Fraserview Orthotics

By: Fraserview Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Clinic  09-12-2011

Lack of proper care, ill-fitting shoes and general foot neglect are responsible for the majority of foot problems.

It is important to understand your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.

When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than then sum of your body weight. The average person takes 8000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That’s a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!

In some cases, foot ailments can be an early signal of a more serious medical problem, like arthritis or diabetes.

Women have four times as many foot problems as men because of high heels and/or pointy toe shoes.

Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health.

When you order custom orthotics, you undergo a thorough biomechanical evaluation and consultation using the TOG GaitScan system. This system measures the distribution of force throughout a patient’s foot during each step, identifying high-pressure areas and gait abnormalities. This system is equipped with enough sensors and speed to accurately graph pressures exerted during the stance phase of the gait cycle during both walking and running. This new information, along with a 3D sub-talar neutral cast allows us to provide patients with the most complete assessment possible for custom made orthotics.

TOG GaitScan is the most technologically advanced gait analysis system available for its price and it has been designed to move you to the forefront of orthotic therapy with the most complete assessment possible for custom made orthotics.

We offer orthotics for:
· All types of shoes
· All sports shoes, skates and ski-boots
· Accommodative inserts for diabetics
· Arthritic feet
· Sandal orthotics

Orthotics help treat or prevent:
· Low back pain
· Knee pain
· Shin splints
· Plantar fasciitis
· Heel spurs or broken sesmoid bones
· Bunions
· Neuropathic foot pain

The cost for the orthotics is $395.00 (no tax). Most extended health plans provide orthotic coverage and we provide all the paper work required by most plans. If a second pair from the same cast is purchased at the same time, the cost of the second pair is $150.00. The orthotics come with a 30 day satisfaction guarantee.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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