedorthist practicing since 2011, Lauren is determined to help people g... See More

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