About Us

Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd.

About Custom Orthotic Design Group

Custom Orthotic Design Group Ltd. opened in 1996 with the goal of helping people to function at their personal best.  We believe that when people have pain, weakness, or other challenges, mobility is impaired. Our purpose is to facilitate more efficient movement by reducing pain, supporting or correcting areas of the body to help you participate in life the way that you want to.

Everyone has a personal best; let us help you find yours!

How We Work

Individual
Prescription

Based on your diagnosis and goals we will find the best plan of action for you. Customized for your needs. 

Individual
History

We want to make sure we have all the details. Example: past injuries, past surgeries, how active you are, employment, and medical history. 

Physical
Assessment

You will receive a physical assessment, where we will outline what is best for your situation. 

Gait analysis & biomechanical assessment

We perform a gait analysis and biomechanical assessment to aid in developing our treatment plan.

Build &
Fabrication

We are here with you every step of the way. Fabrication is completed to your individual needs by an OPC Registered Orthotic Technician.

Delivery of your orthotic treatment

Orthoses are meant to support, align, correct or prevent deformity, and improve the function of a body part. Our treatment plan will be customized for your needs. 

Re-evaluation 

Once you receive your custom orthosis, you will be re-evaluated in 2 week’s time. 

Regular follow-ups

Our team of kind, experienced professionals are here for you when you need us most. No need to worry.

Constant Support

We aim to provide great customer service. You have our full support, no matter what the problem – we want to see you again. 

What people are saying...

Client Feedback

"I just wanted to let you know - for the first time in months and months - I am able to go for a long, long walk - because my feet are not killing me anymore!!! I am not limping at work anymore either!!! Thanks so much - I feel great! Even walking 8 blocks back to the car after the last appointment with them in my shoes - I could have done a tap dance all the way - the change was so drastic!"

    MS. J.D

    "The whole process was very positive, Custom Orthotic Design Group answered all of my questions and responded to my concerns in a professional pleasant manner. I highly recommend that anyone requiring any form of custom-made orthotic from a simple shoe insert to a sophisticated support such as my CROW walker consider Custom Orthotic Design Group."

      MR. M.B

      Our Team

      Experts that make it happen

      James Amesbury

      Certified Orthotist - BSc, CO(c)

      Jim has been a Canadian Board (CBCPO) Certified Orthotist since 1996. He is a graduate of the Clinical Methods In Prosthetics and Orthotics Program at George Brown College and also has a Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Human Kinetics from the University of Guelph.

      Jim’s orthotic interests include management of poliomyelitis, sports medicine bracing and custom foot orthoses.  In addition to his clinical practice, Jim is working to advance knowledge in the area of additive manufacturing and 3-D printing in the field of orthotics. 

      In his spare time, Jim enjoys playing hockey.

      Ronda Badger

      Certified Orthotist - BSc, CO(c)

      Ronda has been a Canadian Board (CBCPO) Certified Orthotist since 2001. Ronda holds an Honours Bachelor of Science degree specializing in Biomedical Sciences, from the University of Guelph.

      Melanie Chan

      Certified Orthotist - BASc, CO(c)

      Melanie became a Canadian Board (CBCPO) Certified Orthotist in 2009. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering.

      Linda Laakso

      Certified Orthotist - MSc, CO(c), FCBC

      Linda has been a Canadian Board (CBCPO) Certified Orthotist since 1995. She is a graduate of the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics and a Minor in Biomedical Sciences.  Linda graduated with a Master of Science (Rehabilitation) from McMaster University in June 2013 and is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University in Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Health Science.

      Linda’s special orthotic interests include management of the diabetic foot and diabetic foot ulcers.  She completed the Canadian Association of Wound Care (CAWC) Institute Levels 1-3 for advanced knowledge in wound care and continues to provide care on a daily basis to help people protect and keep their feet from the complications due to diabetes and neuropathy.

      Xiaodong Liu

      Registered Orthotic Technician RTO(c)

      Xiaodong Liu has been working as a orthotic technician since 1999. He graduated from Orthotic/Prosthetic technical program of George Brown College. He also obtained Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Norman Bethune University of Medical Sciences (now affiliated to Jilin University) in China.

      Bran Luu

      Orthotic Intern

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