Foot care is one of the fastest-growing, yet most neglected, areas of healthcare today. The incidence of foot problems increases with age, making this issue timely and important to baby boomers and especially those who suffer from diabetes. As well, the popularity of high heels makes this an interesting topic for women as they suffer from four times as many foot problems as men.
Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts designed to support and correct improper movement of your feet. When you have correct foot biomechanics there is stress taken off the feet, ankles, knees, hips and low back. Our Orthotics are custom made specifically for your feet and to fit your particular needs.
We use the latest computerized technology to make a customized orthotic from a computerized gait scan. The Footmaxx Metascan Gait and Pressure Analysis System provide us with a unique, dynamic analysis tool for the diagnosis of aberrant foot functions. The 8-point analysis gives specific information on the distribution and timings of pressure through the different areas of the foot and compares them to normal function. Some insurance companies do however require that a plaster cast be taken of your foot and we are able to provide this along with a scan.
When you think of orthotic therapy, you might think of plaster cast moulding. And you would be correct. But orthotic therapy (custom inserts worn in shoes) is in the midst of major technological advancement. Metascan™, a computerized gait and pressure analysis system from Footmaxx, is an innovative diagnostic tool that analyzes foot function when a patient stands, walks or runs across a mat. The result is a computerized gait analysis report that provides a thorough clinical assessment to help the doctor prescribe custom orthotics – literally within minutes.
What Conditions Benefit From Orthotics?
Achilles Tendonitis - Neuroma - Bunions - Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome - Digestive Problems - Heel Spur - Piriformis/Sciatic Nerve Syndrome - Ilio Tibial Band Syndrome - Plantar Fascitis - Metatarsalgia - Shin Splints
Who Can Wear Orthotics?
We offer orthotics for all ages and sizes, and fit anything from casual and dress shoes to work boots and active sports footwear. You can view some of the various styles here. We perform the scans on-site in our South Surrey Clinic. Please contact the clinic if you have any questions regarding custom orthotics or to book an appointment for a computerized gait scan and assessment.
Are Orthotics Covered By Extended Health?
We do also recommend that you look into your Extended Health Plan as many require a referral or other specific information to accompany your claim.