CDPC Halifax Provides You with Your Optimal Custom Orthotics

Orthotics are devices, typically custom-made, that are placed in shoes to help control the position and movement of the foot/ankle complex. Orthotics help to position the foot so that it is in the least stressful position when it strikes the ground. Because the foot strikes the ground many thousands of times a day, such optimal positioning is important.

There are many different styles of orthotics, just as there are many different styles of shoes. Orthotics are made from a variety of materials but are typically constructed from firm plastic that can adequately withstand the weight of the body. This “shell” is covered with a softer overlay, which allows for control of the foot and comfort at the same time.
Before orthotic - After orthotic

Who can benefit from orthotics?

Patients who are struggling with chronic back pain and spinal problems benefit from custom orthotics, and so do those with a flat foot or with a high foot arch, runners suffering from plantar fasciitis, or patients with hip inflammation or displacement.

Orthotics will help to disperse the excessive forces on the affected part and increase its support.

In the images, the joints of the foot and ankle are better aligned with the orthotic device. The orthotic places the muscles in a position where they can work more optimally and helps reduce the strain on the leg each time the foot hits the ground.

Our trained therapists can help you determine if you need a custom orthotic device through assessing range of motion, posture and mobility of the legs, and digital scanning of the feet from different angles and scanning the walking gait. The scans are then sent to the lab to form the orthotics specifically to fit every patient.

Nutritional Supplements

At CDPC Halifax, we believe that many of the aches and pains we suffer daily can be resolved through the use of nutritional supplements. We are confident in the products we offer our clients.

Conductivity Pills

Conductivity Pills
90 capsules/bottle

Ingredients: Drynaria rhizome (5:1 extract) 325 mg, micro-crystalline cellulose, vegetable magnesium stearate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.

To be taken twice a day with food or as directed. Consult the health practitioner before taking if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, taking blood pressure medication or sensitive.

Made of Drynaria rhizome

Chinese: Gu Sui Bu
Latin: Rhizoma Drynariae

A traditional Chinese medicine herb associated with the kidney and liver meridians, bitter in taste and warm in nature, can warm and nourish the kidney-yang – beneficial for kidney disorders – and act as kidney tonic for liver diseases, diarrhea, dyspepsia, fever, toothache, bleeding gums, and tinnitus and deafness.

Harvested all year round, the leaves and scales are removed from the rhizome, and then the rhizome is washed clean, sliced and dried for use when raw or after being sand-scorched. The roots and stems of the plant contain naringin and naringenin from hydrolysis. Drynaria rhizome contains hesperidin, davallic dihydroflavonoid glycoside, davallic acid, etc. The active chemicals in the drynaria rhizome positively influence bone cells by promoting the absorption of calcium by bones, and raising the levels of blood calcium and inorganic phosphorus to facilitate the healing of fractures. It has a certain chondrocyte-improving function and it can postpone the retrograde degeneration of cells.

Drynaria – Herbal Bone Mender

Therefore, it is considered one of the most important herbs that strengthen bones and muscle-qi, used to promote blood circulation and heal damaged or fractured bones, cartilage, ligaments and tendons. In fact, the literal name of drynaria in Chinese is "mender of shattered bones."

It also relieves pain, lumbago and weakness of the feet, and is applied topically to heal wounds, incised wounds, traumatic injuries, sprains, contusions, bruises, injuries of bones and muscles, and helps stop bleeding.

Also applied topically to stimulate hair growth and strength, it can successfully treat alopecia, the condition connected with hair loss.

Some researchers attribute to drynaria sex and heart tonic properties.

Recently drynaria rhizome has produced certain effects when used for the treatment of the side effects of streptomycin.

Toxic or Side Effects:

There are no known drug interactions with drynaria.
Overdoses of drynaria can lead to upset stomach and toxicity.
Drynaria should not be taken by patients with severe yin deficiency.

Reference Materials:

  • Kai Bao Materia Medica: "Dissipating blood stasis to arrest bleeding and healing lacerations and fractures."
  • The Compendium of Materia Medica: "Tinnitus, prolonged diarrhea due to deficiency of the kidneys and toothache."
  • New Compilation of Materia Medica: "Atrophic debility of bones."

E3Live® Drink

E3 Live Pills
Secondly, the patient is given a nutritional detoxification drink, invigorating and washing the toxic metabolites of inflammation to expedite the healing of joints and discs. The drink contains essential nutrients and proteins such as amino acids (80% absorbable), vitamins B2 and B6, and approximately 60 other beneficial minerals and trace elements, all of which play an important role in the repair and healing of the damaged discs and joints.

100% Aphanizomenon Flos-aquae blue-green Algae (AFA), which has been consumed by indigenous people for thousands of years, is an all-organic, wild-harvested aqua-botanical considered by renowned health authorities to be nature's most beneficial superfood, a superior edible species of blue-green algae. E3Live is the frozen/liquid form of the AFA, which is superior to all other forms of AFA, harvested from nature under the highest of standards. Those standards exceed quality and safety standards for harvesting processes as well as strict Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) in order to maintain Certified Organic status and Kosher certification before it is sent to you in its fresh-frozen state.

Physiologically, E3Live helps restore overall body/mind balance in numerous ways. Its field of action simultaneously includes the immune, endocrine, nervous, gastro-intestinal and cardio-vascular systems.

Nutritionally, E3Live provides more than 65 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and essential fatty acids, and is a rich source of chlorophyll. It is the most nutrient dense food known to mankind.

E3Live is a gift of nature, a miracle food. It must be kept cold and refrigerated at all times to maintain its freshness.

Dose: Serving Size: 1 tablespoon.

Most people begin at 1 teaspoon a day and work up. No two people are alike. Work your way up at your own pace. Trust your intuition. Drinking a few ounces of pure water after each use is recommended. To protect freshness, keep frozen.

If you are pregnant or nursing, consult the healthcare practitioner prior to use.

Possible Benefits:

  • Increase Endurance and Stamina
  • Lift and Balance Mood to Reduce Stress
  • Increase Mental Focus and Concentration
  • Promotes Intestinal Health and Digestion
  • Speed up Recovery Time
  • Restore Overall Biochemical Balance (1)
  • May Help Normalize Blood Sugar Levels
  • Enjoy Long-lasting Energy Boost (2)
  • Grow Healthier Skin, Nails and Hair
  • Truly Enhance Overall Well-being

(1) Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Director, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
(2) Dr. Fred Bisci, nationally renowned health lecturer