Orthotics are orthopedic devices that are used to alter or modify foot function and are designed to treat, adjust, and support various biomechanical foot disorders. Some Orthotics are simple, commercially-made devices, such as cushioned heel cups or insoles (Dr Scholls) for shoes that are sold over the counter in drug stores or other retail establishments. The most effective orthotics, are custom-made devices that are crafted to meet the specific needs of a particular individual. Custom orthotics are created using an impression of the foot called a cast, which duplicates any misalignments in foot structure. Using the cast and computer technology, technicians in an orthotic laboratory design a device that balances out deformities and corrects misalignments.
The finished orthotic is placed in the patient's shoe to support the foot and eliminate abnormal foot biomechanics by keeping the foot properly aligned. Depending on the patient's needs, the orthotic may have padding to cushion the foot and make it more comfortable.
All our orthotics are cast in our office then sent to the orthotic laboratory for fabrication
Where are the Orthotics made?
My insurance requires a prescription?
All orthotic prescriptions can be written by our staff Chiropodist (foot specialist) and are accepted by all insurance companies.
What is a Chiropodist?
Chiropodists specialize in the recognition, assessment, treatment, and ongoing care of the foot. An essential member of the health care team, the Chiropodist has many skills and techniques that help patients eliminate foot pain, gain mobility, and maintain healthy feet.
How long to make my Orthotic?
Usually take 2 weeks from your casting to pick-up.
At time of pick-up our staff will have prepared your insurance package for you to send to your insurance company
The pay then submit billing is the only format available for Orthotics please see insurance coverage section for more information.
- Prescription from our Chiropodist (if needed).
- Statement (receipt).
- Lab manufacturing report (showing how your Orthotic was made).
- Gait analysis and biomechanical report.
- Your insurance company claim form.