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Everything You Need to Know About Orthotics

Our feet are the foundation of the entire body. Without proper foot function we may see dysfunctions and pain at the ankles, knees, hips and low back. This is where orthotics come in. Haven’t tried them before? Here’s everything you need to know from our Chiropractor, Dr. Kamran Eghtesad.

What are orthotics?

Custom foot orthotics are an advanced method for foot correction. They are a device designed to align the foot and ankle in the most anatomically efficient position. Just as glasses reduce the strain on the eyes, orthotics work to reduce the stress on the feet.

What to expect when you get orthotics?

At Revamp Wellness we start with a thorough history to better understand what’s happening. During our examination we use a 3D scanner to analyze digital gait and walking mechanics while walking and in standing posture. We then will prescribe exercises and stretches to improve foot function.

What conditions can benefit from custom foot orthotics?

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet
  • Heel pain
  • Achilles pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip or low back pain

How much do orthotics cost?

Most extended health insurance plans cover custom orthotics between $350-500 every year or every 2 years. Please check with your insurance company regarding your extended health benefits. The price usually includes biomechanical assessment, gait analysis, digital scan, static and dynamic analysis, casting or 3D custom impression, diagnosis, report of findings, shipping & handling, custom fitting, and modifications.

How long will my orthotics last?

It is typically recommended that you redo your orthotics every two years due to wear and tear. Custom orthotics also come with an extended warranty so you won’t have to worry about it being damaged.

Do I need custom orthotics?

We try to resolve issues without the use of orthotics. However, sometimes they may be necessary to get you back to what you love and optimize your movement.

Myths about orthotics

Contrary to popular belief, custom orthotics are not only used for foot pain. They can be used to treat feet, ankles, knees, hips and low back as we tend to see problems sometimes that begin at the feet and are present somewhere along the body chain.

Another common myth is that custom orthotics are the same as inserts you find in your local pharmacy. But they certainly are not! They are custom fit to the individual using 3D scans.

Want to learn more about how orthotics can help you? Book in for a session with Dr. Kamran Eghtesad once we open Revamp Wellness!

About Revamp Wellness

Revamp is for everyone, whether you’re in your golden years or gunning for gold medals. It’s a place for you to recover, heal, and feel like you’re in the best shape of your life.

Jacalyn - Langley RMT
Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Jacalyn Lynch

Co-Founder & Registered Massage Therapist

Before studying massage therapy, she was a competitive gymnast for over ten years and continued with the sport as a coach. She also competed and coached in track and field (pole vault, hurdles, sprints).

Because of her experience in sports, Jacalyn believes stretching, strengthening, and self-care go hand in hand with an effective massage treatment. She is impassioned with how the body works as a whole and makes sure to incorporate all appropriate aspects to ensure the patient’s goals are met.

Fun Fact! Do you know the difference between tendons and ligaments? Ligaments connect bones to other bones, tendons attach muscle to bones, and muscles to other parts of your body such as your eyeballs.

Education
  • Northern Michigan University

Jake Baker

Co-Founder

Jakes passion for health care stemmed from his career in hockey and his life long interest in sports. After playing years of competitive and professional hockey Jake was able to see the importance and value of body maintenance and enhancement.

After seeing and dealing with many injuries over the years he was able to experience many different types of treatment. What fascinated Jake the most was how much therapy has evolved over the years. His vision for Revamp Wellness is to always be at the fore front of the leading therapies for patients.

Langley RMT Marissa
Treatment(s)
  • Student Massage
Education
  • VCMT

Marissa Stromnes

Student Massage

Marissa is a student at Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and will be graduating in just a few short weeks.

Prior to entering the world of massage therapy Marissa managed a team of 40 in the corporate world so understands that time for self care can be challenging to navigate. Marissa is passionate about providing individually tailored treatments that help alleviate pain and improve functionality. She strives to ensure every client leaves her table feeling more relaxed and revitalized, with a home care plan suited to your needs.

