Project Description

What are orthotics?

Simply put, orthotics are thin inserts that go into a shoe and provide cushioning and comfort to help alleviate foot and joint pain. They are simple to use and painless. Being an orthopedic device, orthotics are custom designed based on each patient’s particular needs.

Who can prescribe orthotics?

Since orthotics are a medical device they must be prescribed by a specialist. Our chiropodist, Yulian Pavlyuk, is an expert at assessing and diagnosing your foot in order to decide whether orthotics are the best course of treatment for you. He can prescribe, fit and dispense a custom orthotic making the patient experience very easy.

Orthotics Can Help With:

Orthotics are commonly used to help treat the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Heel spurs

  • Flat feet

  • Bunions

  • Hammer toes

  • Arthritis

  • Low Back pain

  • Bursitis

  • Diabetes

  • High arches

  • Leg Length Discrepancies

Practitioners Offering Orthotics

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Dr. Marissa Gelinas

Chiripractor & Clinic Director, Hons. B.A. Kin., D.C.

Dr. Marissa Gelinas earned her Honours Degree in Kinesiology from Wilfrid Laurier University and followed this by earning her Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. She has a passion for helping people live their best lives and during her studies, she worked as a certified personal trainer helping her clients reach their health goals.

In practice Dr. Gelinas uses a diversified approach, treating every patient as a unique case. She believes in addressing the body as a whole and finding and treating the source of an injury rather than solely addressing the symptoms. Treatments may include spinal adjustments, soft tissue therapy, education and functional exercise prescription.

Having over a decade of clinical experience working in diverse clinical settings, Dr. Gelinas brings a wealth of knowledge to Durand Integrated Health Group as our Clinical Director. She is thrilled to be working with an outstanding team and she leads our collaborative model by ensuring each of our patients feel understood, supported and respected in their health journey.

“The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease”
– William Osler

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Yulian Pavlyuk

Yulian is a Hamilton local and happy to be working in his hometown! Yulian attended McMaster University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences and completed a senior thesis in radiation biology. Subsequently, he went on to study chiropody at the Michener Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto, Ontario

Yulian has experience working in public health settings such as hospitals and community clinics as well as working in private offices. He has experience working with busy health professionals, children, athletes and the elderly. This has enabled him to gain many useful skills. He looks forward to helping you with any foot issues you have. He particularly enjoys treating sport conditions with the utilization of compound medications, orthoses therapy and rehabilitation.

“Health is a vehicle not a destination” – Joshua Millburn

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