Monday, February 04, 2013

Hello! Allow us to tell you our story.

Hello interweb surfers, Innovative Fitness clients, and whoever is out there. Welcome, and thank you for reading Kintec's 1st blog post.

We've been fortunate enough to have the privilege of being invited by the team at Innovative Fitness to contribute to this small corner of the internet.

You may be asking yourself as to why IF has given an outside company the opportunity to post onto their blog?

So let us explain who we are, what we do, and how we can be of value to you (a shamless plug here)!


Kintec: Footwear + Orthotics has been helping people stay active, on their feet for life, since 1991. We started off as a custom foot orthotic clinic in Vancouver, supporting medical professionals and their patients to treat lower limb dysfunction and biomechanical issues.

Over the past 22+ years, we have expanded to 10 retail and medical locations in British Columbia (11 if you include North Shore Athletics, which was recently acquired by Kintec). Over 70% of the Lower Mainland's family doctors continue to refer their patients to us, and we have had the opportunity to work with local sports teams such as the BC Lions and the Vancouver Giants.

Kintec now carries the Lower Mainland's Best Selection of Performance and Comfort Footwear and Sports Medicine Bracing products, in addition to our custom orthotic services. Check out our web store to see which brands and products we carry. Many of our locations are within a stone's throw of your local Innovative Fitness location, so you don't have very far to go to visit us in person if that's what you prefer.

One of our core values has always has been to maintain and promote a healthy active lifestyle. This is not unlike Innovative Fitness' values regarding "lifestyle management". That's why we feel that we have a lot in common with IF, and conversely, a lot to offer to you as well.

We know from having seen hundreds of thousands of customers/medical patients over the years that if you do not have the right equipment, you can get injured and sidelined from your goal.

This is why Kintec primarily hires Human Kinetic or Kinesiology university graduates as our Fitting Experts and Certified Pedorthists. That's right, someone who is trained in biomechanics will actually perform a free video gait analysis on you, discuss your current activities, prior injuries, before your feet even touch the insides of a new pair of shoes! What you won't find is a 16 year old high school student who simply asks you what colour you like, and what size your feet are. In fact, we're so confident you'll be happy that your Perfect Fit is guaranteed.
 
Over the next several months, join us at here as we bring you exclusive educational content, news on the latest and greatest footwear and activity-related products.

We hope that you'll stick around with us.


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