Orthotics and Orthopaedic Shoes are dispensed by a Physiotherapist.

Prescription Orthotics are custom made to support your feet and to correct faulty foot or lower body mechanics.

Orthotics can reduce foot pain and problems associated with poor mechanics.

They are helpful in the treatment of a number of problems including; foot, arch or heel pain; leg, knee, hip or back pain; bunions, hammer toes, metatarsalgia, and plantar fasciitis.

A wide variety of orthotic shoes, boots and sandals are available to suit your individual needs and lifestyle.

PHYSIOTHERAPISTS who dispense orthotics at HCRC have Bachelors or Masters Level Degrees in Physiotherapy and have training in gait and orthopaedic physical assessment and treatment. Each therapist participates in course work related to orthotics assessment and prescription.

Do you have coverage for orthotics?

Call your insurance company and ask the following details ...

  • Do you have coverage for orthotics, orthotic shoes, or orthopaedic shoes?
  • What is the amount of coverage per pair or per year?
  • How many pairs of orthotics or shoes per year are you allowed?
  • Do you need a Physician or Doctors prescription or recommendation to get orthotics?
  • Can the Orthotics be dispensed by a Physiotherapist?

All of these vary between insurance companies and are important to confirm.


Acupuncture can be used for acute pain effectively.

It is often helpful to reduce chronic pain and may provide relief from pain when other therapies have failed.

Acupuncture can stimulate the body to produce endorphins, help to reduce pain, accelerate your bodyís natural ability to heal, and reduce inflammation.

At the Halton Community Rehabilitation Centre Registered Physiotherapists provide acupuncture for musculoskeletal or orthopaedic conditions. Physiotherapists have training via the Acupuncture of Canada Foundation Institute and include acupuncture as part your physiotherapy visit.

At HCRC, Gunn Intramuscular Stimulation can be provided by a certified therapist. The clinic also provides acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine by an Acupuncturist, Registered under the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Our Registered TCM practitioner, Ms. Ming Cao initially trained as an Acupuncturist and Physician in China. She has many years of experience as an acupuncturist, having been practicing acupuncture since 1974.

About Each Visit

The number of visits you will require varies depending on the condition being treated, from only 1-2 to several weeks. Most patients feel no pain, however, some experience mild discomfort. Only sterile, disposable needles are used. This prevents the risk of infection or disease.

Acupuncture treatment is most effective if you refrain from taking alcohol or sedatives before treatment and you rest or refrain from strong exercise after treatment. Your therapist will review the risks and benefits of Acupuncture with you before starting treatment.

Contact Us

Phone: 905-876-1515

Fax: 905-876-3737


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