 

 
female physiotherapist langley
Treatment(s)
  • Physiotherapy
Education
  • University of Brighton

Inder Sanghera

Physiotherapist

Inder Sanghera holds a Bachelor of Health Science from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Science in Physiotherapy from the University of Brighton. Her practice spans workplace injuries, motor vehicle accidents, post-operative rehabilitation, athletic injuries, and neurological impairments.

Dedicated to exceptional care, Inder builds personalized treatment plans for each patient. She uses evidence-based practice, integrating manual therapy techniques and active rehabilitation strategies to improve performance and mobility and alleviate pain. Advocating for collaborative care, she works closely with patients to understand their goals and customize treatments accordingly. Patient education is fundamental to her approach, empowering individuals to take an active role in their rehabilitation journey.

With first-hand experience in rehabilitation, Inder empathizes with her patients and guides them effectively through recovery. Fluent in English and Punjabi, she is committed to serving a diverse patient population with compassion and understanding.

Outside of work, Inder enjoys an active lifestyle, exploring the outdoors, travelling, and spending quality time with her family, particularly when cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.

Fun Fact! Some muscles you control, like your bicep when you’re lifting something heavy. Other muscles, such as those that help you breathe, move without you thinking at all.

Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Tawnya Smith

Registered Massage Therapist

Tawnya graduated in 2014 from the 3000 hour program at WCCMT in Victoria. During her education, she volunteered for Team Canada Rugby, Team Canada Swimming, Team Canada Rowing, Olympic Figure Skaters, as well as world level triathletes. Tawnya’s experience as a high-level athlete competing in gymnastics for ten years, and now competing in Crossfit, have made her keen to continually learn and understand the human body. She uses her education and experience to help athletes and clients perform to the best of their ability.

As an RMT, she focuses on modalities such as Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Joint Mobilization.

Fun Fact! As you age, you start to lose muscle mass. But if you exercise your muscles with strength training and resistance exercises, you can slow down that process and maintain a mighty muscular system for a long time.

Langley Massage Therapist - Melanie
Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Melanie Snow

Registered Massage Therapist

Melanie attended the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy and graduated from a 3000 hour program in 2014. Her interest in the body and health began while studying Anatomy & Physiology at the University of the Fraser Valley in 2010. At UFV, she has completed three years of coursework and is currently working towards her Kinesiology degree. In addition to her 5 years of massage experience, she has focused her continuing education in Soft Tissue Release, Manual Lymph Drainage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization and Functional Release. She was certified as a yoga teacher with the yoga alliance in 2017, and enjoys offering a holistic approach by incorporating therapeutic yoga, stretches and breathing exercises into her treatment plan. In 2018, Melanie became apart of the faculty at WCCMT and taught massage to students providing therapy at a men’s drug and addiction center. Melanie is passionate about helping athletes reach their peak performance, whether in preparation, maintenance, or recovery of their sport. In her practice, she has experience with professional athletes and has worked for sports events such as Iron Man Canada, HSBC Rugby Sevens, and was a core member with the BC Lions massage therapy team for 3 seasons. In her leisure time Melanie keeps an active lifestyle including yoga, hiking, strengthening and in 2018 ran her first full distance marathon and is always in pursuit of a new athletic goal.

Fun Fact! Muscle movement counts for almost 85 percent of the total heat produced inside the body. When you’re cold, your muscles contract involuntarily. When you shiver, those are muscles trying to warm your body.

RMT Langley - Karolina
Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • CDI College

Karolina Szulc

Registered Massage Therapist

Karolina is a graduate from the Registered Massage Therapy Program at CDI College in October 2022. She has immigrated to Canada from Poland at age 14 and has flourished in her education. She is excited to work together towards getting you to be able to do what you love to do; whether that would be hiking, playing sports, partaking in winter or summer activities or simply being able to enjoy your everyday life pain-free. She focuses on mind and body integration and your overall well-being to help alleviate stress, fatigue and chronic pain.

Karolina believes that massage therapy can aid in managing present and past injuries, reduce dysfunction and improve mobility. She thrives on treating low back pain and knee dysfunctions. Some modalities that she utilizes in her treatments are Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation, Muscle Energy Techniques, Active Release Techniques and Passive Stretching. She trusts that tying it all together through diaphragmatic breathing, patient relaxation and education can assist in reaching the goals that have been set: achieving the optimal level of function physically and emotionally.

