When you have foot, ankle, leg or knee pain, orthotics can play an important role in your recovery.
At Edge Orthotics, a certified pedorthist works with you to learn about your injury, your lifestyle and your goals before determining whether orthotics are the right fit.
If they are, that same pedorthist will handcraft them for you in our on-site lab. We know every person and foot is unique, so we create custom molds to make sure you're getting the best match possible. You will also receive follow-up service for maximum comfort and mobility.
Whether you are experiencing a sports or work-related injury, diabetic complications or managing chronic pain, Edge Orthotics has more than ten years experience serving Prince George and Northern British Columbia and is ready to help you get back on your feet.
What is a pedorthist?
Canadian Certified Pedorthists (C. Ped (C)) are orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals that are trained specifically in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics.
Are orthotics right for me?
Recently, the term "orthotic" has been used to refer to all manner of off-the-shelf arch supports that are not truly custom-made to help manage pain. At Edge Orthotics we use a mold of your foot to handcraft custom orthoses to address your needs.
Meet your pedorthist
Shalina Edge has more than ten years experience serving clients in Prince George and Northern B.C.
New and existing clients from Farrance-Edge Orthotics can expect the same level of service they've become familiar with.
Book an appointment
Appointments can be booked Monday through Wednesday between 8 am and 4 pm by calling 250.596.2289.
We recommend you speak to your doctor and insurance provider to find out if a visit is right for you.
Canadian Certified Pedorthists – C. Ped (C) - are orthotic and orthopaedic footwear experts. They are one of the few healthcare professionals that are trained specifically in the assessment of lower limb anatomy and biomechanics. In order to receive and maintain certification, Canadian Pedorthists have to undergo rigorous examinations and are required to keep their knowledge relevant and up to date.
Recently, the term "orthotic" has been used to simply mean "an arch support of some sort." These "orthotics" are generally an off-the-shelf item that is not truly custom made to fit your foot or address your specific needs; no biomechanical assessment is taken, and no certified foot specialist does an assessment to see whether orthotics are required. These inserts generally improve the cushioning in footwear, but do not alter foot position and cannot truly address biomechanical issues or injuries. In short, though they are labelled "orthotics" they are not what we at Edge Orthotics, would refer to as "orthotics."
Orthotics (medical name: Orthoses) are custom made inserts created from a mold of your foot. They are a medical device that is designed specifically for you by a Canadian Certified Pedorthist or other health care professional who is certified to make orthotics. Orthotics are meant to address a specific foot or lower limb injury or biomechanical fault. In order to get properly fitted for an orthotic, a full assessment of your foot mechanics, position and problem must be done by a certified healthcare professional and a three-dimensional mold of your foot must be taken.
At Edge Orthotics, we build semi-flexible orthotics from a custom, three-dimensional mold of your foot. All custom orthotics are handmade in our Prince George orthotics lab by our on-staff Canadian certified pedorthists. We do not believe that you need to "break your feet in" to our orthotics; while it is normal for new orthotics to feel strange, they should not cause you any new pain.
Born and raised in Prince George, Shalina knows the importance of being on your feet to enjoy everything Northern B.C. has to offer.
Starting with her work in a specialty shoe shop, she has been helping people in the region stay mobile from the ground up for nearly twenty years.
Shalina became a pedorthist after apprenticing with Brian Farrance, an athletic therapist and pedorthist in Prince George who has worked with teams at the Canada Winter Games, Pan American Games and Olympic Games.
After earning her certification, Shalina joined Brian Farrance Orthotics, where she took a special interest in helping people manage workplace and athletic injuries, diabetic complications, and chronic pain.
With Brian moving into retirement, Shalina is proud to bring the same tradition of service and expertise that people in Prince George have come to expect.
When she's not seeing patients or in the lab, Shalina is likely exploring the many hiking, walking and cross-country ski trails in the region.
Edge Orthotics is a referral-based practice. Though we welcome anyone, we recommend you talk to your doctor first to find out if they believe an appointment is right for you.
We also advise you to check with your insurance provider to find out if pedorthic and orthotic services are covered under your plan.
Appointments can be booked Monday through Wednesday between 8 am and 4 pm by calling 250.596.2289.Call now
We are conveniently located in Suite 511 of the Victoria Medical Building (1669 Victoria St.) in the Gateway neighbourhood of downtown Prince George.
Office hours are Monday to Wednesday from 8 am to 4 pm Pacific.
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All patients are required to wear a mask during their visit.
We are spacing appointments to allow our office to be fully disinfected between patients, so being on-time is a must. If you arrive while another patient is being seen, you may be asked to wait outside until cleaning has been completed.
We also ask that patients come alone, with the exception of minors who need to be accompanied by an adult and those who require mobility assistance or interpretation and translation. In these circumstances, we ask that only one person accompany the patient.
If you were previously a patient of Brian Farrance Orthotics, your patient files have been handed off to Edge Orthotics. You can continue to book appointments as before, and do not need to take any special steps. We look forward to seeing you again!
While everyone is different, your first appointment will usually take about thirty minutes. Please bring the shoes you wear the most, so we can get a full picture of your daily activity.
If you move forward with getting orthotics, the follow-up visit will take about fifteen minutes.
You can schedule visits by phone Monday to Wednesday between 8 am and 4 pm.
First, it is important to let you know that we will only recommend orthotics if we think they can help. If we believe some other solution is available, we will recommend that - if you don’t need them, we won’t build them.
Should orthotics be the right fit for you, we strive to have them ready within two weeks of your initial appointment.
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, orthotics are now available two to four weeks after your initial visit.
No. To ensure that your orthotics fit properly and feel good, we like to have you in the office so we can do a final check of the measurements, showing you how to adjust your shoe to fit the orthotics and making sure that they fit in your footwear. The orthotics are custom built for you, so we need you there for this final step.
If it is impossible for you to return to pick up your orthotics we can do our best to finish them and have shipping arranged, however we strongly advise against this.
Orthotics provide your foot with full contact, wrapping around the heel and filling in the arch. Most feet have never had anything provide them with this much contact before. Like a finger that has never had a ring on it, your foot may need some time to adjust.
That means that they need adjusting. Some feet are more sensitive than others, and as little as 1mm of extra material can make the difference between pain and comfort for some feet. You need to make an appointment and come back for a visit. A quick 15 minute adjustment will help get you back on your feet, and on your way to feeling great - no need to worry about extra fees - there is no additional charge for adjustments!
Because we are building orthotics especially for you, our process takes a little longer. Rather than outsourcing, the pedorthist you visit is the same person who will build your orthotics. This means on the days we aren’t seeing patients, we are in the lab making the products you need to get back on your feet.