Your Wellness is Our Goal. What health concerns do you have?

Active Alignment massage foot Icon

Foot Pain

Active Alignment Leg, Knee, Back icon

Leg, Knee or Back Pain

Active Alignment icon

Alignment Issues

Active Alignment Runner Icon

Running / Walking Injuries

Active Alignment Foot

Additional Concerns

Our Expertise

Custom Foot Orthotics

Custom Foot Orthotics

A custom foot orthotic is a device that is designed specifically for each individual and can be discretely inserted into the shoe for support. Custom foot orthotics serve to align the body, prevent and/or accommodate foot abnormalities, and assist with the overall function of the foot.

Find out more...
Bracing

Bracing

Custom knee bracing can be a simple and effective way to reduce pain, prevent injury, and resume your activities. It is the most effective way to both stabilize and protect the knee joint. A custom knee brace is a medical appliance that is manufactured based on precise measurements of your leg, and tailored for your specific injury.

Find out more...
Compression Therapy

Compression Therapy

Compression therapy is a simple and effective means of increasing blood flow activity in the lower limbs through strengthening vein support. It’s a form of wound care that aims to gently apply pressure to the ankles and legs by wearing specifically designed stockings. These dressings then work to slowly stretch out vein walls and improve overall circulation, which in turn helps eliminate swelling.

Find out more...
Footwear Modification

Footwear Modification

Footwear modifications are changes or adaptations made to footwear to improve function and to accommodate specific pathologies such as a Leg Length Discrepancy, Ankle Arthrodesis (fusion), Severe Arthritis, Neurological conditions and Diabetic complications.

Find out more...

About Us

Jennifer is a Kitchener native and has been practicing Pedorthics in the KW and surrounding areas since 2007. Jennifer holds a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology and Physical Education from Wilfrid Laurier University, and in her 3rd year she initiated her steps into the Pedorthic profession through a mentorship with a local Pedorthist. She went on to complete the Diploma in Pedorthics and graduated with Distinction through Western University. In 2007 she completed her National Certification and received her designation of C. Ped (C), Canadian Certified Pedorthist.
Jennifer’s clinical approach is to provide and assist with the body’s “foundation” for optimal joint, muscle and supporting soft tissue function.

Jennifer Gulas – C. Ped (C),
Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Jennifer

No matter the reason, whether it be injury related dysfunction and compensations, chronic presentations or neurological complications, Jennifer's goal is to improve comfort and mobility for each patient. Each pair of custom foot orthotics is specifically designed by Jennifer, and fabricated locally.
Jennifer serves on the Ethics Committee and Continuing Education Committee for the College of Pedorthics of Canada; she also continues to serve as an active supervisor to Pedorthic candidates who are enrolled in the Pedorthic program through Western University.
In 2015, Jennifer was nominated and elected by her peers and currently serves on the Board of Directors for The College of Pedorthics of Canada.In her spare time Jennifer enjoys hiking, painting and cherishes every moment with her 2 children.

Patrick is a Wingham native and has been practicing Pedorthics in KW and surrounding areas since 2011.
Patrick obtained his undergraduate degree, Bachelor in Human Kinetics with Honours in Movement Science from the University of Windsor. Following graduation, Patrick pursued his passion in the health and fitness industry working as a Kinesiologist and personal trainer before entering and completing the post graduate Pedorthics Program at Western University.

As an avid athlete in high school, Patrick developed an interest in the field of sports medicine. He was first introduced to Pedorthics when his family doctor referred him to a local pedorthist for an assessment and a pair of custom foot orthotics. Patrick’s successful experience and the ability to return to sport gave him a true understanding of what the Pedorthic profession had to offer.

Patrick Purves – C. Ped (C),
Canadian Certified Pedorthist

Patrick

Patrick is the Co-Owner of Active Alignment and is the fabrication specialist/master builder of all the custom made foot orthoses for the company. Patrick has a deep interest in research and design and is constantly looking for ways to improve patient outcomes. He continues his education not only from a patient/clinical perspective, but also the manufacturing side of Active Alignment.

In his spare time, Patrick is an outdoor enthusiast, enjoys woodworking, and treasures time spent with his family.

Ask a Question

    Why See a Pedorthist?   Here’s How We Can Help!
    A Canadian Certified Pedorthist is a lower-limb anatomy expert. They look at everything from arthritis and diabetes to sports injuries and bunions, and specialize in manufacturing, adjusting, and assessing custom foot orthotics and there medical application. Through a consultation and assessment, they analyze your gait and how you walk. They examine your posture and joint mobility, and look at your lifestyle and activities to design a personalized treatment plan to decrease your pain and keep you active.

    Latest News and Research

    Find out the latest news and information about health related needs.

    Read All News