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Footwear, Orthotics, Compression Stockings, Mastectomy & Body Braces2019-03-30T13:50:43-04:00

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Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders, injuries, diseases, and infections. A foot doctor (Chiropodist) is a regulated medical professional with extensive post-graduate training in lower limb biomechanics, dermatology, infectious diseases, and diabetic wound care. Comfort Clinic has experienced chiropodists who can treat a variety of foot pain problems, including plantar fasciitis, diabetic foot pain, arthritis, ingrown nails, sport injuries, etc. Our foot doctors will perform complete tests of your feet, including biomechanical evaluation, gait analysis, muscle strength, foot/ankle alignment, and joint flexibility. They will explain your foot conditions, complexities, treatment options, and procedures. They will also educate you about your foot pain before treatment. Our registered chiropodists provide complete foot care and have an extensive expertise in customized solutions, which will improve your condition.  Read More

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Comfort Clinic’s experienced team of compression garments fitters possesses unique skills in applying high principles and techniques of compression therapy for treatment of lymphedema, edema, venous insufficiency, varicose veins and other circulatory conditions.  Such treatments include application of compression stockings, compression socks, compression sleeves, and compression gloves, inelastic adjustable (wrap-around) compression garments etc.  Our certified fitters are qualified in practical application of specialized ready-wear and custom-made compression garments by leading manufacturers, such as Juzo, Mediven, CircAid and Sigvaris. The new innovative circular and flat knit technology, combined with the use of unique antibacterial Clima-Comfort materials, offers transparency and softness while providing the perfect fit and support. Alternatively patients can be fitted with 24hr inelastic no-stretch compression garments that feature an interlocking band system and allow easy self-application and consistent compression every time the garment is donned. Our facility is a registered member of Lymphedema Association of Ontario.  Read More

breast prostheses

Comfort Clinic has a team of experienced certified mastectomy fitters who will assist you in selecting and fitting of recovery care garments, post-surgical forms, breast prostheses, bras and other mastectomy products. Realizing that women’s breasts not only differ in cup size and band size, but also in cup forms, our fitters strive to achieve the closest fit by offering different cup forms – such as shallow, average and full cup. We offer superior quality, handmade, life-like breast forms, which are made of improved silicone formulation and utilize the revolutionary Comfort+ temperature equalizing technology – to reduce heat and perspiration build-up and provide all day comfort. Our garments are tailored from luxurious fabrics and finishes, with multi-option pockets that hold a breast form or symmetry shaper securely in place. We believe that the right product, together with professional advice, will help each and every woman feel natural and confident after the breast surgery.  Read More

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Our dedicated certified body brace fitters will assist you in selecting the upper limb, lower limb or torso braces. Body braces can help eliminate pain caused by osteoarthritis, sprains and strains, sports or over-use injuries, and can be used as a part of rehabilitation program. Properly selected and fitted body brace will provide stability and support, decrease pain, boost your confidence, and help recover from the injury. As a result, you’ll be able to resume your everyday activities and maintain active lifestyle. Depending on your prescription and the nature of the injury, our certified fitters will select and apply the most effective body brace – to maximise the benefits for successful treatment. Our body brace fitters deliver practical techniques and strategies to meet the needs of the patient and accomplish desired result. We offer a wide variety of bracing, such as: knee brace, foot/ankle brace, elbow brace, wrist/hand brace, shoulder brace, back brace and posture supports – all designed to relieve pain due to irritated muscles and joints and give ultimate patient comfort.  Read More

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We will work with prescriptions from any health care professional. Should you choose Comfort Clinic to be your provider of custom made orthotics and/or compression garments, but don’t have a prescription, our Doctors of Chiropody will provide you with one. Such prescriptions are based on your health history, lower leg complaints, activity level, biomechanical exam, gait analysis and 3-D scanning/casting of your feet. Custom orthotics: The prescription and scan/cast will be sent to an orthotic laboratory for custom foot orthotic fabrication. The whole process – from initial examination to dispensing of orthotics – will take 2-3 weeks. Upon dispensing, orthotics will be fitted into the shoe of your choice and you will be educated as to proper use – to achieve maximum benefits. Compression garments: Ready to wear, or “off-the-shelf” compression garments with low compression level (up to 20 mmHg) do not require a prescription. However, after doctor’s examination you may be prescribed higher compression, and our certified compression fitters will take necessary measurements and provide you with doctor recommended product to achieve beneficial therapeutic effect.  Read More

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MEET OUR SPECIALISTS

Alla Mast

Alla Mast, CFo

Alla Mast started her career in 2002 as a rehabilitation clinic administrator. After extensive studies, in 2005 she was accredited by the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics. Alla continued to work as a Certified Fitter of Orthotics while taking numerous courses and attending seminars. Over the next few years she received additional accreditation in various programs, but mainly – in compression garments application and related disciplines. In 2013, Alla founded Comfort Clinic and has been successfully running it since.

