Dr. Steve recommends New Balance, Asics, Brooks and Saucony for almost all of his patient’s shoe needs. Back pain, foot pain, knee pain, hip pain could all be exacerbated by improper footwear that does not support the arches or help control the patients gait. If you can fold your Nike Free’s up and put them in your pocket, there most likely not doing their job !
Too many females come into our clinic with 4 inch heels complaining of Plantar Fasciitis or Low Back pain blaming it on their weekend of yard work, when the real culprit is what they have on their feet.
Most patients with back pain caused from improper footwear will have tight and tender Quadratus lumoburm muscles and scream a little when Dr. Steve digs his infamous thumbs into the area of discomfort.
Shoes recommended by Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre in Oakville are:
Asics: GT2000, Kayano,
New Balance: 960, 1260
Brooks: Beast , Adrenaline GTS
*Heels – not unless you get paid to wear your shoes
We recommend getting fitted for new shoes at the Oakville New Balance store, tell em Dr. Steve sent you and talk to Ben or Ian. 1011 Upper Middle Road East, Oakville, ON L6H 4L5
Orthotics in Oakville…..most likely covered by your insurance plan
A large portion of patients that come in complaining of foot pain wear awful, terrible shoes that exacerbate their condition. Improper foot wear can lead to pain and misery. Not all patients (especially our lovely ladies) are interested in sacrificing fashion for function. For these special cases we recommend utilizing orthotics to help improve your foot wear and alleviate your condition.
Orthotics come in a variety of options, for different sizes and types of shoes. Our orthotics are custom made for your feet, using innovative technology that create the right fit.
Give us a call for a free gait scan at 905-827-4197.