New Orthotics Help Andrew Feel Much Less Pain at Work

Bell peppers at a grocery store.

Andrew works full-time at a grocery store in Victoria, where his tasks include pulling skids, loading milk trays, stocking fridges, as well as directing other employees. He has post-surgery right arm weakness, as well as right foot drop, making his job difficult at times.

His orthotics provider referred him to WorkBC Assistive Technology Services for funding.

“I received a right foot orthosis, that was much better than my previous one,” he shares.

Andrew has already noticed a big difference at work.

“[I feel] much less pain throughout the day,” he explains. “[It’s] easier to walk on [my] right foot.”

Andrew says he “absolutely” recommends WorkBC Assistive Technology Services to others in need. He noted that since receiving his orthotics, he had recently received a promotion at work to department manager.

WorkBC Assistive Technology Services is operated by Neil Squire. Assistive Technology Services are available to individuals who have a work-related barrier due to a disability or a functional limitation. This may include barriers related to traveling to and from the workplace.

Questions about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services? Need help applying? Contact us: 1-844-453-5506 or

Please visit for more information about WorkBC Assistive Technology Services.

Government of Canada and BC logos: This program is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia

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