David A. Pressé D.Ch.

David A. Pressé is an Ontario Registered Chiropodist with over 30 years experience in the field. After graduating from Chiropody program at George Brown College Michener Institute and Toronto General Hospital in 1986, he worked as a Sole Charge Chiropodist at Riverdale Hospital (Toronto) and later on, at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. He is also a recipient of Molly McCartney award for highest marks in Anatomy & Physiology of the Lower Extremities. Dr. Pressé has been with Comfort Clinic since 2014.

FAQs

What shoes would you suggest to relieve foot pain?2019-03-11T16:16:26-04:00

Wear shoes that fit well, have wider toe box, arch support and shock absorbing soles. Rest your feet as often as possible. If pain persists, ask your doctor about physical therapy and/or getting a custom made orthotics/inserts to be worn in the shoe.

What are the best shoe inserts for flat footed people?2019-03-11T16:16:36-04:00

The best shoe orthotics/ insoles are those that provide just the right amount of support, flexibility and stability. Cushioning and shock absorption is also essential. They have to provide comfort, enough arch support and biomechanical alignment.

What are the best insoles for ballet flat type shoes?2019-03-11T16:16:45-04:00

Slim Dress Orthotics/ Insoles are custom made for non-removable liner shoes. Slim narrow grind shell, suede top with 1mm underlay.

What type of an orthotic can I put in skates?2019-03-11T16:16:56-04:00

There are custom made orthotics specifically designed for the skates. They enhance your performance by creating a comfortable environment for your feet and have all the supportive benefits of the custom orthotics to eliminate your foot issues.

Can I wear dress orthotics in running shoes?2019-03-10T22:59:00-04:00

If your orthotics were made for dress shoe, switching it to sport shoe may not be advisable. You can transfer from one dress shoe to another. It is better to have a specially designed custom-made orthotics for your soccer cleats, ski boot or athletic shoes.

Do I need orthotic and how can orthotics help me?2019-03-10T22:56:23-04:00

Talk to your doctor to determine if orthotics will help you in your daily activities. Orthotics provide improved stability through balances force re-distribution and alignment of the foot, creating a stable foundation for the rest of your body. A custom made Foot Orthotic can reduce any extra stress or pain in feet, ankles, knees, hips and back. Wear your custom insoles as often as possible for maximum benefit!

Why did my doctor prescribe custom-made orthotics?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Custom-made orthotics not only have preventative function – they can be used in treatment of certain conditions. Doctors prescribe orthotics to treat foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, bursitis, tendinitis, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot, ankle, and heel pain. Clinical research studies have shown that prescribed foot orthotics decrease foot pain and improve function.

My feet are just fine – do I need custom-made orthotics?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

According to studies, less than 10% of the world population would have what is called a normal or neutral foot, meaning a foot that does not require any special care or support to maintain its shape when loaded with the body weight. So unless you are the lucky one, and have perfect feet – you will benefit from using orthotics. Your feet are the base of support of your entire skeleton, so they may affect the entire body if they are tilted or not straight. The sooner you start wearing orthotics, the lesser are the chances of developing other health problems later on.

Will my insurance pay for custom orthotics, compression garments and braces?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Yes – most Extended Health Care Plans will cover the cost of custom-made orthotics, compression garments and body braces. Certain devices are also covered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. You will need a doctor’s prescription to submit an insurance claim. It is advised that you call your insurance company to verify coverage.

How custom-made orthotics work?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Orthotics help to control abnormal foot motion, especially excessive pronation and supination of the lower ankle or subtalar joint. They provide stability for the foot and correct injury-causing imbalances. Orthotics may prevent injury or deformity from occurring or halt the progression of existing problems and allow healing occur. They are also very useful in optimizing and enhancing comfort and protection.

What kinds of medical compression stockings are available?2019-03-11T16:15:17-04:00

Compression stockings come in different length types (bellow the knee, thigh and pantyhose), foot styles (closed or open toe) and compression range, which is measured in mmHg (millimetres of mercury). There are designated medical indications for each compression class:

Light compression -10-20mmHg- used for mild varicosity, often purchased over the counter.

Moderate compression – 20-30mmHg (CCL1) – used in relation to a conditions of the superficial veins. Post-surgical, minor varicosities, minor ankle, leg and foot swelling, heaviness and fatigue in legs, post sclerotherapy, initial varicosities or prophylactic treatment during pregnancy, superficial thrombophlebitis, hereditary disposition toward vein disease.

Strong compression – 30-40mmHg (CCL 2) – used for conditions within the superficial and deep systems. Moderate varicosities and edema, lymphatic edema, management and prevention of venous ulcers, orthostatic hypotension, post-surgical, post-sclerotherapy, effective scar formation after burns, pregnancy with previous phlebitis, stasis dermatitis due to CVI.

