The Blog

30
Jan

Parkinson’s Association of Southwestern Ontario

KAL Orthoses was recently asked to publish an article for the Parkinson’s Association of Southwestern Ontario. Below is the publication, even before it goes to press! Each and every one of us, at some point in our lives, will experience a life-changing event. Car accidents, athletic injuries, illness and death can all fall into these […]

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29
Feb

Check out the HWS interview with Kelly Levac!

Read the full article in the HWS Magazine! http://www.hwsmag.com/shared/media/issue/24/file.pdf

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04
Feb

Medial Knee Compartment Osteoarthritis and Pedorthic Treatment

Lateral Knee Wedging as an Aid in the Reduction of Knee Osteoarthritis The Prevalence of Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting an aged population. OA involves the degeneration of joints causing symptoms of chronic pain and stiffness in the affected joints of the body. OA of the medial compartment […]

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04
Feb

COMMON ACTIVITIES CAUSING FOOT PROBLEMS

Common activities causing foot problem include: – running – jumping – plyometics – cleated sports (examples: football, soccer, sprinters) -squatting KAL ORTHOSES TIP: Cleated footwear is always tough! Try training in proper athletic shoes whenever cleats are not required. If you can stay comfortable 90% of the time, we can hopefully eliminate discomfort the remaining […]

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04
Feb

Casting Techniques: a Review of the Literature

The casting process is the first step in the fabrication of any custom made foot orthoses. The main concern to a patient is the end product.  Is it comfortable? Is my pain going away?  From a pedorthists point of view, the concern lies a little deeper.  The movement of the patient’s foot needs to be […]

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04
Feb

COMMON OCCUPATIONS CAUSING FOOT PROBLEMS

Occupations where employment demands involve prolonged standing can exacerbate lower limb discomfort: – Cashier – Assembly line employees Occupations where employment demands involve prolonged walking can exacerbate lower limb discomfort: – Waitress – Mail delivery Occupations where employment environments have hard surfaced floors or demand work boots can exacerbate lower limb discomfort: – Patrol officers […]

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13
Dec

OFF-THE-SHELF VS. CUSTOM ORTHOTICS: When is one better than the other?

OFF-THE-SHELF VS. CUSTOM ORTHOTICS: When is one better than the other? Ever wonder what the difference is between all the orthotics hanging on your footwear retailers wall? And what about custom orthotics?  Why pay so much money for custom?  The following information has intention of clearing up some of these hard pressed questions. MATERIALS: The […]

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