When not in clinic or furthering her knowledge in massage therapy, you can find Karolina enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, hiking, sitting by a campfire, walking her two huskies, relaxing at the beach or snowboarding in the mountains. Her passion for travelling the world has given her diverse experiences of other cultures and their culinary specialties.

Karolina is always happy to welcome new patients.

Fun Fact! Muscles usually work in pairs When one shortens, its corresponding muscle lengthens. Think about doing bicep curls. When you curl your arm up so the bicep is shorter, the tricep on the other side of your arm is straightened out.

Male RMT Langley - Kurt
Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • Vancouver College of Massage Therapy

Kurt Baker

Registered Massage Therapist

Kurt graduated from the Massage Therapy program at the Vancouver College of Massage Therapy (VCMT). He spent the last 9 years as a personal trainer and CrossFit Coach. His profound interest in the human body and movement began at a young age when he discovered how to change his body with weight training for football, hockey and lacrosse.

During that time, he worked with a wide range of clientele ranging from elite national level athletes of multiple sports, to weight loss, to those with the goal of aspiring to get fit.

Kurt’s goal is to share his passion for wellness with his patients by not only treating, but by educating them on how their body works, how it should move, how to prevent further injuries and ultimately, how to improve performance.

When Kurt is not at the clinic, you can find him training at the local CrossFit gym, playing football or snowboarding one of the local mountains.

Learn more about Kurt (video)

Fun Fact! The muscles in your eyes are constantly adjusting as you read, watch TV, or look around you. In an hour of reading, your eyes may make as many as 10,000 coordinated movements.

Langley Chiropractor
Treatment(s)
  • Chiropractic
Education
  • Palmer West Chiropractic College
  • Simon Fraser University

Dr. Kamran Eghtesad

Chiropractor

Dr. Kamran Eghtesad grew up in Vancouver, BC. Growing up in Vancouver he enjoyed learning about health and wellness. This led him to Simon Fraser University where he studied Kinesiology. From there he began to explore his options in health. He worked with local high school football teams addressing acute injuries. Also, worked on the manufacturing side of creating and designing custom foot orthotics. Conducted ergonomic assessments at PepsiCo to reduce workplace injuries. All these different jobs had one thing in common, they allowed people to do what they love without injury or pain.

This led Dr. Eghtesad to attend Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose, California, where he graduated with Cum Laude with a Doctorate in Chiropractic. While in San Jose he spent his free time teaching anatomy and conducting cadaveric dissections to further understand the human body. He also worked with Stanford University Neuroscience and Pain Lab to publish research to explore artificial intelligence for neck MRI’s.

Chiropractic with Dr. Kamran (Video)

Orthotics with Dr. Kamran (Video)

Fun Fact! The spine has an exceptional memory. Your spine will remember and become used to your posture. This is why it can be hard to get out of the habit of having bad posture. But once you do make a habit of good posture, your spine will remember it.

Langley Massage - Kiarrah
Treatment(s)
  • Student Massage
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Kiarrah Pinkney

Student Massage

Kiarrah is currently enrolled at West Coast College of Massage Therapy. She began her massage journey at a young age due to a motor vehicle accident; an accident which led to injuries that only massage therapy could provide relief from. She played competitive soccer through her youth and into her university career, until she concluded that being an RMT was her ultimate career goal and came home to the lower mainland.

In her free time, Kiarrah enjoys being active in any way possible, through the gym, hiking, playing sports and other various activities.

Kiarrah enjoys working with young athletes and hopes to one day work professionally with a team. She also enjoys work with scar tissue and different fascial treatments, and cannot wait to expand her knowledge of sports-rehab and the post-injury world.

Fun Fact! The spine is very strong It can hold hundreds of kilograms of weight.

Chiro Near Me - Daniel
Treatment(s)
  • Chiropractic
Education
  • Palmer College of Chiropractic West
  • University of Fraser Valley

Dr. Daniel Dhesa

Chiropractor

Dr. Daniel (Danny) Dhesa earned his Doctorate in Chiropractic from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2022. Prior to moving to California, he earned his Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of the Fraser Valley.

