Top 4 Suitcase Secrets

Top 4 Suitcase Secrets

March 19, 2020

There are many things that could effect your trip, so we want to make sure you are off on the foot!


Here are our Top 4 Suitcase Secrets to help you pack for your best trip yet! 

1. Wear Compression Socks 
We do so much more walking and sitting than we except while on vacation. Make sure your legs stay happy all day long! Compression socks help control swelling, reduce leg fatigue, can reduce the appearance of spider and varicose veins, and increases circulation! 

2. Pack a Foam Roller 
A lot of times on vacations we are doing activities that we don't normally do, which may cause us to be a bit more sore and achier than normal! Invest in a travel roller and use it as necessary while you travel. (Pro Tip: There is secure storage inside a travel roller perfect for bringing back delicate gifts or a bottle of wine!)

3. Check Your Running Shoes 
It is very important to take a look at your current running shoes and make sure they are not worn out, are going to support you properly, and be comfortable on your feet all day long while you travel! Investing in a good, quality pair of running shoes that fit properly can be the game changer in keeping your feet and you happy throughout your trip! Shop running shoes here.

4. Don't Forget A Knee Brace! (if you need one of course) 
Dealing with a current injury or condition like arthritis or osteoarthritis in your knee? Maybe your knee swells throughout the day or feels unstable when you walk longer distances? 
Bringing a knee brace on your trip may be a good idea! 
A knee brace can provide swelling control, stability and tracking for your knee, and be a great aid in pain management! It will not hinder your muscles, so no need to worry about that! But, they are good to consider if your body is needing support that it currently does not have. Browse our selection of braces here!


Sometimes packing can be overwhelming when preparing for a trip, so don't forget to think about your needs and what is going to keep you moving well your whole trip!

Need help preparing for your next vacation, but have concerns? Let our staff help you "pack" your suitcase! 

Check out our online store to browse all our products now! 



Happy Travelling! 
Written by, 

Katrina Dittmann, BSc. Kin. 
Practicing Kinesiologist 

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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.