I have been a Certified Pedorthist since 2005 and have helped relieve pain for thousands of clients. Whether you're suffering with heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, bunions or any other foot or lower limb condition, I can help!
Often massage, exercise, and off-the-shelf products are enough to get you back on your feet. But sometimes custom-made orthotics are needed to help correct imbalances and provide proper support. I will not recommend orthotics unless I believe they will truly help you.
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As a Certified Pedorthist, I am qualified to assess for, fabricate, and dispense foot orthotics without a referral or prescription from another health care provider.
However, your insurance company may require a prescription from a family doctor, chiropodist, or podiatrist in order for the cost of the orthotics to be covered.
It is recommended that you check with your insurance provider regarding your coverage prior to your assessment. If you are planning for your orthotics to be covered by insurance, please make sure to have a prescription for your assessment.
Unfortunately I am not able to offer direct billing to insurance companies.
During the assessment, I will conduct a biomechanical and gait analysis which involves looking at how you walk and stand as well as checking the range of motion of the joints in your feet and ankles. I will also ask you to bring in a couple of pairs of shoes that you wear most often. I look at your shoes for information about how you walk/run and also to decide on the best design for your orthotics.
If I recommend orthotics and you decide to proceed, I will take an impression of your feet using a special type of foam and ask for a deposit. That impression is then used to make your custom-made foot orthotics.
Once the assessment is complete and a deposit has been paid, it will take around 2-3 weeks for your orthotics to be ready. We will book a follow-up appointment for you to bring in your most commonly worn shoes again so I can ensure the orthotics fit properly and can observe you standing and walking with your new orthotics.
New orthotics can take some getting used to wearing. I will advise you of the best way for easing in to wearing them but if after a couple of weeks you are concerned that your orthotics do not fit properly or need to be altered to improve their effectiveness, please contact me to arrange a follow up visit. If adjustments are needed, they are always free and usually quite simple to do.
As with my massage services, I offer assessments for orthotics from my home practice or through mobile services. Please refer to the bottom of this page for location information.