Soles In Motion travels to San Diego


At Soles In Motion, we are always upgrading our skills and knowledge by attending workshops and training programs.

During the month of November, Scott was chosen to travel to the DJO Global headquarters in San Diego, California. The company was founded in 1978 in a small garage in Carlsbad, California just making simple sleeves of sewn-together neoprene. In 1980 business really began to grow for the company when they introduced an off-the-shelf rigid knee support device called the 4-point knee brace. Timing for this brace couldn’t have been better as the modern era of sports medicine was in its infancy and devices like this were suddenly in high demand. DJO Global now employs over five thousand people working in more then a dozen countries in the world and has now turned into a billion dollar company. DJO Global is a leading orthopedic company and their new aim is to assist in the healing and wellness through the benefit of natural motion. Their new approach “Motion is Medicine” is their belief that physical activity is the key to healthier lives, better outcomes and improves economics for all.

The custom Defiance is DJO Global’s flagship knee brace. It utilizes a clinically proven 4-points-of-leverage system along with high-tech materials and design to provide durable support for moderate-to-severe knee injuries. This brace was first introduced in 1992, and DJO Global has produced more then a million braces; in college football alone, 22 of the Associated Press Top 25 teams use the Defiance knee brace!

Soles in Motion off to Bauerfeind Land!

In September, Jen and Scott traveled to the Bauerfeind Headquarters in Zeulenroda-Triebes, Germany. The company was founded in the early 1920s in Zeulenroda in eastern Thuringia, the place where at one time almost every compression stocking worldwide was being produced. Due to the Russian invasion in 1949, Bauerfeind was forced to move the company to western Germany, first to Darmstadt-Eberstadt and then to Kempen. Immediately after the German reunification in 1991, the Bauerfeind company was moved back to its roots in Zeulenroda.

Bauerfeind is one of the leading companies in medical research; their aim is to consistently develop innovative products that are both functionally better and therapeutically more effective than conventional products. Bauerfeind Train® supports are designed to restore mobility and improve performance. They are made from an anatomically knitted breathable fabric with visco-elastic inserts. As the joint moves, they provide a therapeutic massage and support. This stimulates the circulation and promotes the healing process. Whether you are a professional athlete or someone seeking a more active and healthy lifestyle, you will enjoy the quality, excellent wearing comfort, and therapeutic effectiveness of the Bauerfeind Train® range.

Soles in Motion – Pain Solutions from the Ground Up!

Soles in Motion is HRM’s leading retail medical store specializing in practical solutions for your feet and joint pain. Our dedicated team includes two full-time Canadian Certified Pedorthists, Certified Orthopedic Bracing and Compression (stocking) Specialists and a highly qualified staff that understand the newest footwear technology. Soles in Motion offers free, no obligation assessments for orthotics, bracing, compression stockings and footwear.

Orthotics are custom shoe inserts that are crafted by our Pedorthists and can correct gait problems, address structural foot faults, provide foot support, relieve pressure on painful areas of the foot and provide motion control. Our Bracing Specialists work with each patient to find the right solution that will improve their mobility, reduce their pain and help them lead a healthy lifestyle. Whether it is a sports injury or medical condition we can help! Soles in Motion offers a wide range of custom and off-the-shelf orthopedic bracing products as well as supports and medial compression stocking therapy.

On the footwear side, the staff at Soles in Motion will take you through a fitting process that includes a gait assessment to insure that your feet are placed in the proper footwear. Are you suffering with pain in your knee from osteoarthritis (OA)? Soles in Motion is offering a FREE Trial Program on the Osteoarthritis Unloading Knee Brace. This gives you a no risk opportunity to try one of these specialty braces that have been very successful in the reduction of pain in the OA knee. Our new hours gives you the opportunity to drop by and see how we can assist in finding the best solution to improve and maintain your activity level no matter what your ability.