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 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. Pedorthitsts use this information to plan and manage the individual’s 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 lower 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.