The Orthotic Group
Since it’s inception in 1985, The Orthotic Group™ has been committed to providing the highest standards of quality products and services to healthcare practitioners worldwide. Now we are the largest orthotic lab in Canada with distributorships in Europe, Australia and Asia. Our focus on feet has led to partnerships with thousands of practices dedicated to providing patients, such as yourself, with effective orthotic solutions. We provide quality custom orthotics, responsive service and a truly innovative approach to the orthotic business. We provide practitioners all the services and tools necessary to make expert orthotic and footwear decisions for you!
Podiatrists founder of TOG
Dr Kim Ross
Dr. Kim Ross received his Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Waterloo in 2003 under the supervision of Dr. S. McGill. Dr. Ross graduated from The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (C.M.C.C.) in 1987. Since 1988, he has been teaching chiropractic skills and body biomechanics at C.M.C.C. and currently holds the title of Associate Professor. In 1999, he obtained the position of Chair for the Department of Applied Chiropractic. Since 1995, he has been invited to the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in Colorado annually, to help develop part four of the National Board Exams. He has been published in the journals Spine and Clinical Biomechanics. In 2003, he received an award as Researcher of the Year from the Ontario Chiropractic Association. He is presently the Director of Clinical Services & Research at The Orthotic Group. Dr. Ross has lectured in Ireland, Australia and Switzerland. His audiences include student chiropractors, chiropractors, chiropodists, podiatrists, physiotherapists and faculty members at various educational institutions.
Dr Alan Lustig
Dr Alan Lustig, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, graduated from the New York College of Pediatric Medicine in 1973. He has been in private practice in Toronto for 38 years. He has been the Chief Medical Director of TOG for eleven years.He is presently the managing partner of the Don Mills Orthopaedic Group in Toronto. He is the director of the groups Orthotic and Gait Analysis Clinic. It is recognized as one of the premier surgical and biomechanical orthopaedic centers in Canada. He and his daughter have one of the largest foot orthotic practices in North America.In the past 17 years he has lectured in over 50 cities across North America on lower extremity biomechanics, computer gait analysis and foot orthotic therapy. He has published numerous papers on lower extremity medicine and has written a book on computer gait analysis. He has published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Podiatrist Alan Lustig has worked extensively in the Canadian foot orthotic manufacturing industry since 1985 when co-founded The Orthotic Group.
Dre Lori Yarrow
Dr. Yarrow graduated from The University of British Columbia in 1991 and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1995. She grew and divested three practices in Alberta, BC and Ontario while completing a Pediatric Fellowship with the ICPA. Dr. Yarrow is also a Professional Project Manager and teaches Anatomy, Pathology and Neurology at a College in Toronto. As a former TOG customer, she enjoys her role as a Practice Management Consultant with The Orthotic Group, which enables her to work with practitioners across Canada develop and grow their successful practices.
James is the longest serving employee at The Orthotic Group (some say too long). He has held the titles of Lab Technician, Head Lab Technician, Lab Manager, Operations Manager, and is currently the Chief Clinical Advisor. He has spent much of the last four decades, making, adjusting, and dreaming about orthotics. He has lectured to Healthcare Professionals in Canada, the USA, Ireland, the UK, and Scandinavia, and will continue to do so, as long as they let him.