Back to School with Orthoquest

Back to School with Orthoquest

September 01, 2020

The new school year is fast approaching and we want to help you get prepared for another epic year, even if it looks a little different this year. Whether you are a student, parent, teacher or other professional here is Orthoquest's 5 part 'lesson plan' for back to school (or work) shopping!

Lesson #1: "Be Prepared"

Are you still dealing with an injury from this summer that is slowing you down? Or perhaps fall sports are starting up! Don't start your year off on a bad note - braces can be great tools in helping to keep your body in a proper alignment allowing for the time to heal and strengthen the muscles around the affected areas. Click here to browse our selection of bracing products.
Lesson #2: "Don't be tardy"
Switching orthotics between shoes can be tiring, don't let it slow you down! Fall is a great time to look at getting a second pair of orthotics made so you don't have to keep switching them rom house slippers to runners to (eventually) winter boots). Click here to book an appointment for a new pair of orthotics.
Lesson #3: "Stay Focused"
September often comes long days, busy schedules and not much time for rest - long gone are the days of relaxation at the lake. But sitting at a desk all day or in front of a screen can be tiring not only on your eyes but also on your legs. Keep your legs (and feet) healthy by trying a pair of compression socks - they will help keep your blood moving and keep you feeling energized all day. Click here to browse our selection of compression socks.
Lesson #4: "Comfort is key"
Whether you are heading back to the classroom or continuing to work from home, the fall is a great time to look at what we are putting on our feet, in and out of home. Just how we often switch our shorts and tank tops for sweaters and long pants, we should also look at replacing old worn out footwear with new, supportive options. How do you know if it's time for new shoes? Ask yourself a couple of questions: Am I experiencing any new aches or pains? Are there any visible signs of wear and tear on my shoes? Have I had my shoes longer than a year? If you answer yes to any of those questions, chances are it is time for some new shoes! Click here to browse our selection of shoes.
Lesson #5: "Have fun"
This year has been quite a year, to say the least. In all the chaos, anxiety, and stress, it can be hard to take a step back and find joy in the little things. Remember to take a moment or two to yourself each day to do something that brings you excitement and brings back that feeling you had on your first day of school, wearing your new cloths, and carrying your new lunchpack in hand.
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[OLD] Sizing Charts

FOOTWEAR:

European Sizing chart conversion:

*Please note that these conversion charts serve as a general guideline, actual fitting may vary by style.

Women’s

US

4.5-5

5.5-6

6.5-7

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

EU

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

 

Men’s

US

7.5-8

8.5-9

9.5-10

10.5-11

11.5-12

12.5-13

13.5-14

14.5-15

EU

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

 

SOCKS :

Sockwell

Brooks

Sock Size

US Men's Shoe Size

US Women's Shoe Size

Euro Shoe Size

Small

 

4 - 6.5

34 - 37

Medium

6 - 8.5

7 - 9.5

38 - 41

Large

9 - 11.5

10 - 12.5

42 - 45

XL

12 - 14.5

 

46 - 49


ANKLE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

  

DJO - Roboboots – Short and Tall

SHOE SIZE MEN

SHOE SIZE WOMEN

SIZE

Up to 4

Up to 5

XS

4 - 7

5 - 8

S

7 - 10

8 - 11

M

10 - 13

11 - 15

L

13+

15+

XL

 

 

 

DJO- Aircast Airsport

DESCRIPTION

MEN

WOMEN

SIZE

Left

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Right

Up to 5

Up to 5

X-Small

Left

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Right

5.5 - 7

5.5 - 8.5

Small

Left

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Right

7.5 - 11

9 - 12.5

Medium

Left

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Right

11.5 - 13

13 - 14.5

Large

Left

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

Right

13.5 +

15 +

X-Large

  

KNEE BRACES:

 

Bauerfeind

 

 

 

Ossur

Size

Circumference*

*Circumference measured 6” above mid-patella

XSmall

11.5" (29cm) to 13.75" (35cm)

Small

13.75" (35cm) to 16" (41cm)

Medium

16" (41cm) to 18" (46cm)

Large

18" (46cm) to 20.5" (52cm)

XLarge

20.5" (52cm) to 22.5" (57cm)

XXLarge

22.5" (57cm) to 24.75" (63cm)

XXXLarge

24.75" (63cm) to 28.5" (72cm)

XXXXLarge

28.5" (72cm) to 32" (81cm)

 

DJO

*Measurements taken 6” above mid-patella

SIZE

MEASUREMENT

XS/S

13" - 18.5" (33 - 47 cm)

M/L

18.5" - 23.5" (47 - 60 cm)

XL/XXL

23.5" - 29.5" (60 - 75 cm)

XXXL

29.5" - 31" (75 - 79 cm)


 

ELBOW BRACES:

Bauerfeind

 

 

HAND BRACES:

 

Professional Orthopedic Products (POP)

 

Size

Wrist Circ.

X-Small

4 ¾" - 5 ½"

Small

5 ½" - 6 ¼"

Medium

6 ¼" - 7"

Large

7" - 7 ¾"

X-Large

7 ¾" - 8 ½"


 

Orliman (thumb brace)

 

Size

Wrist

Circumference

in CM   (A)

 

Length

in CM   (B)

Small

14 - 18

11

Large

18 - 22

13

 

Our team is here to help you Move Well, Be Well

Orthoquest is open for orthotic, bracing, compression sock, and shoe fitting appointments. In following with the rules and regulations set out by the  provincial health authority, we are continuing to implement proper physical distancing practices and cleaning procedures.

Our Kinesiologists are also here to help.  As of May 25th, Kelowna Kinesiology will be transitioning from virtual appointments to in-person appointments. We are also continuing to offer online classes.

Please call 250-448-5908 to answer screening questions in order to qualify for an appointment with one of our team members.