Back2feet Inc.

(416) 335-3701

*By Appointment Only*



716 Gordon Baker Road
Suite 700 (Ground Floor)
Toronto (North York), Ontario, M2H 3B4

Your Specialists

Ms. Yim M. Lok, Certified Orthotist and Certified Pedorthist

Yim Lok has a B.Sc. from York University in Psychology.  She received her Clinical Methods in Orthotic and Prosthetic Diploma from George Brown College in 1983.  Her clinical training included rotations at the Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, West Park Hospital and the Bloorview-MacMillian Children's Centre.  She started her career at the Hospital for Sick Children where she gained valuable experience in the areas of burns, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and orthopaedic conditions such as club feet and scoliosis.

By developing the orthotic program at an adult Prosthetic/Orthotic facility and later becoming a manager of a pedorthotic centre, Yim has widened her scope of practice to include clients of all ages. Presently, she works closely with Orthopaedic surgeons of the Centenary Health Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital, and North York General.

Yim is a member of the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists (OAPO), Orthotics Prosthetics Canada(OPC)* , Pedorthic Association of Canada, College of Pedorthics of Canada, American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and the International Society for Prosthetics and Orthotics.

Yim is also currently an OPC Certification Examiner and a National Commission on Orthotics and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) Approved Clinical Mentor (ACM).

Ms. Melanie Freedman, Certified Orthotist

Melanie Freedman has a B.A.hon in Kinesiology and Health Sciences from York University.  She received her Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician diploma from George Brown College in 2001.  She then went on to complete her Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics diploma.  Her clinical training included rotations at Chedoke-McMaster Hospital, West Park Hospital, Sunnybrook Hospital, Bloorview-MacMillan Chilldren's Center and the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital.

Melanie came to Back2feet after working at a facility in eastern Ontario where she gained experience in adult and pediatric lower extremity orthotics, particularly working with people with diabetes and arthritis.

Melanie currently serves as Secretary for the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists. She is a member of Orthotics Prosthetics Canada(OPC) and also an OPC Certification Examiner.

Ms. Laura Richardson, Certified Pedorthist

Laura Richardson has over 16 years of experience in foot-care. She received her Orthotic/Prosthetic Technician diploma from George Brown College in 1998. Before coming to Back2feet in 2008, Laura trained and worked at various private Foot-Care Clinics within the Toronto area.

In 1999 she began her training to be a certified Pedorthist and Technician. Laura has been certified and a member of both the Pedorthic Association of Canada and the College of Pedorthics of Canada since 2000.

Mr. Andrew Lok, Certified Orthotist

Andrew Lok is a graduate of the University of Waterloo. He received his Clinical Methods in Orthotics and Prosthetics Post-Grad Diploma and was the recipient of the Health Sciences Dean's Medal from George Brown College in 2011.

Andrew began his career at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre in Halifax and joined our team shortly afterward. Andrew specializes in bracing for neurological/pathological conditions that result in gait abnormalities (i.e. drop foot), spinal fractures for trauma patients, idiopathic scoliosis/kyphosis deformities, and advanced technology (i.e. WalkAide and Stance Control KAFOs). He works closely with many hospitals and rehabilitation centres across the GTA (view list of facilities).

Andrew is a member of Orthotics Prosthetics Canada and serves on the Board of the Ontario Association of Prosthetists and Orthotists.

*The Canadian Association for Prosthetics and Orthotics (CAPO), incorporated in 1954,and the Canadian Board for Certification of Prosthetists and Orthotists (CBCPO), incorporated in 1972, have amalgamated to form Orthotics Prosthetics Canada(OPC). OPC took effect January 1, 2015, and its role is to protect the public and advance the profession of prosthetics and orthotics through quality standards of practice, professional credentialing, education and awareness. For more information, please refer to