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Sun Life Extended Health Coverage and Custom Orthotics

December 16th, 2016
If you have extended health coverage through Sun Life Financial, then you may have coverage for your custom orthotic inserts or shoes. If you have been prescribed custom orthotic footwear** (either inserts or shoes) by your physician, podiatrist, chiropodist, or orthopedic surgeon you have come to the right place! Here at Vancouver Orthotics we can assist you in submitting your insurance clai ...

Orthotic Coverage with Great-West Life: Everything You Need to Know

December 10th, 2016
Have you been prescribed custom orthotic inserts by your physician or podiatrist?** Do you have extended health benefits through Great-West Life with coverage for custom orthotic inserts or orthopedic shoes? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Vancouver Orthotics we can assist you in submitting your insurance claim form to Great-West Life by ensuring you have all the necessary pape ...

Orthotic Coverage with Pacific Blue Cross

December 10th, 2016
Do you have extended health benefits through Pacific Blue Cross with coverage for custom orthotic inserts? If so, you may be looking at your Custom Foot Orthotics Claiming Checklist in bewilderment, or worse yet you could be wondering where that checklist even is. No need to fear, here at Vancouver Orthotics we can assist you in submitting your insurance claim form to Pacific Blue Cross. We w ...

Beyond Foam Box Imprints: 3D Foot Scans for Custom Orthotics

December 9th, 2016
The methods to creating a custom orthotic insert have certainly changed over the years. If you’ve ever had a plaster cast made of your foot, then you’re all too familiar with the mess and the time it takes to make. After a plaster cast, the foam box imprinting method was a welcomed change, and a method we used here at Vancouver Orthotics for quite some time. After all, standing on a piece of ...

Electronic Gait Scan Analysis

November 19th, 2016
A person’s gait refers to the rate of movement and manner of walking, and is a crucial component in diagnosing and treating foot, ankle, knee, hip, and low back pain. Electronic gait scan analysis is a particular type of exam used to determine the fitness of foot function and mobility, and is used to detect deficiencies in movement that could be causing the pains listed above. An electronic g ...

Biomechanical Examinations for Custom Orthotic Inserts

November 19th, 2016
As part of every orthotics examination, Dr. Michael Horowitz will perform a biomechanical analysis of your feet. A biomechanical examination provides information on the bone structure, joint integrity, and callusing patterns of the foot, which are all used to determine the source of injuries or abnormalities. The biomechanical examination may also include an analysis of posture, the legs, ran ...

Envisic 3D Foot Scan for the Most Precise Custom Orthotics

November 5th, 2016
Envisic 3D Scan of the Foot 
Greetings from Vancouver Orthotics! If you have had custom orthotics made for you in the past, you will be all too familiar with the full-on plaster foot cast; it’s messy, time consuming, and after all of that you have to wait for it to be shipped by mail to the orthotics manufacturer. Thank goodness it’s 2016 and here at Vancouver Orthotics that 1950s technique ...

GaitScan Analysis for Orthotics of the Future

October 29th, 2016

Hello from Vancouver Orthotics! Just this year we have begun using some exciting technology to help our patients to treat their foot, ankle, knee, hip, and back pain. The Orthotic Group’s GaitScan is an unprecedented and innovative tool and digital casting device that allows us to analyze the biomechanics of our patients, using over 4,000 sensors and a scan rate of 300 frames per second. ...

Orthotics for SI Joint Pain

October 29th, 2016

Are you experiencing low back and/or leg pain when you stand up? If so, you may be suffering from a dysfunction of the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint. There are two SI joints, and they sit on each side of your spine near where the lumbar spine (low back) connects with the pelvis. These joint acts primarily as a shock-absorbing structure, and they are responsible for carrying the weight of ...

Treatment for Pes Cavus

October 29th, 2016

You have probably heard of Flat Feet (Latin name: Pes Planus), but what about its counter? If you have unusually high arches in your feet, or Pes Cavus (Latin name), you may be experiencing pain in the metatarsal heads (the place where the bones in your foot (metatarsals) meet the bones that make up your toes (phalanges)), hammertoes, instability of the foot region, pain while walking or ...

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