Danny treats a wide variety of acute & chronic musculoskeletal conditions, specializing in neck pain, back pain, hip pain, headaches/migraines, shoulder/elbow/knee/ankle injuries & sports related injuries. It is his goal to get patients back to doing what they love by utilizing an integrated & rehab-based approach to treatment which includes:

  • Chiropractic Adjustments (Spine & Extremities)
  • Strength & Mobility Exercises
  • Instrument Assisted Adjustments (Drop Table Technique
  • Manual Soft Tissue Therapy (Myofascial Release/Active Release Technique & PNF)
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Therapies (Laser Therapy, Shockwave Therapy, Cupping Therapy & Graston)
  • Spinal Decompression/Traction/Flexion-Distraction
  • Taping (KT/Physio/Dynamic Tape & Athletic Tape

 

Chiropractic with Dr. Dhesa (Video)

Prior to pursuing a career in chiropractic, Dr. Danny worked as a certified personal trainer for 5 years, creating individualized workout programs and leading group training sessions. Danny has volunteered with Special Olympics BC, Paralympics Canada, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Fraser Valley.

Outside of the clinics, Danny enjoys being active by playing sports, hiking, kayaking, weightlifting, and more recently, golf and running. If he is indoors, he enjoys reading, watching documentaries, and producing music.

Dr. Danny is fluent in English & Punjabi.

Fun Fact! Pound for pound, your bones are stronger than steel. A block of bone the size of a matchbox can support up to 18,000 pounds of weight.

Treatment(s)
  • Physiotherapy
Education
  • University of Sydney

Mike Hosseini

Physiotherapist

Mike’s approach to physiotherapy is to not only decrease your pain, but to identify the real reason behind your injury. Properly understanding why the injury occurred in the first place will lower its chances of happening again. To accomplish this, Mike treats with manual therapy, education, exercise and improving movement patterns. Mike has certification in IMS/Dry needling and acupuncture.

Mike decided to become a physiotherapist after tearing his ACL while playing soccer at the age of 21. Working closely with his physiotherapist, he was sold on Physio as a career path. To pursue his goal, he made the big decision to move to Sydney, Australia and completed a Master of Physiotherapy degree. He then stayed in Australia to gain valuable clinical experience but is now back home, providing his Australian perspective to clients.

Physiotherapy with Mike (Video)

Fun Fact! Adults will end up with only 206 bones, but babies are born with about 100 nore It’s not that bones disappear as we grow older. Instead, these tiny bones fuse together to form the larger bones of the skeletal system.

Langley Physio
Treatment(s)
  • Physiotherapy
Education
  • University of Sydney

Dean Corpuz

Physiotherapist

Dean grew up in Port Coquitlam where he fell in love with the outdoors, mountain biking in summer and snowboarding in winter amongst other activities. He had a number of injuries while he was young which he was in and out of physio with which sparked his interest. This led him to complete his Bachelors of Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University with a concentration in Active Health and Rehabilitation. He then went on to work as a Kinesiologist, where he helped clients who had been in work and motor vehicle accidents. After a couple of years of working in rehab, he knew that he could help clients more if he became a physiotherapist. So, he moved to Australia where he completed his Masters of Physiotherapy at the University of Sydney. From there, he moved north to the Gold Coast where he planned to stay one year but ended up staying for six. The lure of the sunshine and surf made it hard to leave, but eventually he moved back to the Lower Mainland with his wife to be closer to family and friends as they started a family.

While working in Australia, he progressed his skills by working in a one-on-one setting. He uses movement and postural analysis to help figure out the root cause of patients concerns. This helps him create an individualized exercise/rehab program to address these issues and help prevent future issues from occurring. He is great at communicating, educating and helping clients understand their issue and what they can do to help their cause. He also utilizes manual therapy including specific techniques for headaches and migraines that he learned in Australia where he helped start up the Gold Coast Headache Clinic. He is trained and qualified in IMS/Dry needling, which he first learned overseas when he first graduated.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

Langley RMT
Treatment(s)
  • Massage Therapy
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Rebecca Baskovic

Registered Massage Therapist

Rebecca graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April of 2023. Before becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Rebecca achieved her Bachelors of Kinesiology in 2019 and worked as a Kinesiologist. Rebecca grew up playing many different sports and learned about massage and physical therapy when she sustained her own injury while playing volleyball. She learned that there are many components to any injury and it is best to assess the body as a whole to provide the best treatment.

