Get Informed. Get Custom Fit. Get Aligned.
Body Alignment refers to the ideal anatomical alignment of your musculoskeletal system - health alignment puts your bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and other soft tissues in the best position possible for your unique body. When we optimize Body Alignment, the muscles surrounding the bones do their best work, resulting in less stress on the muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and joints.
However, research shows that 70% of people wear shoes that damage their body alignment. Do your shoes correct yours? Or are you wearing shoes that throw your musculoskeletal system out of balance? We developed our Body Align Assessment to identify alignment problems that may be causing you pain and discomfort or making it hard to enjoy your favorite activities. This multi-step analysis generates detailed information about your posture, gait, and alignment that our clinicians draw on when creating your individual treatment plan. Based on this data, we can create the perfect pair of bespoke orthotics, help you select the best shoe styles for your feet, and provide a range of therapeutic services to help you achieve ideal alignment in style. Schedule your Body Align Assessment in Mississauga today to step into better comfort and health.
Ever had your walk analysed by a Body Alignment Specialist?
In your 45-minute discovery session, we conduct a multi-modal Body Alignment Assessment from every angle in our Body Alignment Lab.
Our proprietary and comprehensive Body Align Assessment evaluates your entire musculoskeletal system. We look at your range of motion, test your foot muscles, and conduct your 360-degree postural analysis.
While walking or running barefoot at our treadmill station, a slow-motion video analysis is captured to analyze each phase of your gait cycle. At 240 frames per second, you can rest assured that every detail is noted. Using a variety of measurement tools, back, hip, knee, ankle, and foot angles are measured for a thorough evaluation.
A summary of the video analysis is sent directly to your inbox so you can share it with family, friends, and other healthcare professionals. Align Clinicians are a team of medical foot health professionals, including Canadian Certified Pedorthists, Chiropodists, Kinesiologists, Athletic Therapists, and Strength and Conditioning Specialists. These healthcare professionals are educated to assess for, design, and fit custom orthotics and footwear. They are trained in Align’s proprietary 5-step Body Align Assessment to analyze your entire body alignment, not just your feet, and design your own custom Align Orthotics™ and custom-fit footwear.
Strengthen Your Infrastructure
Each person's biomechanics are unique. Therefore, at our center in Mississauga Body Align Assessments are performed meticulously to understand and cater to your specific biomechanical profile. A professional, custom footwear fitting from Align can improve body alignment to:
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With a Body Align Assessment Mississauga patients begin their journey where we take the time to understand them, learn about their goals, and provide education about our diverse range of services. For most, this assessment is the recommended starting point. The information this session provides is invaluable in helping us understand how your feet and musculoskeletal system operate as a whole so that every recommendation we make is completely tailored to your needs. Call to schedule your Mississauga footcare consultation today, and experience the full-body benefits of proper alignment.
Insight From Every Angle
Body Align Assessment At-a-Glance:
Data Driven: Receive the Body Align Assessment digital report, including your video gait analysis
Receive Your Own Digital Medical Report
Our Align Certified Clinicians will walk you through the assessment with ease, paying close attention to detail so that your Align Orthotics™ are constructed to perfectly correct your body alignment. 3D laser scans of your footwear and your feet will be taken in neutral and weight-bearing positions. You will also re-learn how to shop for shoes with a footwear shopping tutorial in the Align Showroom that applies your newly learned findings about your unique biomechanics.
At the end of your Body Align Assessment, a summary of your posture, gait, range of motion testing, and other foot-related findings is emailed to you along with your video analysis. The medical report will point out important findings that relate to your biomechanics and specifications on how your unique Align Orthotics™ will be crafted to fit specifically in the footwear you have selected.
Exercises and stretches may also be included in this report for your home program. Finally, a list of important shoe features that pertain to your specific findings will be included to assist in future shoe purchasing decisions. You will receive the digital report of your Body Align Assessment, including your video gait analysis for both you and your family doctor.
There is simply no better way to understand and take control of the way you walk for better health than with a foot health clinician.
Apply What You’ve Learned
Get comforting relief for your whole body in inspiring new, Align custom fit footwear. Our two-step approach involves:
Apply what you've learned in the lab to your own footwear collection as well as our Align Designer Showroom collection. You will receive your own personalized shoe-shopping tutorial based on what you've learned about your posture, gait, and body alignment. This is where you'll learn about the “AO3 Criteria” — a checklist of three criteria we developed when selecting healthy footwear. These criteria can also be used to help you learn how to shop any footwear collection just for your own unique health. You'll choose your perfect pair to custom fit with Align Orthotics.
Using your 3D foot and footwear scans, we create a detailed CadCam design and manufacture your very own fully custom Align Orthotics™. Also included is your fitting day, when you try on the final product - your healthy shoe + your own Align Orthotic™ + you! We'll watch you walk and make any necessary minor adjustments to ensure the perfect fit and healthier, improved gait and overall comfort. One follow-up appointment is included with the Body Align Assessment to help ensure your ultimate satisfaction and success, backed by our money-back guarantee.
Our expert Align Clinicians can see things that the untrained eye cannot. In our two-way information-sharing process during your Body Align Assessment, you will likely learn more than you ever realized about a very important part of your overall health that you walk on every day. You may be overlooking what’s right beneath your feet.
We developed our three-point AO3 checklist to help you shop for shoes that support your feet and whole body alignment. This is the same checklist we use when selecting shoes for our showroom. By ensuring that every shoe we carry has a reinforced heel counter, stiffened shank, and effective flex point, we set you up to walk in comfort and style. Learn more about our AO3 Criteria for selecting Healthy Footwear.
Ready to check 'healthy feet' off your self-care list? Book your appointment today by using the link below. It's never too early or too late to start. We look forward to helping you find beauty and balance through better foot health. Improve the way you move.
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