A regular column published for several years in the Health, Wellness and Safety Magazine features an article by a member from Elio’s team of experts. The informative articles cover a wide range of foot health topics.
In addition to helpful tips on foot care, the articles frequently offer success stories on Elio’s patients who experienced custom solutions to relieve foot pain or other related problems.
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A Holistic Pedorthic Approach To Lower Limb and Foot Care
Many individuals suffering from disease and disorders affecting the lower limbs and feet need to take a holistic approach to manage symptoms and to help prevent future degeneration of the tissue. This means treating a combination of mechanical properties affected by deformity or disease resulting in abnormal function, pain, and/or discomfort.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre in Thorold conduct a detailed history and assessment of the patients surface anatomy, joint range of motion, gait, and footwear. Pedothists use this information to plan and manage the individuals treatment. Conservative implements, such as custom foot orthoses, off-the-shelf orthopedic footwear, orthopedic footwear modifications, custom footwear, compression socks, and lower limb bracing are recommended to the patient to provide assistance for abnormal limb mechanics and alleviate painful or debilitative conditions.
To ensure the highest possible result, many treatment plans require multiple implements that work together to treat the entirety of the lower limb and feet. The goal at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre is to help patients achieve and maintain proper foot care and lower limb health so they can live happy, healthy, active lives.
Mitchell Fedorchuk, Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre