Are you suffering from pain that increases with activity? Do you have pain when you first put your feet down after resting, such as in the morning or getting out of the car? Do you have recurrent callouses on the bottom of your feet? Are your feet getting wider and your bunion is getting worse?
We all take our feet for granted. They are always there for us to take us where we need to go, helping us enjoy our lives. When they start to cause pain and discomfort when simply going for a walk or getting up in the morning is painful it can cause a lot of grief and stress.
Sarah Shiho is our foot and knee expert when it comes to biomechanics, disorders, and conditions. She not only designs a custom orthotic to best fit your needs, but also tailors a treatment plan including exercises, stretches, and footwear education within your assessment at Kinectiv Sport + Health. After taking a 3D mold of your foot or a scan of your knee you will be booked back for a fitting appointment with the shoes you wish to put the custom foot orthotics in or instructed how to put on your new custom knee or ankle brace. After taking the time to adjust to your new orthotics, you will have a 6 months free adjustment program for all custom foot orthotics and if you are having any issues with your brace, please book a free 30-minute follow-up appointment.
Sarah has used orthotics herself over many years for metatarsalgia and plantar fasciitis and over that time has never had to deny herself a fashionable heel or sandal. Having experimented on herself and learning a few tricks along the way, she has made custom foot orthotics for figure skates, hockey skates, skis, cycling shoes, high-heels, strappy sandals, tap, and ballerina’s pointe shoes. She was even able to help a bride have a more comfortable wedding day.
For over 10 years Sarah has seen numerous patients and their feet. She says she has seen it all, but perhaps you will surprise her! Sarah is also one of Kinectiv Sport + Health’s Acupuncturists, so if you come back to her saying that when you wear your orthotics you get headaches or constipation, she will know exactly why!
Please contact us if you would like to book an assessment or a free 15-minute phone consultation.
Bracing + Supports
Whether you’re healing from an injury, preventing further injury, or staying active in your golden years, a brace may be exactly what you need to get you back into sports and activity sooner. A brace can also keep you active while giving you the confidence to play at your level - whatever that looks like for you.
There are bracing and support solutions for all parts of your body and when provided by a trained professional, they can be an integral part of your rehabilitation process. When looking for options you should have a quality product that’s measured and fitted properly to help stay in place and remain comfortable while being our most dynamic to allow you maximum freedom.
After recurrent falls, trips, mishaps, and tumbles, a brace or support is a dependable advancement to regaining your self-assurance in your abilities. Technology has come a long way from clunky and cumbersome to sleek and lightweight. For example, Ossur’s Unloader One series weighs only one pound, yet can shift your body’s weight to avoid the joint narrowing of osteoarthritis in your knee.
There are new weaves of material that are more breathable, yet tacky to your skin to stay in place. Baurfeind and Ossur have medical-grade compression sleeves with built-in pads and straps for various injuries and conditions. These braces form to your anatomy without bulging or gapping making it easy to fit under your clothes for long-term wear.
If you're curious if a brace or support can assist you in your recovery, assist in a recurrent injury, or help slow down the aging process, please contact us for a free 15-minute consultation to inquire further with our bracing specialist, Sarah Shiho, who has over 15 years in the industry.