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Custom Orthotic Therapy in Calgary

Prescription Orthotics

Prescription orthotics look like insoles, but are biomechanical appliances that are custom made to correct your feet much like glasses work on your eyes—they reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment. Orthotics fit into your shoes as comfortably as an insole—and they have the advantage of being made from precise measurements of your feet. Custom orthotics can help correct foot and ankle abnormalities and can often help correct or support hip, knee, and back issues. Orthotics are commonly prescribed for plantar fascitis, knee arthritis, spinal degeneration, and/or chronic ankle sprains and strains.

The Orthotic Group

Full Motion Health & Pain Management in Calgary uses the North American leader, The Orthotic Group, in the development and manufacturing of custom foot orthoses to fabricate your orthotics. Our clinic has partnered with the makers of the revolutionary GaitScan™ technology, a diagnostic tool used for assessing your feet’s biomechanics (how your feet operate in the real world). GatiScan™ has set the industry standard with its 4096 sensors and scans that scan your feet at 300Hz (scans per second).

GaitScan™ Technology

The Orthotic Group’s GaitScan™ is the most technologically advanced gait analyisis system available and with it, Full Motion Health & Pain Management has been able to help its patients walk pain free.

Assessing your Gait

In addition to a full orthopaedic examnation of your feet, we use the GaitScan™ to assess your gait (how you walk). The sensitive pressure point analysis measures where you have the most stresses and strains on your feet and how long you spend on those areas when you walk. We then determine how this compares to a “normal” foot or gait. The orthotic devices are then created based on your individual needs as demonstrated on your scan.