A. Custom orthotics are medically prescribed insoles that can do anything from provide cushioning, to helping correct your body alignment, movement, treat and help prevent damage and pain. Align Orthotics™ are created after a thorough Body Align Assessment by an Align Clinician who has succeeded in our in-depth training to be an expert in biomechanics and foot health. Their designation may be a Chiropodist, Pedorthist, Athletic Therapist or Kinesiologist. They are trained to evaluate beyond the foot, see significant findings in slow motion video gait analysis, provide medical history analysis, hold the foot in a position they determine will be corrected to take a 3D scan and a provide an experiential tutorial on how to shop for shoes for the client's very specific and unique biomechanics. Chosen healthy footwear for each client is always 3D scanned. The medical assessment is critical to diagnosis, desired treatment outcomes and ultimately the design of the Align Orthotics™ medical insole device. The design is then created in CADCAM software, alongside the other structural and biomechanic scans taken. Through a 3D technology process it is milled from the highest quality EVA blocks we import from Germany, in the specific density required for medical needs. The Align Orthotics™ are then hand-finished by our Pedorthic team, layered with our premium hypoallergenic, anti-fungal, thermo-regulating, grippy EucyProtec top covers that contain eucalyptus oil and silver ions. Only then is the custom manufacturing complete. It is then necessary to present and explain the device to the client at their fitting appointment, wear them, evaluate if the intended biomechanic corrections have been made and how they impact the enitre body. Finally, the medical device can be dispensed. For foot nerds like us, it is a fun and exciting process.
The reason you might think your treatment is either one or the other of these options, might be a result of the insurance information you have been provided with your health insurance coverage plan. Only a foot health medical professional can determine this for you. Please book your appointment to find out.
A. They may or may not provide some amount of coverage for our services and products. That all depends on what type of insurance plan you buy or are provided by your employer. While they will provide a list of items they will cover, the best way to fully understand if you are covered for any of the services we provide, is to phone them with this list of Insurance Coverage Questions.
"Moving better aligned" generally refers to the idea of improving one's movement patterns, posture, and overall alignment of the body. It involves optimizing the way we move, ensuring that our body is in proper balance and alignment during physical activities. When we move with better alignment, we can:
To achieve better alignment, individuals may engage in activities such as corrective exercises, postural training, stretching, strength training, and working with movement professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, or movement coaches. These practices can help identify and address any imbalances, weaknesses, or faulty movement patterns, ultimately leading to improved movement quality and overall well-being.
Moving better aligned with orthotics refers to using orthotic devices, such as shoe inserts or insoles, to improve alignment and movement patterns. Align Orthotics™ are custom-made or pre-fabricated inserts that are placed inside the shoes to provide support, stability, and alignment to the feet, ankles, and lower limbs. When using Align Orthotics™ to move better aligned, the primary goals are:
To move better aligned with Align Orthotics™, individuals typically consult with healthcare professionals, such as podiatrists or orthotists, who can assess their specific alignment and movement patterns. Based on the assessment, custom orthotics may be recommended to address any misalignments or imbalances. It is important to note that orthotics should be prescribed and fitted by professionals to ensure proper alignment and effectiveness.
Align Orthotics™ and functional movement can work together to improve body alignment in several ways:
It's important to note that the effectiveness of Align Orthotics™ and functional movement may vary depending on individual needs and circumstances. Consulting with healthcare professionals, such as chiropodists, athletic therapists, or kinesiologist or other movement specialists, can help determine the most appropriate approach for improving body alignment through the combination of Align Orthotics™ and functional movement.
Align Orthotics™ can be utilized in functional medicine as part of a holistic approach to address musculoskeletal issues and optimize movement patterns. Here are some ways Align Orthotics™ can be incorporated into functional medicine:
It's important to note that the use of Align Orthotics™ in functional medicine should be based on a comprehensive evaluation of the individual's needs and goals. A multidisciplinary approach, involving professionals with expertise in functional medicine, musculoskeletal health, and Align Orthotics™, can ensure an integrative and holistic approach to care.
While as Canadians we have the benefit of OHIP for many basic medical services, insurance coverage is intended to help us with the rest. Investing in one's own health in a variety of ways, is an important and life-long pursuit, that the government can't fully take on for everyone. Align Clients who get the best results are proactive and health-minded.
No. No it should not! We believe wellness is an important part of health. And we aim to provide you with a feeling of wellness from the moment you interact with us, and throughout your healthy, active life as an Align Client. In fact, we feel that going above and beyond excellence in the client's experience can only lead to better health outcomes. We don't even charge a premium to provide luxury care. We are passionate about health, and that's why we do it.
While you of course cannot have dermatological treatments done virtually (we're not there yet with our NFT, nor would it provide you any medical benefit!) you certainly could have Align Orthotics™ made remotely. However you will never get the quality of assessment, fitting and adjustments needed remotely. This is why we only offer our 100% money-back Satisfaction Guarantee on the in-person experience. So book that flight! It just might be worth it to walk in complete comfort and style.
Our Holistic Foot Health Circuit begins with the Body Align Assessment (biomechanics focus, by an Align Clinician who is a licensed Kinesiologist, Pedorthist and or Athletic Therapist or Chiropodist, trained in our comprehensive process); The Align Footcare Assessment or the Alignluxe Foot Restoration Treatment which includes the assessment (dermatological, neurological focus, by an Align Clinician who is a licensed Chiropodist) is a first appointment in the Footcare Spa.
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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