What are Custom Orthotics?
Vancouver Orthotics: Conditions Treated With Custom Orthotics.
Your feet support your entire weight. Therefore, changes to your feet have a direct impact on the rest of your body. The pressure on your feet when running can be as much as four times the runner’s body weight. As a result, a small shift in your walking pattern may cause a misalignment in your joints causing stress on the joints in the ankle, knee, hip and spine. Therefore, when you wear custom orthotics, foot abnormalities are corrected and you can return to your pain-free gait.
Prescription Orthotics resemble in-soles and fit into shoes in the same way. In fact, they are very different. Orthotics are biochemical devices custom made from an imprint of your feet. Since they are custom-molded to the support requirements of your feet, they help gently realign the bones in your feet, thus reducing stress and strain on ones body. The shock absorption, support and extra cushioning move your feet back into their proper alignment resulting in relief and comfort while playing sports, running or walking.
Orthotics come in a variety of types to fit one’s lifestyle and activity level. Our most popular orthotics includes Sport Orthotics, in particular the RunFlex and SportFlex. For Casual Orthotics, the SuperFlex is also popular. We also offer Dress Orthotics such as the FashionFlex and specialty orthotics such as DiabeticFlex. These are available for both adults and children and come in a large selection of colors. Whether you’re a runner, a recreational walker or someone who stands on your feet for long periods of time, we have the orthotic for you!
Are Orthotics for You?
Come in to Backs in Action Wellness Centre and see if Custom Orthotics are right for you! Many extended health plans cover the cost of Custom Orthotics, so call today at 604-876-9977 and we will happily check what your plan covers. Please have your extended health plan policy number and member ID number on hand as they are required to verify your coverage.