What conditions do custom-made orthotics benefit?
- Plantar fasciitis
- Runner’s and/or jumpers knee
- Runner’s foot
- Shin splints
- Morton’s foot
- Corns, calluses, bunions
- Pronation syndrome
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hammer toes
- Diabetic neuromas
- Foot pain and fatigue
- Hip, back and/or knee pain
What are custom-made orthotics?
Custom orthotics are designed to align your foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position and to correct your specific foot imbalance providing proper weight distribution and support. Custom-made orthotics can decrease high-pressure areas, cushion the foot and stabilize foot alignment. Custom orthotics work on your feet much like glasses work on your eyes. Custom orthotics reduce stress and strain on your body by bringing your feet back into proper alignment.
How are custom orthotics made?
Custom-made orthotics are made according to your specific medical and biomechanical requirements from an impression of your foot. Custom foot orthotics can be made soft, to accommodate for deformities and to protect or cushion; or they can be made rigid to accommodate for individuals requiring more control of excessive or abnormal movement of the feet. They are made from a foam cast (impression) of your feet. Various materials are used to create the orthotic.
Is the cost of custom orthotics covered by my health benefits plan?
Maybe. You will have to contact your benefits provider to be certain you will be covered for all or a portion of your orthotics. All plans are different, so it is important to ask the right questions:
- How much orthotic coverage do I have?
- How many pairs am I covered for per calendar year?
- Do I need a referral note from my Physician?
- Can a chiropractor dispense my orthotics?
Your insurance provider may require a prescription from a Physician, such as your Family Doctor, which includes a diagnosis. If you are interested in custom-made orthotics, we encourage you to Contact Us and we can assist you through this process.
What should I expect?
One of our qualified health care professionals will visit your home or office and conduct a thorough medical history, examination and biomechanical gait assessment. A foam cast impression is made that captures your feet imprint 3-dimensionally. The cast and examination findings are sent to a laboratory to construct your orthotics specific to your needs. Once the custom orthotic is constructed, one of our qualified health care professionals will return to your home or office to assess the fit and comfort of your new orthotics.