Have you had a gait analysis?
When you come for your initial assessment with a Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s, be prepared by bringing a prescription from your referring professional.
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.
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.
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.
A Canadian Certified Pedorthist at Elio’s 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.
For more foot health information visit the Pedorthic Association of Canada website.