At Pedorthics In Motion we offer a full pedorthic assessment to determine whether a custom made orthotic is right for your foot. Our custom orthotics are made using ONLY 3D casting techniques. Custom orthotics are designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position, alleviating undue stress and pathologies.
FREQUENTLY ASKED ORTHOTICS QUESTIONS
How long do orthotics last?
The life an orthotic depends on the level of activity of the patient, the weight of the patient and materials used. Generally orthotics last 2-3 years. We typically recommend having an annual check-up so we can ensure that your orthotics are still functioning properly. At this time, if needed, we can do minor repairs or adjustments.
If I get orthotics do I need to change my shoes?
Our team will do our best to work with your existing footwear as we can design different styles of orthotics for different types of shoes. We will incorporate your footwear into your initial assessment to ensure that we maximize the benefit of your orthotics to you.
Are orthotics covered by insurance?
Yes! Most plans do cover custom made orthotics, however the amount of coverage and frequency of coverage for orthotics varies from plan to plan. We are happy to provide you with an estimate prior to your appointment or even call and check your coverage with you.
Can you make soft orthotics?
We can incorporate shock absorbing materials into your orthotics, however an orthotic is a brace for your foot, so it does need to be able to support your body weight in order to do its job. When an orthotic is properly designed and correctly fit a little bit of rigidity shouldn’t be uncomfortable.
Should kids wear orthotics?
If you have concerns about your child’s gait and foot development we always welcome them for a pedorthic assessment. It’s comforting to rule out any possible underlying issues that should be addressed. Gathering knowledge about what to expect as your child’s gait develops over time is always useful. We often don’t intervene with orthotics unless the child is complaining of pain, but an assessment is a good idea.
Book an appointment to be assessed by one of our Certified Pedorthists.
Call us for more information (416) 887-4109