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The Ability Hub

The Ability Hub is an initiative of The Sinneave Family Foundation. At The Ability Hub we are working to enhance Life for people living with Autism Spectrum Disorder through Innovation, Partnerships and Support. Our work is focused on … READ MORE

Why can’t you email your doctor?

Email may be the preferred communication method with clients in many industries, but many health care clinics are still relying on phone and fax to connect with patients. Only about 11% of Canadian primary care doctors communicate … 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

Dr. Jordan Raugust, MD, FRCPC, CSCN (EMG)

Kinesis is a specialty medical clinic founded by a group of physiatrists. Physiatrists are specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – nerve, muscle and bone experts who treat illnesses that affect how one moves. At … READ MORE

Jacob Reichbart, Research Director

Jacob is focused on orthopaedic and assistive devices that are comfortable, effective and easy to use — a dedication to working with children spanning some 30 years. He guides Braceworks research and product development effort, … 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

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

Changes in multi-segment foot biomechanics

Figure 1. The semi-custom mouldable Softec Response orthotic used in the current study. Background Semi-custom foot orthoses (SCO) are thought to be a cost-effective alternative to custom-made devices. However, previous biomechanical … READ MORE

Some answers about foot orthotics

It’s one of those mysteries that has baffled runners and running doctors for decades: Why do orthotics work? University of Calgary Running Injury Clinic researchers examine effectiveness of shoe inserts, November 1, 2011. Orthotics … READ MORE
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