What is orthotics & pedorthics?

Designed to increase your comfort, decrease pain, and offer stability, our orthotics and pedorthics are created specifically for you. Our custom foot orthotics and pedorthics are designed to promote the most efficient foot and ankle mechanics when standing, walking, and running. For those who experience foot, shin, knee, hip, or low back discomfort, custom orthotic and pedorthic devices may be found helpful.

Meet our Practitioner

Peter J. Charbonneau

Consulting Canadian Certified Pedorthist


First Time Visitors


What foot / ankle conditions are treated and/or improved with orthotics?

Common conditions treated include:

  • Localized Foot Pain / Metatarsalgia
  • Bunions or Hammer Toes
  • Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain Syndrome
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Compartment Syndromes
  • Tibialis Posterior Stress Syndrome
  • Metatarsal Stress Fractures

What should I be looking for / aware of as a consumer?

Today’s technologies allow producers to manufacture “pre-fabricated orthotics” and sell them as custom made. Patients who seek orthotic therapy should be wary of direct-selling programs or weight bearing computerized systems to order orthotics. Two-dimensional measurements do not equate to accurate three-dimensional devices. Be sure you are working with a foot specialist such as a pedorthist who has specific training in biomechanical assessment and custom orthotic design.

Why should I get custom orthotics and pedorthics rather than the orthotics / pedorthics I can buy in stores?

The marketplace is full of numerous shoe inserts claiming to alleviate a wide spectrum of musculoskeletal problems.  Although the use of these products can be helpful in the short term, rarely will they provide the necessary support or durability long term. Store bought insoles typically need to be replaced several times a year whereas custom orthotics can last many years. 

Are custom orthotics covered by OHIP or my insurance?

Custom orthotics are not covered under OHIP but may be covered by your extended healthcare plan. Please check with your benefits provider prior to your appointment. The Sport Medicine Clinic will provide you with an invoice to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. 

Do I need a referral to see a pedorthist at the Sport Medicine Clinic?

You do not require a referral but may book in with our reception at your leisure.

Is the Sport Medicine Clinic accepting new patients for orthics and pedorthics?

Yes! Please call 416-865-0903 or email us today to book your appointment.