Custom Orthotics
Orthotics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the creation and application of orthoses. An orthosis is a device that is meant to adapt and improve the structure and function of the human musculoskeletal system.

Brickyard Physiotherapy in Nanaimo offers a full range of physio services delivered with your recovery in mind. We ensure that each and every patient gets a personalized treatment plan that will help you recover from your injury or pain, or to just feel better.


The therapists at Brickyard Physiotherapy appreciate how the function of your feet and legs, during walking and running, can relate to the rest of the body. Whether you are an active person, athlete or weekend warrior, our philosophy is to manage the effect that the foot has on the entire body and believe that foot function is paramount to posture and the human kinetic chain.

We manage foot and lower limb pathology by:

  • Addressing muscular imbalances and joint restrictions pertinent to the feet.
  • Hip/Pelvic and Lumbo-Sacral strengthening and mobilizations
  • Custom orthotics, designed to perfectly support and correct the posture of your foot.
Although it is possible to buy prefabricated orthotics, such as arch supports, custom orthotics made from a non-weight bearing cast offer a better fit and results. Advances in technology have allowed our therapists to utilize a non-weight bearing 3D laser scan, in conjunction with computer design technology, to create a truly custom orthotic which is considered the gold standard for orthotic care.

Correcting poor foot function and improving lower limb alignment with a custom made orthotic can improve foot and ankle pain and can also significantly help with reducing knee, hip, and lower back pain.

Do You Need Orthotics?

    At Brickyard Physiotherapy our therapists are experienced in assessing foot function and lower limb alignment. If you visit our clinic for physiotherapy or chiropractic care and you have knee pain, hip pain, back pain, foot pain or ankle pain, we can accurately determine the influence that any poor foot function or lower limb malalignment may be having on your injury and whether orthotics would be beneficial.

What Conditions Benefit From Wearing Orthotics?

Our orthotics have been effective in providing lasting relief for a variety of conditions including:

  • Heel pain
  • High arched feet
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel spurs
  • Bunions
  • Shin pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Low back pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Toe pain and deformities
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