Custom foot orthotics

Out on a limb: The arch triumphs

The spring-like properties of the arch of the foot may improve running economy. Could the right footwear design help even more? New research from the University of Western Australia will put some extra spring in a runner’s step – … READ MORE

Custom foot orthotics

Any insole that offers an increased level of support is probably better than nothing, but the difference between a prefab [off the shelf] and a full custom orthotic is basically on a scale of varying levels of support and specificity. … READ MORE

Health benefits: Coverage, access and service

Health benefits coverage with public health and private insurance plans Save money with your public health benefits coverage. Braceworks is an approved provider with Alberta Aids to Daily Living AADL Workers Compensation Board WCB … READ MORE

Alberta Blue Cross: Orthotics

Sign in to all Alberta Blue Cross member services online Not registered yet? Simply visit www.ab.bluecross.ca Program members with an ID number can click the Not registered yet link — where you can register for access to all our … READ MORE

Solving the curious case of runner’s knee

Biomechanics research reveals potential new ways to treat one of the most common running injuries. “What we found was that, regardless of which orthotic volunteers received, there was a relationship between change in biomechanics … READ MORE

Gout and the foot

Foot orthotics are suitable for gout attacks. Gout can be made more comfortable by wearing a soft supportive orthotic. This supports and cushions the foot and places less strain on the joints of the foot. Gout symptoms and treatment. … READ MORE

Orthotics part of arthritis treatment

Rheumatologists care for patients with assistive devices such as knee braces or foot orthotics. Although not involved in fitting patients with the appliances, rheumatologists still need to know how to manage these patients and … READ MORE

No need to ‘correct’ a flat foot

Gina Kolata published an excellent article in the New York Times that discusses what we do and do not know about how custom orthotics work. She interviewed renowned running biomechanists Benno Nigg, University of Calgary, and Joesph … READ MORE

Rest assured, there is no ‘normal’ foot

Conventional wisdom assumed there was a normal foot position but recent research suggests there may not be a normal foot position. Benno Nigg. Jordan Siemens / Getty Images. At Braceworks, we treat medically diagnosed conditions … READ MORE
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