Elio’s offers a convenient foot assessment service on-site for people with unique needs.
Only after a complete and thorough assessment of the feet and lower limbs can the most effective treatment solutions be determined and orthotic devices be designed. Such assessments are best conducted by a practitioner who has extensive training and expertise, such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
In a foot assessment, we gather patient history to identify patterns and expose factors that contribute to the patient’s medical condition.
We check symptoms, previous injuries, occupation, and other factors.
Our team of experts service customers from St. Catharines, Thorold, Niagara Falls, Welland, and surrounding areas in the Niagara Region.
Your Initial Assessment
- Bring Prescription: When you come for your initial assessment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s, be prepared by bringing a prescription from your referring doctor.
- Wear Loose Fitting Clothing: Also bring a pair of shorts or wear loose fitting clothing because part of the assessment involves examination of your lower limbs and your feet.
- Bring Work Shoes or Daily Footwear: Another good idea is to bring your work shoes or the shoes that you wear for daily activities, whether it’s for workouts or work or just general walking.
- Gait Analysis: During your initial assessment, a Canadian Certified Pedorthist will perform a gait analysis. In other words,they will examine you walk and take note of any areas of concern.
The pedorthist will assist the patient in understanding their medical condition and the potential causes, contributing factors, and the recommended treatments.
The main purpose of the assessment is to determine whether the medical condition with which the patient presents is related to poor foot structure and / or biomechanics. A thorough investigation includes:
- Weight Examination
- Gait Analysis,
- Non Weight Bearing
Book an initial consultation at Elio’s today. Phone 905-227-4215
Advice On Your Footwear
A Canadian Certified Pedorthist is also going to look at your footwear and give you advice on why your footwear is or isn’t appropriate.
They will teach you what footwear would be more appropriate given your condition and your lifestyle. They will then do functional testing.
The Pedorthist will look at you standing, sitting, and lying down. They will check the range of motions of your joints and will test the strength of the muscles around your joints.
Pedorthic services are not covered by provincial healthcare programs; however, you may have coverage in your employer’s health benefits program, WSIB, or Veterans Affairs.