Orthotics

Some of the more common foot conditions we see are; Plantar Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, Hallux Valgus (bunions), over-pronation syndrome and painful calluses. The Doctors at Discovery Chiropractic are trained and certified to evaluate and diagnose foot conditions and then prescribe the appropriate custom made orthotic.

 

FAQ

A. Custom made orthotics are shoe insoles designed specifically to correct mechanical dysfunction of your feet based on your individual requirements.

A. There are different methods for making orthotics. At Discovery Chiropractic we will go through a thorough foot history and examination before taking a computerized gait scan of your feet. This information is then uploaded to The Orthotic Group lab in Ontario where technicians will use the computer data to design and fabricate your orthotics. For more information on The Orthotic Group and the manufacturing process please visit their website at TOG.com

A. Most employer's Extended Health Insurance Plans will cover a portion if not all of the custom made orthotic cost. Each employer has a different contract with the insurance company so we urge you to read your policy to find out your coverage. Discovery Chiropractic will give you all the necessary documentation to submit to your insurance company so you can get reimbursed as soon as possible.

A.The cost of the consultation, evaluation, diagnosis, fabrication, shipping and fitting of your orthotics is $400.

 

What to Expect

If you decide to consult us about your foot problems, you can expect a thorough history and examination of your feet.

We then perform a computerized gait analysis by having you walk across a pressure sensitive mat. The computerized gait analysis is a modern, objective way to look at your foot problem. It provides an efficient, highly accurate and scientific means of gait assessment rather than simply taking a mold of your foot in a static position.

Finally a dynamic image will appear on the computer monitor and then the doctor will go over the results with you and make the appropriate recommendations.

It usually takes about 7-10 days for your orthotics to be constructed and sent to our office.

 

Treating with Orthotics

Chiropractors have extensive training in the anatomy and the biomechanics of the lower extremities including the feet. The Doctors at Discovery Chiropractic are all certified to evaluate and diagnose foot conditions and then prescribe the appropriate custom made orthotic.

The overall aim of the orthotic therapy is to normalize the biomechanical patterns of the feet thereby diminishing the painful stresses placed upon them and allowing healing to take place.