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About Custom Foot Orthotics

State Of The Art 6-Step Process

Dr. Badyal has received advanced training in the assessment and prescription of custom foot orthotics. At our office, a state of the art 6-step process in the proper assessment and prescription of orthotic devices is utilized with every patient. This process ensures that the fine balance between biomechanical foot correction, shock absorption and patient comfort is achieved making not only your feet feel better but also your whole body.

Extended Health Insurance Coverage For Foot Orthotics

Our office is up to date on the requirements required by extended health benefit providers and accordingly will provide you with the necessary paperwork to file your reimbursement claim.
Here is a list of insurance companies our office directly bills and works with:
ICBC
WCB
MSP
PACIFIC BLUE CROSS
ALBERTA BLUE CROSS
CLAIM SECURE
CINUP
JOHNSON INC.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MANULIFE
COWAN
DESJARDINS
MAXIMUM BENEFIT
EQUITABLE LIFE
JOHNSTON GROUP
GREAT WEST LIFE
STANDARD LIFE
INDUSTRIAL ALLIANCE
SUN LIFE
FIRST CANADIAN
GroupHEALTH
GROUPSOURCE
MANION
CANADIAN CONSTRUCTION WORKERS UNION
D.A. TOWNSLEY
GMS COURIER 49 & 50
COUGLIN & ASSOCIATES

Our Custom Foot Orthotics Process

Dr. Badyal will guide you through an in-depth evaluation to ensure that properly designed foot orthotics are produced by the laboratory for your specific case. The evaluation will include:
STEP ONE

Clinical History

A clinical history of the patient is conducted to take into account all health and lifestyle factors contributing to your health issue.
STEP 1
STEP TWO

Foot Examination

An examination of your feet in a non-weight-bearing position to assess the overall condition of your feet (ie. callus patterns, bunions, bone alignment, the integrity of the arches, areas of pain or discomfort).
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STEP 2
STEP THREE

Weight-Bearing Gait Assessment

This part of the exam allows the practitioner to assess the patient while standing as well as in the different phases of the gait(walking) cycle. Foot and body biomechanics can be identified that are contributing to the patient’s condition and overall health.
STEP 1
STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP FOUR

OH1 3D Casting – 
Walking Digital GaitScan

A digital 3-dimensional impression is made of the patient’s feet as well as a digital gait (walking) scan is conducted. This technical data provides the laboratory of a concise picture of your feet in both a static and dynamic state.

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STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP FIVE

Integration

The findings of the first 4 phases of the Process are integrated and assessed by our office and the professional technicians at the orthotics laboratory to produce a custom foot orthotics best suited to our patient’s specifications.
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STEP 2
STEP 3
STEP 4
STEP 5
STEP SIX

Fitting and Reassessment

Once the orthotics arrive at the office Dr. Badyal will fit them into your shoes and ensure that all specifications have been met.
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STEP 6
YOUR FEET

& The Rest of Your Body

It’s important to understand your feet have direct impact on the rest of your body and support you with each step. A small abnormality in foot function can have a large impact on joints higher up in the body, causing pain and discomfort.

When you are running, the pressure on your feet can be three or four times your body weight. Even walking can produce more pressure than the sum of your body weight. The American Podiatric Medical Association says that the average person takes 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. That adds up to about 115,000 miles in a lifetime or more than four times the circumference of the globe. That is a lot of walking with ill-fitting shoes or painful feet!!

In some cases foot ailments can be an early signal of more serious medical problems like arthritis or diabetes. Women have four times as many foot problems as men because they have a long history of wearing high heels and/or pointy toe shoes. Orthotics and proper shoe fit are very important aspects of foot health. Remember if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your ankles, knees or hip joints ….the direct cause may be the function of your feet or ill-fitting shoes.

Foot Orthotic FAQ – Asked, and Answered

What are Custom Foot Orthotics?

Orthotics or ‘Orthoses’ are inserts that comfortably fit into shoes; they are designed to support and improve the functioning of feet. Health care practitioners will prescribe orthotics to patients suffering from chronic foot or lower limb problems or to athletes to help maximize performance during sport.

What if my Custom Foot Orthotics hurt my feet?

During the first few weeks of wearing your orthotics, you may experience aches and pains in your feet and legs. This is normal and is an indication that your orthotics are working. Your body has been conditioned to accommodate feet that do not function properly; as a result, it may need time to adjust. If your discomfort persists beyond a few weeks, please contact your health care practitioner, your orthotics may simply need a minor adjustment.

How often should I wear my Foot Orthotics?

Your orthotics should be worn every time you are on your feet — during work, at home and play. Orthotics are like eyeglasses, they work when they are worn. As soon as you take your orthotics out of your shoes or take your shoes off your feet, the stress and discomfort you experienced before wearing your orthotics is likely to return

Does the effectiveness of my Foot Orthotics depend on the quality of shoes I wear?