Rebecca has had the privilege of working with a variety of people such as athletes, office workers, pre and post-natal women, people with neurological conditions, geriatric and ICBC clients. She utilizes a variety of techniques such as general Swedish massage, trigger point therapy, PNF, pin and stretch, fascial techniques and joint mobilizations into her treatments. She strives to incorporate her knowledge of health and wellness into her RMT practice while providing patient-centered care in order to help her clients reach their goals and improve their quality of life.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

relaxation massage therapist langley - julie
Treatment(s)
  • Registered Massage Therapist
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Julie Klimko

Registered Massage Therapist

Julie graduated from the program for Registered Massage Therapists at West Coast College of Massage Therapy in April 2020. Julie styles her practice to encompass the body and mind as a whole while treating patients with the utmost care and consideration. Her experience has led her to work with many different clients; those who struggle with pain, migraines/headaches, muscle tension, pre/post-natal pain, scar tissue, anxiety/depression and much more. 

Her unique blend of fascial work combined with gentle but effective deep tissue techniques positively affects her clients who are experiencing pain, needing help with an injury or are using massage to maintain a state of wellness. Julie is committed to making sure you get the most out of your personalized treatment session.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

Leah - Langley RMT
Education
  • West Coast College of Massage Therapy

Leah Fortin

Registered Massage Therapist

Leah graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2023.

Leah grew up in Langley and has a background in competitive sports including collegiate softball and high school basketball. Her experience as an athlete and experiencing an injury herself led her to pursue a career in health care.

As a therapist Leah’s focus are the styles of general relaxation, deep tissue and pregnancy massage. Leah provides her clients with knowledge to take an active role in healing and overall well-being. Outside of work she enjoys playing sports, being outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

Langley Naturopath
Education
  • Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine
  • University of Guelph

Dr. Jessica McGuire

Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. McGuire grew up on a farm in rural Ontario, which fostered a love for nature and biology. This led her to study conservation biology at the University of Guelph in Ontario. After graduation she was drawn to natural health, and took a job working for her local health food store where she learned about naturopathic medicine, supplements, and herbal treatments. Although she was helping people improve their health in a small way, she wanted to learn more to help more. She moved to BC to attend the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, where she discovered her love for hands-on physical treatments, acupuncture, and botanical medicine.

Dr. McGuire tackles health concerns using a whole-body approach. This involves asking you numerous questions about your current and past health history, in order to discover the root cause of your concern. She is deeply passionate about educating and empowering her patients so that they feel confident following their individualized treatment plan. It is Dr. McGuire’s goal that all patients are comfortable enough to ask their questions and fully trust that she has their best interest at heart.

Naturopathic Medicine with Dr. McGuire (Video)

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells

Acupuncture Langley - Niti
Certification(s)
  • R.Ac

Regneet Mangat

Acupuncturist

Regneet is invested in helping her patients create a better quality of life. Her practice focuses on cosmetic acupuncture, women’s health and pain management. Using traditional Chinese techniques such as Cupping, Moxibustion, diet therapy and Acupuncture to create complete health plans and treatments.

A strong advocate for women’s health, Regneet is ready to help you be a better you inside, out. From treating PCOS, endometriosis, chronic illness, fertility support to cosmetic acupuncture and wellness management let Regneet help you put your best foot forward.

Regneet completed her Diploma in Acupuncture and four-year Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program at the Alberta College of Acupuncture in 2015.

Acupuncture with Regneet (Video)

Fun Fact! Bone marrow is a spongy substance that’s found inside large bones like your hips, pelvis, and femur. Bone marrow houses stem cells. Stem cells are responsible for producing many of your body’s most important cells, including blood, brain, heart, and bone cells