Very strong -40-50mmHg (CCL3) – used for advanced conditions and chronic venous insufficiency or venous ulceration.  Severe varicosities, severe edema, lymphatic edema, management of venous ulcers, post- phlebitis syndrome, chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), reversible lymphedema, venous ulcers, post-surgery, orthostatic hypotension.

What do medical compression stockings treat?2019-03-11T16:14:32-04:00

The compression garments help minimize and control swelling and pain, and are designed to treat a wide variety of vein disorders such as: lymphedema, edema, leg swellingvenous insufficiency, varicose veins, diabetes, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), prevention of venous ulcers, etc.

How can I get medical compression stockings?2019-03-11T16:13:44-04:00

Consult with your primary care provider, physician or vascular specialist – they can prescribe necessary compression garment for you. Compression garments are usually sold at medical supply stores, clinics and some pharmacies. It is highly recommended to see a Certified Compression Garments Fitter when buying your compression garment – they will properly measure you, determine the right size and suggest the choice of garments to best fit your lifestyle and preferences.

Why do you need medical compression stockings?2019-03-11T16:13:02-04:00

Compression garments provide external support to vein walls and work in conjunction with the calf muscle pump. They help minimize and control swelling and leg pain, increase blood flow velocity, counteract raised venous pressure, preventing edema and venous hypertension. If you stand for long hours every day, sit for extended hours, or face surgical-recovery period, compression stockings can alleviate pain and make your everyday life quite comfortable and relaxed. Unless otherwise instructed by a medical professional, stockings should be worn during the day, while you are active.

What are the medical compression stockings?2019-03-11T16:11:24-04:00

Compression stockings are a specialized hosiery designed to help prevent the occurrence of, and guard against further progression of, venous disorders such as edema, phlebitis and thrombosis. Compression stockings are elastic garments that apply pressure gradually –greatest at the ankle and decreases proportionately up the limb, worn around the leg, compressing the limb.

Compression stockings and socks nowadays are very fashionable and look just like regular hosiery and dress socks.

At Comfort Clinic, we carry compression stockings in wide range of styles, knits, textures and fashionable colors – for both women and men. Our certified compression garments fitters will recommend compression product to best suit your needs, select proper size and length to achieve the perfect anatomical fit.

What is ted hose compression?2019-03-11T16:09:21-04:00

Thrombo-Embolic Deterrent Hose (T.E.D) or anti-embolism stockings 10-20mmHg (ideally 18mmHg at the ankle, 14mmHg at the calf) – for use by the non-ambulatory (bed or wheelchair confined) user to prevent clotting and embolism (vein obstruction). Teds are of little therapeutic value to the ambulatory (active) user.

Do I need to consult a specialist before buying my compression garment?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Simply put – yes. Even though compression stockings and socks look a lot like regular ones nowadays, they don’t fit the same way. The size of your ankles, calves, thighs, the length of your legs, as well as the compression strength must be used to determine the proper size of your compression garment. Poorly fitted compression stockings may be simply ineffective and, in some cases, even harmful. Compression Garments Fitters are trained specialists who have an extensive knowledge of compression therapy, fitting techniques and compression garments. They will measure you, select the right product and educate you on proper use, application and care.

Who needs to wear compression stockings or socks?2019-03-11T16:17:44-04:00

People with certain leg problems or at risk for blood clots in the legs, known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) must wear compression garments. These clots can also develop as a result of prolonged bed rest (such as after surgery), sitting for long periods (such as on a plane, at work, etc.), use of birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, pregnancy, family history of DVT, inflammatory bowel disease, and certain genetic clotting disorders. Other groups that can benefit from wearing compression stockings include people with varicose veins, venous leg ulcers, or leg swelling (edema), as well as those with circulatory problems. People who spend a lot of time on their feet will find that the stockings improve comfort. They’re also popular among some athletes, such as runners and basketball players.

What is the difference between anti-embolism and graduated compression stockings?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Anti-embolism stockings (TED) are designed specifically for non-mobile patients or those confined to a bed to prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis. Ted stockings are not gradient: the same compression throughout the length of the garment and offer minimal compression 8-18mmHg (millimeters of mercury). Graduated compression stockings are medically therapeutic and designed for people who are mobile. They offer graduated compression, starting at the ankle and decreasing proximally. Compression levels range up to 50+mmHg. Greater compression is often necessary due to the increased effects of gravity on the circulatory system in a mobile patient.

How compression stockings work?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Graduated compression stockings and socks provide necessary external support to the vein walls and work in conjunction with calf muscle pump. Compression stockings provide circulation while helping to minimize and control leg and ankle swelling.

Will my insurance pay for custom orthotics, compression garments and braces?2019-03-08T14:27:03-04:00

Yes – most Extended Health Care Plans will cover the cost of custom-made orthotics, compression garments and body braces. Certain devices are also covered by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. You will need a doctor’s prescription to submit an insurance claim. It is advised that you call your insurance company to verify coverage.

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