custom orthotics Vancouver

Chiropractors in British Columbia are licensed and qualified to custom order and fit orthodic insoles for patients of all ages. Orthotics can help correct certain foot, knee, hip or low back pain along with chiropractic treatment. Many patients find that orthotics work best after the spine has been realigned, and the optimal structure of the body is used to make the orthotics. This will promote desirable alignment for the spine for long term benefits.

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Want to get customized foot support while also improving your posture and reducing back pain? Chiropractors in Vancouver can help with both! As licensed professionals, chiropractors are qualified to create custom-made orthotic insoles just for you. Whether you have foot, knee, hip, or lower back issues, orthotics can provide targeted support.

But here’s the secret – they work even better when paired with chiropractic care. Many patients find that after an adjustment to realign the spine, the resulting proper body structure makes all the difference for the orthotics. It allows them to provide ideal alignment and support on an ongoing basis.

Rather than just masking symptoms, this one-two approach helps promote long-lasting benefits. With chiropractic care to optimize your back and posture, those orthotics can keep your lower body feeling great in the long run. So, if you want personalized orthotics plus improved spinal health, talk to our chiropractor in Vancouver about your options today!

Metascan Technology for Custom Orthotics in Vancouver

True Health Studio is an authorized Footmaxx™ distributor.  Dr. Wong researched several kinds of orthotic systems to offer his patients and decided on Footmaxx™.  He has been using Footmaxx™  since the start of his chiropractic career.

At True Health Studio, we are equipped with Metascan™, a dynamic scanning system from Footmaxx™ that scans and creates your orthotics.  Unlike the older, conventional static molding of your feet, Metascan™ will take the walking motion of each step of your feet and recreate a durable orthotic insole.  This is ideal as it’s a custom insole for your average steps.  These custom insoles are ideal for everyday life/activities as they are made from your average steps. Orthotics can be made for specific shoes such as ski/snowboarding boots, hockey skates, running shoes, dress shoes, etc.


Analyzing Gait with Metascan

The Metascan™ pressure mat scans the stance phase of gait at 150 images per second. It compares walking and running scan data of the same patient. Proprietary diagnostic software analyzes the digital pressure mat and patient data and translates it into a prescription for orthotics.


The Metascan™ also measures these five key parameters:

  1. Left and Right Heel Lift
  2. Left and Right Forefoot Contact
  3. Left and Right Maximum Forefoot Pressure
  4. Where does maximum pressure appear?
  5. Is the center of the pressure line straight or curved?

 

An optional dynamic gait and pressure analysis report can be ordered as well.  The Footmaxx™ system provides a dynamic, weight-bearing biomechanical patient assessment. It enables digital patient data to be transmitted via modem to the Footmaxx laboratory, where the proprietary diagnostic software, Metascan™, analyzes it. Metascan™ generates a Dynamic Gait and Pressure Analysis Report containing 2D and 3D colour images of the patient’s footstep, data on kinetic pressure patterns during the stance phase of gait, and a conclusion describing any biomechanical abnormality detected compared to normal gait values. If an aberrant biomechanical pattern is detected, Metascan™ also specifies the prescription for custom foot orthotics.

Through the stance phase of gait, the eight key foot landmarks (lateral heel, medial heel, five metatarsal heads, and hallux) are identified and tracked accurately. The gait and pressure analysis report is useful as a permanent chart record to facilitate pre-determination requirements for insurance and managed care companies. Metascan™ now makes a scientific, accurate, biomechanical patient assessment affordable using the Footmaxx™ System in your office.

For more information, please visit: www.footmaxx.com

 

*Orthotic insoles are usually covered under your extended health insurance. In most cases, the chiropractor can prescribe and/or order the orthotics directly. However, some insurance companies require a medical doctor’s prescription before the chiropractor can order the orthotics. To get more information, contact your insurance provider. 

FAQs

1. How do I get custom orthotics near me in Vancouver?

See True Health Studio in Vancouver for custom orthotics. We use a Metascan system to digitally scan your foot motion and create a durable customized insole. Book your appointment today!

2. Are custom orthotics worth it?

Custom orthotics can be worth it for many as they are molded specifically for an individual’s feet, arch type, walking gait, and activities. This provides targeted support to alleviate foot, leg, and back pain from conditions like plantar fasciitis.

3. Does extended healthcare cover orthotics?

Extended healthcare may provide coverage for custom orthotics in Vancouver.  The chiropractor can make and dispense the custom orthotic insoles, but a diagnosis must be prescribed by a medical doctor.