Orthotics are most effective in shoes that are constructed well, fit properly and are in good condition. It is best to bring in your shoes when your health care practitioner is fitting you for orthotics. Knowing the type of footwear you wear the most will help your practitioner prescribe the right style of orthotics for your lifestyle. It is quite normal for some practitioners to prescribe two pairs of orthotics to patients (ie. Dress and Sport). When shopping for new shoes, it is also best to bring your orthotics with you for fitting purposes.

What do Foot Orthotics Cost

Foot orthotics are often covered by many extended medical plans, meaning you will only pay the deductible which differs from plan to plan. If you do not have any extended medical benefits, talk to us, we are happy to work with you to make foot orthotics as affordable as possible. What is most important to us, is your health and wellness. 
TAKING CARE OF YOUR FEET AND LEGS

Compression Socks

Vancouver’s Source For Compression Socks and Hosiery. Compression socks can improve blood flow, which helps with swelling and leg fatigue among other potential problems. They can also give you more energy and better performance as you are active throughout the day.
Medical gradient compression socks and stockings improve venous and lymphatic blood flow. THERAFIRM stockings are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the ankle of the garment and gradually decreases towards the top of the stocking. This gradient promotes better venous blood flow which in turn helps to relieve and control edema (swelling), varicose veins, leg fatigue and other problematic leg conditions. The other benefits of true gradient compression are more energy for endurance, better performance, reduced muscle fatigue, and shorter recovery time after long periods of being active on your feet.

Compression Sock FAQ – Asked, and Answered

How do Compression Socks help?

True Gradient compression socks and stockings improve blood flow. Therafirm compression stockings are designed to deliver a controlled amount of pressure which is greatest at the distal end (ankle) of the garment and gradually decreases towards the proximal end (top) of the stocking. This gradient pressure promotes better circulation to help control swelling and relieve tired achy legs. This motion helps to drive blood back to the heart, reduce swelling in the feet and prevent blood clot formation.

Who would benefit from Compression Socks or Stockings?

People who have or are experiencing any of the following conditions can benefit from wearing gradient compression socks or stockings:

Pregnancy
Tired, aching, fatigued legs
Swollen feet, ankles, and legs
Mild to moderate swelling
Stand or sit for long periods
Overweight
Runners/Athletes
Additionally, many people without preceding conditions simply love wearing our gradient compression socks and stockings. Most people love the way they make their legs feel

Will insurance cover Compression Socks?

Most insurance companies, through your Extended Health Benefits Coverage, will reimburse for medical compression sock and stocking expenses. A prescription must first be obtained from your doctor, in order to submit the cost of the compression therapy to your extended health benefits provider.

Our staff at the Downtown Wellness Centre can assist you with obtaining a prescription, medical coverage details and filling out detailed extended health claim forms. Dr. Badyal will assess whether gradient compression socks or stockings are right for you and prescribe the best product for your needs.

Meet Dr. Badyal

Dr. Raminder Badyal (Vancouver Chiropractor and Founder of the Downtown Wellness Centre) vision of a multi-disciplinary health care clinic in the heart of Vancouver has evolved into a Wellness Centre that provides excellence in the provision of specialized health services by specialized doctors and practitioners including: chiropractic care, naturopathic medicine, registered massage therapy, acupuncture, clinical counseling, nutritional counseling, life coaching, personal training, kinesiology, custom prescription foot orthotics, prescription compression socks and infra red sauna therapy.

Our first priority is to deliver the highest quality professional health care to our patients within our centre’s welcoming and relaxed setting. The goal of our doctors and therapists is to foster a wonderful working relationship with our patients so that we can meet and exceed their health care goals. Every effort is and will be made by our staff to meet the needs of each of our patients. Please help us improve the health of our community by encouraging friends and family to choose the natural approach to health and wellness.
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Claims Accepted

At Downtown Wellness we care first and foremost about your well-being. Whether you are here for ongoing health and maintenance, or you have an urgent need due to some accident, we put your care first.

WCB Claims

We Accept Workers Compensation Board Chiropractic Claims

ICBC Claims

We Accept Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Chiropractic Claims

MSP Claims

We Accept BC Medical Services Plan for Chiropractic and Other Medical Claims

Extended Insurance

We Direct Bill To Extended / Medical Health Plans On Our Patient's Behalf
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Proud Recipient of "The Best Chiropractor In Vancouver" Award

For years Dr. Badyal and his team have been the recipient of the "best three chiropractors in Vancouver" award, as well as many others that our happy Patients have nominated us for. In 2021 - We were very honoured to receive the "best chiropractor in Vancouver" award, as given out by the "Quality Business Awards". 
Thank you Vancouver for the honour you have bestowed upon us. We believe that when you do right by your patients, great things happen!