How are your custom made orthotics made in our lab?

Grace Orthotic Devices Inc. is licence holder of Medical Devices Establishment and is compliance under the Health Canada.  Grace Orthotic Devices Inc. manufacture therapeutic products and medical devices in Ontario, Canada.

Several steps are involved to produce a custom made orthotics at Grace Orthotic Devices Inc.

  • Only non-weight bearing plaster cast or Foam Impression or STS slipper casting sock submitted along with a prescription will be accepted. 
  • At the lab, a positive cast is made by pouring plaster into the negative cast.
  • When it is dry, lab technicians correct the positive plaster cast mold according to the physician's or medical professional’s recommendations.
  • Raw materials such as high strength carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic, polypro, and co-polymer, are selected based on prescription and are heated and draped over the positive mold. 
  • Vacuum forming presses the material tight to the contours of the mold creating an orthotic shell.
  • Precision grinding for correction is performed according to the patient's foot specification.
  • The orthotics are finished with appropriate accommodations such as metatarsal pads, heel spur pads and proper top covers.

 

Finished products are dispensed to podiatrists, chiropodists, pedorthists, chiropractors, and clinics.  All medical devices are designed and manufactured per the manufacturing practices guidelines and requirements of Health Canada including safety guidelines and are designed to be used according to the medical practitioner's prescription and specifications.

Optional raw material could be used to custom made your orthotics according to your patient needs.