Tom Lemke - Cped MC, Cped C

Tom Lemke has been making custom footwear for Canadians for over 30 years.

Tom became a Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman in 1996, and a few years later in 2003 he started his own orthopedic, orthotic and pedorthic practice: The Foot Lab. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, The Foot Lab serves clients from Grande Prairie to Nova Scotia and beyond.  Check out our website 

Our Certified Pedorthic Master Craftsman will create custom-made shoes, inserts, insoles and/or footwear modification to help you:

  • improve your walking posture, putting less stress on your body;
  • relieve foot, leg, or back pain from walking and standing;
  • walk more naturally with differently-sized legs or a partial or full amputation; and
  • relieve pain and improve balance problems caused by chronic health issues like diabetes or cerebral palsy.
  Jul 9, 2019

Can orthotics help with my Plantar Fasciitis and Heel Spurs?

Definitely! Orthotics are primarily an alignment tool and heel pain is usually caused by misalignment of some kind s...

  Apr. 3, 2019

Bare Foot Running! Yes Or No?

What are your thoughts on bare foot running?

  Jul 23, 2018

How often should I have my orthotics replaced?

Most orthotics wear out in 2 to 3 years. The majority of my clients that come back in 2 to 3 years is because they ca...

  Jul 11, 2018

What are bunions and how can I prevent in getting them?

I have a bunion, my mother has a bunion and her mother had a bunion....good news, you can do things to keep them at b...

  Jun 30, 2018

What are the top 5 causes of sore feet?

We have all had sore feet from time to time, but what are the most common issues that cause sore feet? Tom from The ...

  Jun 21, 2018

What foot, ankle and heel problems can orthopedic footwear focus on?

Great question! In my practice Diabetes is the number one disease that causes foot problems that need to be addresse...

  Apr. 16, 2018

Orthotics for Running

Running is one the most rewarding things anyone can do for fun and exercise. If you plan to get into running you abso...

  Feb. 7, 2018

How do I prepare my feet for a 12-hour manual labor work shift?

Without seeing you and your feet I can't say categorically but, if you and your feet are fairly healthy, stretch out ...

  Jan. 24, 2018

Whom do I see for my foot problem that needs specialized orthotics?

Studies have shown that foot orthotics made by Pedorthists and Orthotists are the most effective in affecting foot al...

  Jan. 4, 2018

Why do older people have more foot problems?

Great question! As we age we lose elasticity in tendons and ligaments, we lose muscle mass and also the number of fib...

  Dec. 14, 2017

Does everyone have foot issues?

Good Questions, I do sometimes see clients that want to get orthotics as a preventative measure and I always suggest ...

  Nov. 29, 2017

Reflexology and Foot Health I understand it, Reflexology doesn't really have to do with foot health, I understand that it is a system...

  Nov. 15, 2017

Natural or Synthetic Fiber?

In my opinion any natural fiber is infinitely better for us than any synthetic material. I've heard people refer to c...

  Nov. 8, 2017

Simple exercises I can do for good foot health?

Yes! Just simply walking every day will keep your feet in good health. If you want to do more you can do things like ...

  Oct. 25, 2017

How many bones are in the feet?

There are 26 bones in the human foot...usually. The best thing that we can do to protect them from wear and tear is t...

  Sep. 26, 2017

Can I get orthotics for ice skates?

I just bought my 15 year old new ice skates and they hurt the arch in his foot, could he get orthotics for his skates...

  Aug. 8, 2017

Will not wearing my orthotics damage my feet?

I know I should be wearing my orthotics every day, but I do love having my feet free in the summer. Will not wearing...

  Aug. 1, 2017

What running shoes do I buy my child for track and field?

My daughter is just getting into track and field at school, I do not know what running shoes to buy her, there are so...

  Jul 25, 2017

Will orthotics help my 3 year old walk better?

That is pretty difficult to answer directly without knowing why he is tripping, does he have something systemic ...

  Jul 12, 2017

What is involved with getting fitted for foot orthotics?

First you should see your Doctor in case there is an underlying medical issue that may be causing your pain, the Dr. ...

  Jun 28, 2017

Is it possible to fix a high arch or flat feet with orthotics?

What a great question, a high arch or flat feet is not a problem foot or "wrong" so it doesn't need to be "fixed". I ...

  Jun 14, 2017

I love my summer flip flops, are they bad for my feet?

No, flip flops are not bad for your feet. If someone develops pain and discomfort when wearing flip flops it is most...

  May 30, 2017

Top 5 Causes Of Foot Pain

Foot pain comes from all kind of issues, here are the...

  Apr. 7, 2017

Modifying Your Shoes To Fit You!

Adding adequate padding under the tongue fills up the...

  Apr. 3, 2017

High Heel Pain!

The most effective thing that anyone can do in this situation is...

  Mar. 9, 2017

Do Custom Insoles Really Work?

I find that foot orthotics are very effective in eliminating or significantly reducing...

  Jan. 28, 2017

How do I know if I need Orthotics?

Custom orthotics will help you if you are feeling pain in...