Heather L Rudkin DCh

Registered Chiropodist

About Valley Orthotics

The Pursuit of Physical Freedom

My mission is to improve and maintain your freedom of mobility by providing you with the highest quality 

custom-made orthotics and personalized treatment plans.

Experienced Medical Professional

Over a decade in practise, Chiropodist Heather Rudkin has the knowledge and experience to effectively treat a wide array of foot problems with the use of orthotic therapy and footwear intervention.  Heather is registered with the College of Chiropodists of Ontario and the Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine.

What is a Chiropodist?

Chiropodists are regulated primary health care providers who are trained in the assessment, prevention and treatment of foot and ankle related disorders.  Chiropodists are licensed specialists in the prescription of custom foot orthoses.  No referral or prescription is necessary to see a Chiropodist or required by most insurance plans. 

What You Should Know

Your Visit


Your assessment will include both weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing examinations in addition to footwear and gait analyses.  These investigations will determine whether or not you will benefit from orthotic therapy in addition to other therapeutic modalities to achieve symptom resolution.  

Diagnosis and treatment options will be discussed and an initial treatment plan formulated.  

Follow-up visits are encouraged to ensure the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy and to update the path of your ongoing treatment plan. 

Our Orthotics

VeriScan 3-dimensional laser scanner is employed to capture structural deformity which is then corrected by the prescription orthotic device.  Our foot orthoses conform to the “Anatomical Custom Foot Orthoses” classification as defined in PFOLA’s Technical Standards Definition Document.  We do not use a “library” system of digital shape files, pre-corrected molds, or prefabricated shells.

Who Can Benefit?

A properly imaged and prescribed orthotic device can provide resolution for people suffering from a wide range of foot and ankle problems including:  heel and arch pain, bunions, knee pain, leg pain, general foot and ankle pain and many other conditions associated with flat feet, high arched feet and overpronating feet.  Orthotic therapy also helps to protect high-risk feet from deformity and injury.


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Valley Orthotics

43 Dunn St., PO Box 1173, Barry's Bay ON

(613) 312-4335 & Petawawa Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic 7-3025 Petawawa Blvd., Petawawa ON (613) 687-9081

Appointment dates & times are by request