Custom Foot Orthotics
What are Custom Orthotics?
Custom foot orthotics are prescription medical devices made from specialized molds of your feet. They are designed to control alignment and function of the foot in order to treat or prevent injury-causing motions such as pronation (rolling-in) and supination (rolling-out). They also act to make activities such as running, walking – even standing – more efficient. Finally, they can act to redistribute pressure on the bottom of the foot to relieve pain from excessive pressure or calluses.
How do Custom Foot Orthotics work?
Most foot pain is the result of a faulty relationship between the bones and muscles of the foot. Even small misalignments can result in significant discomfort. This abnormal function can result in problems such as arch and heel pain, plantar fasciitis, knee pain…even back pain.
The function of custom orthotics is much more than an arch support. Orthotics realign the structures of the foot and leg to prevent bone malalignment as well as muscle, tendon, and ligament fatigue. As your foot rests on the orthotic it is gently and consistently directed into the correct position for walking, running, and standing.
Because your foot is now functioning properly, the pain of muscle strain and pressure points is relieved.
Fees & Booking
Reimbursement: Custom Orthotics are reimbursable through your benefits plan. Many plans require a prescription from a family doctor. Obtaining the prescription before your casting appointment can speed up the process. Click here to book an assessment or consultation.
Free Initial Consultation($0):
A good starting place if you are unsure about whether you need orthotics. Dr. Izard will briefly review any conditions related to your lower limb and help you determine if you would benefit from a custom foot orthotic. To request a booking, please e-mail email@example.com.
Custom Orthotics ($400/Pair):
Exam / Casting Appointment: Following a thorough history & evaluation of your lower limb, Dr. Izard will create casts of your feet and submit them to our Orthotic lab along with her prescription. Your orthotics will be custom manufactured by our pedorthist and ready for fitting within 2 weeks. A $150 deposit will be collected for this appointment. Book an Exam
Follow up Visit: You will receive your custom foot orthotics, learn how to gradually break them in, and ensure that your orthotics are the right fit for you. The remainder of the cost of the orthotics ($250) will be collected for this appointment. You will also receive a receipt for the total amount of the orthotics ($400) to submit to your insurer for reimbursement.
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